Dan's Blog


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...


Friday, October 13, 2017

The ninth World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE) will be held in Amsterdam on November 20-21 this year. This is a very important event for the Australian Wine Industry as many countries will be present looking for bulk wine to bolster the supply in their country, especially given the lower than usual yields in many countries this vintage. Read More...