Get ready because here are the Chardonnay Queens and they each have their own story to tell. These wines are successful in balancing ripeness of fruit with the magic that occurs at the deft hands of skillful winemaking. Many of these more regal expressions
Undeniably, Chardonnay is a great companion to food and until the oak become more of a caricature than a supporting act, always was. And if you are a Sauvignon Blanc-lover feeling your attention beginning to wander, now is the time to rediscover the foodie aspect
The come back queen that is…. There has been much bolstering of Chardonnay’s position over the past two to three years, even longer, on the part of writers, educators and like. It might not have been as organised as the Rose Revolution but is happening.
The coming of Spring is heralded with the popping of corks at my place, and the corks keep popping for ooh.. at least the next 11 months! But seriously, as the weather warms up, so does the social scene & bubbles should never be limited
Over the past year I have been struck by how far along the road to feminine equality our industry in Australia has come & just how far we have to go. I use this word ‘feminine’ deliberately as we should be able to still be
From my very first sip of Condrieu, I have been a great fan of Viognier. And when you have such a harrowed life story as has this grape, you need all the fans you can get. Being nearly extinct in your home region (ok.. so
There is something about family. In the simplest sense of the word, we have all had one at one time. While it may bring to mind idyllic memories with beatific smiles, even the most dysfunctional are still some of the luckiest despite not feeling it.
I have recently been asked by a friend to recommend some wines for the cellar. I have decided to take it one step further and focus on wines that offer cellaring pleasure without bursting the severely stretched wallet’s stress-o-meter. Let’s face it, while a cellar
I am not alone in feeling that Autumnal leaves bring to mind the fragrant warmth of a good Pinot Noir. So purple ruby hued. So spicy imbued. Yet, without the heavy fullness of a big fruity Shiraz to weigh you down on an evening still
Not that I think that the Barossa Valley needs to ‘reduxed’ at all. It is still one of the best known wine regions of Australia –in & out side of Australia and it is still producing some very stylish wines. Of course, ‘Barossa’ is a
There is light at the end of the Sauvignon Blanc soaked tunnel. While I enjoy the odd glass of Sauvignon Blanc, I have made it my mission to remind everyone that there are more interesting white wines that deserves your attention. Albeit, Viognier is not
With Summer here, there is no doubt that many of us start reaching for wine from the fridge rather than the cellar. As the weather heats up, there is nothing quite like a chilled glass of wine to keep you from getting hot under the