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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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Penfolds Collection, the real review

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

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55 NZ Sauvignon Blancs assessed

I want to say from the outset I am not a Sauvignon Blanc drinker – too  much freshly cut green grass and asparagus for me but I do know many of you and your partners do not mind this style. So … Continue reading

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Decanter World Wine Winners 2019

The results are in for the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards. Ok, there are probably too many wine shows – particularly here in Australia – but this is the world’s largest wine competition,  judged close to 17,000 wines, entered from … Continue reading

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Four Sauternes to think about

I was privileged to be invited to a line up of Sauternes hosted by The Savage Club one of Melbourne’s leading private business clubs. A group of 20 assessed a selection of wines that included four French Sauternes. BACKGROUND  The … Continue reading

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