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James Halliday selling his rare wines

It took half a century for James Halliday to accumulate his $1m collection of rare Burgundy wines. But at 82, he can’t drink them all. (Like many of us with cellars so full that they will never be drunk while … Continue reading

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2013 Mas La Plana Cabernet Sauvignon

The Catalan Penedes region of Spain I read with interest that the Mas la Planta Cabernet Sauvignon by Familia Torres was the most searched Cabernet Sauvignon on the renowned web site Wine-Searcher.com generating 226 million searches for this wine in 2019. Having … Continue reading

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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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The Wine Table celebrates it’s 4000th lunch

The  Wine Table, founded in 1927, meets every Wednesday in the upstairs Mural Room  at Melbourne restaurant institution Grossi Florentino. On 5 December it celebrated it’s 4000th lunch. Putting it into prospective members have consumed more than 37,000 bottles of red wine … Continue reading

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Wine Spectator top 100 wines of 2018

I am most grateful to Wine Spectator magazine for allowing me to publish their top 100 wines for 2018. Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select their Top 100, based on … Continue reading

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