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2019 WRAP-UP

Friday, December 13, 2019

This is the last Blog for the year so we would like to wish you and yours a very Merry and safe Christmas. We hope that 2020 (the Year of the Rat) will be a fabulous year for you, both personally and in the wine business, full of joy with a minimum of disappointments. Although that might be a bit more challenging than usual with most of the “world leaders” behaving like spoilt children/brats. Read More...

GLORIOUS GRENACHE

Friday, August 30, 2019

I have written before about the amazing work that McLaren Vale growers are doing to identify and categorize the impact that their tumultuous geology has upon the flavours of their Shiraz (see Winestate Magazine, “Super Serious about Shiraz”, Sep-Oct 2017 Edition). Some of the “Valers” have also formed the “Fiano Fellowship” (see WBM, “The Fiano Fellowship”, Jan- Feb 2019 edition), to evaluate the region’s Fiano.  Read More...