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HOW COOL IS THIS

Friday, November 09, 2018

This week I want to talk about cool (cold) viticulture. I have mentioned before that in China and Japan they have to bury their vines for the winter, to prevent them from being killed by the frosts and bitter temperatures. However, these are not the only outposts of cold climate viticulture. Here are three more. Read More...

AUCTIONS & VINOUS HISTORY

Friday, June 10, 2016

Most people, who drink wine, drink young wine that has just been released or at best, are less than five years old. But thanks to wine auction houses such as Wickman’s Fine Wine Auctions and Oddbins in Adelaide, Sterling Wine Auctions in Perth and MW Wines in Melbourne, there are plenty of opportunities for people who don’t have a cellar to try older, more mature wine. Yes, some of the great wines at auction are very expensive, but that is usually due to their age and good condition. At the same time there is usually a raft of 10 to 20 year old wines in the auctions at very realistic prices. For example, at an auction right now as I write, there is a bottle of the 1989 Jimmy Watson Trophy winning wine going for under $50 a bottle. A 27-year-old trophy winning wine for less than $50 a bottle!! Read More...