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SHAW & SMITH

Friday, August 24, 2018

This week I am talking about one of the top performing wineries in the Adelaide Hills, SHAW + SMITH. The company was formed when winemaker Martin Shaw joined forces with Australia’s first Master of Wine, Michael Hill Smith. It wasn’t long after they kicked off in 1989 that they started to make very classy Adelaide Hill’s wines.  Read More...

EASTERN BLOC UPDATE

Friday, July 13, 2018

The wine industries of Eastern European countries suffered severely under the communist regime in that they were forced to almost abandon their native grape varieties and produce oceans of very mundane wines, mainly from “classic” varieties such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Read More...