Author Archives: The Wine Commander

Retropective Wynns Black Label tasting

The annual release of Wynns Coonawarra wines known as Wynnsday is officially Wednesday 5th June, 2024. However I was privileged to a preview of three of their icon wines with Wynns Senior Winemaker, Sue Hodder (left) as part of a … Continue reading

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Extensive Margaret River Tasting

I was delighted to visit the Margaret River region in May on a mission to concentrate on chardonnay and cabernet/blends. The first thing I quickly realised was the abundance of the Gingin clone which originated from the Côte d’Or, France and … Continue reading

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Wine grumblings into 2023

Welcome to 2023 and the highs and lows that us consumers will face towards 2024. I have a few gripes which I will share.  Here are six wine issues I’d like to say goodbye to as we look ahead to next … Continue reading

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Royal Adelaide Wine Show winners announced

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

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Tahbilk 13 vintages reviewed

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

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