Dan's Blog


Friday, June 29, 2018

This magnificent, vibrant and fantastic industry of ours – the Australian wine industry – which has led the world in oh, so many ways over the last half a century, in technology, innovation and varietal experimentation – unfortunately, has within it a small handful of greedy/conniving shysters. Read More...


Friday, June 22, 2018

THAILAND:  Recently at the annual tasting of Rosé wine in Phuket, Thailand, a panel of judges (including renowned American wine writer James Suckling) selected the Thai ‘Monsoon Valley White Shiraz 2017’ (92 Points) as the Best Wine, beating just under 100 Rosé from around the world, including many French Rosé. I was pleased to see that my good friends at GranMonte scored 91 points with their ‘GranMonte Syrah Asoke Valley Sakuna Rosé 2017’ a very creditable effort by these two classy Thai wines. Read More...