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WINE HEROES

Friday, February 07, 2020

Recently I read that one of my wine heroes, Randall Grahm, had sold his famous Bonny Doon Vineyard. Randall is one of my top wine heroes – although I have never met him and only had a few opportunities to taste his California icon wines, they have always been very impressive. He is a hero not only for making great wines, but for being “one out of left field” in a State fixated on Cabernet Sauvignon. Randall’s wines are centred around Rhône blends and in fact he was the original, “Rhône Ranger”. Being a full blown eccentric, not only does he still drive an ancient Citroen (the one that looks like a frog), but he also named his wines eccentrically too, such as “Le Cigare Volant”. He has planted a number of almost unknown oddball grape varieties which he turns into exceptional wines. Read More...

Interesting Bits Of News

Friday, August 02, 2019

We are back on track after an absence of two weeks due to being flat out with our main business – helping smaller Australian wine companies exporting to the world (mainly Asia, especially China). This is one of the two rush/chaos periods with wine shipments to China as the importers push to get wines in before the Lunar Festival. The other even bigger more chaotic period is in the lead up to Chinese New Year – THE biggest event in all of Asia. Anyhow, here is some news that may interest you: Read More...