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DELIGHTFUL - DIVINE - DURIF

Friday, August 31, 2018

This week I am talking about DURIF, which has been one of my favourite varieties since I first tasted the Morris of Rutherglen Durif back in the late 1980s. I had just joined the wine industry as the Administration Manager at Orlando’s Sydney office and on one Friday afternoon the State Manager cracked open a bottle of early 1980s Morris Durif. Well, I was besotted!! A while later, just before I moved to Adelaide, we had a visit from Mick Morris and I got to taste an aged Durif from the mid-1970s – Wow! That was the real start of a lifelong, passionate love affair with DURIF. Read More...

SHAW & SMITH

Friday, August 24, 2018

This week I am talking about one of the top performing wineries in the Adelaide Hills, SHAW + SMITH. The company was formed when winemaker Martin Shaw joined forces with Australia’s first Master of Wine, Michael Hill Smith. It wasn’t long after they kicked off in 1989 that they started to make very classy Adelaide Hill’s wines.  Read More...