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AMATEUR HOUR

Friday, October 05, 2018

Mention amateur winemakers and most people imagine some old Italian or Greek guy bringing out his recently homemade firewater and pouring it from an old wine bottle. It would probably taste more like grappa or even metho than proper wine.  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...