Author Archives: The Wine Commander

Spotlight on non alcohol wines. Part 2 – Australia

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

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Spotlight on non alcoholic wines. Part 1 – NZ

 Above: John Forest from Forest wines in Marlborough, NZ with The Doctors range of wines. You may not like to drink them but the fact is there is a growing demand for no and low alcohol wine around the world. … Continue reading

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Grange tasting

We were very privileged indeed to have Peter Gago, the Chief Winemaker at Penfold’s join seven of us for a unique tasting of Grange Hermitage at Melbourne’s Kelvin Club. The entry was that each attendee bring a bottle of Grange … Continue reading

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Penfolds Masterclass – the real review

You may recall I previously reviewed the recent releases of the Penfold’s collection in 2019 in this blog. The 2021, ‘101 Masterclass’ was a slick affair held in May. It was evident at the masterclass that the domestic marketing of … Continue reading

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The influence of different screw caps on wine quality

I came across this interesting article which is quite technical but may explain and clarify screw tops and its effect on bottle ageing. Now I do warn you to stay with it as it is complicated in its narrative. I acknowledge … Continue reading

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