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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...

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...