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SOME "OFF THE RADAR" WINE NEWS

Friday, August 05, 2016

A HELPING HAND: A couple of years ago in Sydney I met John Wurdeman, an affable expat American artist. John visited Georgia (the country not the state) many years ago and stayed, got married and started the Pheasant’s Tears Winery. Read More...

TANKING the CELLAR

Friday, October 16, 2015

TANKING THE CELLAR:  Just about every serious or dedicated wine drinker dreams of having a cellar in which to stash their treasures, whilst they slowly mature from being great, young wines into stunningly awesome, mature wines. The probability of this transformation happening has increased dramatically since the Australian wine industry (except for a few dinosaurs) changed over from using bits of tree bark (cork) to screw caps. No more opening 15-25 year old wines to find that despite all your TLC (tender loving care), they have been buggered up by a lump of tree bark (cork). Read More...