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Wine Shows and Wine Awards

Friday, October 18, 2019

On the first Friday of October (thanks to a good friend), I went to the Royal Adelaide Wine Show tasting, for the first time in around 3-4 years. There were nearly 3,000 entries on taste spread over about 60 classes – which would make around 50 entries per class if they were evenly spread. However, of course they are not. Most of the fortified classes have bugger all entries in them these days, whereas the class for the current vintages of Shiraz and Cabernet have hundreds in them. Along the way I tasted dozens of delicious and very drinkable wines which had not received any medals or at best “lowly” Bronze Medals. I guess that they weren’t near to technical perfection. Read More...

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Hi, today I am in the Hunter Valley attending the “Wine Media Conference” (formerly known as the “Wine Bloggers Conference”) –which is very exciting, as this is the first time in its 12 year history that it has been held outside of North America. It has a high speed, power packed agenda which will have kicked off with the inaugural speech by the iconic James Halliday. Read More...