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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
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
I was delighted to attend a new release tasting of the latest Bass Phillip and some burgundy comparisons provided by ‘Wisdom and Wine’. Three brackets were shown and a bunt summary follows. Points are out of 20. 2014 Besson Chablis … Continue reading