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OPEN THAT BOTTLE

Friday, February 28, 2020

Let’s start this week’s blog with a gentle reminder – tomorrow, February 29, is the annual, “OPEN THAT BOTTLE DAY”, when we should rummage around the cellar or cupboard and find an old bottle of wine that we have been putting off opening – and then open it. There are a number of reasons that we put off opening a particular bottle of wine, it could be that we don’t think it is quite “ready” yet, or that “it is probably well past it”, or “I am saving that for a special occasion” – which never seems to come. Read More...

VINOUS FUTURE

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...