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Come with me as I travel and meet winemakers, taste and evaluate their wines with an honest an appraisal free of the usual marketing hype. I will share with you wine reviews, unbiased tasting notes and tips that you will understand. This will be an invaluable guide to purchasing wines, helping you become a savvy wine consumer and even impress your friends! Read also the latest news gripping the wine industry and make a note of local wine events.
Author Archives: The Wine Commander
Boutique wine producers have taken home many of the gongs at South Australia’s annual wine show with a small Clare Valley winery, established less than 20 years ago, claiming one of the most prestigious trophies. Naked Run Wines won the … Continue reading
I was privileged to join a group of connoisseurs at Melbourne’s elite Wine Table, hosted recently at the Danish Club. The objective was to review 14 vintages of Chateau Tahbilk shiraz. First though, some background and history of the winery … Continue reading
Each year since 1988, the influential and prestigious US Wine Spectator magazine has released its Top 100 list, where the editors select the most exciting wines from the more than 12,500 they reviewed during 2021. Pictured left is the number … Continue reading
Australian Vintages McGuigan Zero range now makes up 10 per cent of sales of the entire McGuigan portfolio. In part 1 of this topic we looked at no and non alcoholic wines progression in NZ. In this blog we examine theproduers … Continue reading