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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...

International Wine Tasting 2019

Friday, October 04, 2019

There are literally hundreds of thousands of new wines released each vintage around the world. Here in Australia the best estimates that I have seen are around 10,000-12,000 new wines a year – it is probably much more these days with the same wine going off overseas with different names/labels on it. Read More...