And it is about time too! I am so pleased to say that this Summer, we are celebrating the oft forgotten and neglected stalwarts of Australian wine. The fortifieds. We have a rich history in fortified production and being not content to adhere to tradition
Last week I got one of those deliveries from Taylors that I could not help but be inspired by. Designed to celebrate the final Promised Land wine to be redressed in the new label design, the pack included a bottle of Taylors Promised Land Moscato
It is somewhat appropriate to say ‘Bon anniversaire!’ Not only does the Blue Pyrenees Winery have to take some responsibility for putting the region on the map but its rich history has been interwined with the forward French thinking Liquor giant Remy Martin
Being greeted at the door with a glass of my choice of Dom Perignon or Krug is exactly how I wanted to start my afternoon with Singapore Airlines! ‘Just part of the First Class service, it is lovely to meet you’….. ‘ahh!’, said I, trying
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