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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...

INTERNATIONAL WINE TASTING

Friday, May 04, 2018

Thirty years ago when I started in the wine industry, Sydneysiders on the whole drank mainly NSW wines. Usually from the Hunter with a smattering of Mudgee and Griffith thrown in. The “outsiders” came mainly from Coonawarra and the Barossa with the occasional Grange. Read More...