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GLOBAL SNIPPETS

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...

INTERNATIONAL WINE TASTING

Friday, May 04, 2018

Thirty years ago when I started in the wine industry, Sydneysiders on the whole drank mainly NSW wines. Usually from the Hunter with a smattering of Mudgee and Griffith thrown in. The “outsiders” came mainly from Coonawarra and the Barossa with the occasional Grange. Read More...