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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.
Category Archives: New Releases
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
Stand by for the Treasury Estates marketing machine to grind up to full blast with the launch of the 2020 release of its Collection wines on August 6. Adding to this year’s release, Penfolds will launch a new wine blended … Continue reading
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 want to introduce you to two absolute bargain buys that represent real value for money with extraordinary quality. 2016 Aradon Rioja Tempramillo Garnacha This rich unmistakable Spanish Rioja has those unmistakable fine soft tannins of Tempranillo with flavours that fill … Continue reading
The 2017 results for the second Halliday Australian Cabernet Challenge have been released. The competition was judged in conjunction with the Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show held earlier in November. 31 regions submitted cabernets and all vintages were eligible and judged … Continue reading