Author Archives: The Wine Commander

Australian wineries assess fire damage

 In this special edition we review the damage to wineries around Australia after the bush fires. As the Coronavirus rolls on it is time to reflect on the damage done to Australian wineries as a result of the bush fires. … Continue reading

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Penfolds Collection, the real review

Already the Treasury Wine Estates marketing machine has been busy wooing and seducing wine writers with the glossy brochures, flash in store point of sale displays on top of wooden boxes and free sample bottles. There will be more publicity … Continue reading

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55 NZ Sauvignon Blancs assessed

I want to say from the outset I am not a Sauvignon Blanc drinker – too  much freshly cut green grass and asparagus for me but I do know many of you and your partners do not mind this style. So … Continue reading

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Decanter World Wine Winners 2019

The results are in for the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards. Ok, there are probably too many wine shows – particularly here in Australia – but this is the world’s largest wine competition,  judged close to 17,000 wines, entered from … Continue reading

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How to drink alcohol when flying

 I recall many years ago seated next to me on a trip to HongKong was a renowned wine judge. During the trip he only drank champagne. So I asked him why? He explained that wine does not taste the same as … Continue reading

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