Author Archives: The Wine Commander

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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Wine Spectator top 100 wines 2021

  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

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