Posted on 15 Aug 2012
There is no better feeling than to put a wine in mouth and sense something special. That very instant. It is so revealing, and moreso encouraging to have another sip, then get up close and personal with the rest of the bottle. I had that experience on a recent visit to the... READ MORE »
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Posted on 24 Jul 2012
Two guys with little left to prove and plenty to drink are the Adelaide Hills based duo, cousins actually, Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW. First they chose the vineyard site 20 years ago (around 1989), then they established the business from the ground up. It was de... READ MORE »
Posted on 22 Jul 2012
Pewsey Vale, Eden Valley, Louisa Rose, Riesling
Posted on 10 Jul 2012
Last week’s Royal Queensland Wine Show awarded the trophy for best 2012 harvest white wine to Pewsey Vale Riesling (96). That put the spotlight on both the wines from the 2012 crop and a vineyard origin which is Eden Valley, South Australia. Louisa Rose, the charming... READ MORE »
Posted on 06 Jul 2012
Berton Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir 2009 13.5% (£13.75) This is from Tasmania, the smaller island of Australia where most of the exciting pinot winemaking is happening-thanks to positive climate changes. This wine comes from northern Tasmania where the fruit characters are... READ MORE »
Posted on 06 Jul 2012
Chester Osborn did not need to collect a recent Wine Intelligence 10 for 10 Business Award to attract global attention. This golden locked, laconic and worldly Aussie has been spraying wine drinkers with drinking gems and ditties for a couple of decades. Sounds like the right... READ MORE »
Posted on 06 Jul 2012
The news could not come at a better time-Villa Maria were celebrating their fifty years since establishment in New Zealand’s North Island. Villa Maria Estate’s founder and owner Sir George Fistonich recently won a Wine Intelligence 10 for 10 Business Award at... READ MORE »
Posted on 06 Jul 2012
Melbourne’s Yarra Valley forms part of the dress circle of wineries that surround the capital. One to capture many opinions is De Bortoli through the efforts of the winemaking chief of De Bortoli at Dixons Creek-Steve Webber. Steve’s theories play out through... READ MORE »
Posted on 06 Jul 2012
The label on Yealands Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc says prominently its Carbon Zero and that your drink is a certified product. This is the wine from the New Zealand vine entrepreneur Peter Yealands. His vineyards are extensive too. Before jumping to conclusions we... READ MORE »