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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...

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...