Dan's Blog


Friday, January 17, 2020

Well here we are one-fifth of the way through the 21st century. The “oldies” amongst us can clearly remember the global “panic” about the Y2K bug. Nobody knew whether the computerised clocks would click over to 1900 instead of 2000 at midnight on New Year’s Eve 1999. Would the planes fall out of the sky? Would the electronic world as we then knew it come to a crashing halt? Well, as it turned out nothing happened other than the software companies sold billions of dollars’ worth of “new” software to governments and industry in the lead up to the biggest non-event in human history. You really had to be there to appreciate the impact of it. Read More...


Friday, February 15, 2019

With vintage 2019 well underway in most regions of Australia, perhaps it is time to consider the future. Global warming has been bringing the onset of vintage further and further forward, to the point that it is not inconceivable that within a decade (plus or minus a year or two) we will be harvesting before the New Year. Thus we will end up with one year having two vintages – wow, won’t that cause some chaos and confusion! Read More...