Category Archives: Features

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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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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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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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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