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Come with me as I travel and meet winemakers, taste and evaluate their wines with an honest an appraisal free of the usual marketing hype. I will share with you wine reviews, unbiased tasting notes and tips that you will understand. This will be an invaluable guide to purchasing wines, helping you become a savvy wine consumer and even impress your friends! Read also the latest news gripping the wine industry and make a note of local wine events.
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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
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
I recently enjoyed a blind tasting of 13 cleanskin wines aged 3 years plus from various cellars. Naturally they varied in quality but did spring up a remarkable gem. This 1974 Murray River Red, Bin 537 was purchased for 65 … Continue reading
If you are visiting Bordeaux this winter be aware that many winemakers have just lost 100% of their harvest. Violent hailstorms ravaged parts of the famous wine region in south western France last Saturday causing major damage in hundreds of … Continue reading
I have to admit that decanting is a tricky business. It requires forethought, planning and patience. Unless you are removing sediment from an older bottle decanting is usually best for tannic and younger wines. Decanting introduces oxygen which enhances a … Continue reading