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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...

GLOBAL SNIPPETS

Friday, June 22, 2018

THAILAND:  Recently at the annual tasting of Rosé wine in Phuket, Thailand, a panel of judges (including renowned American wine writer James Suckling) selected the Thai ‘Monsoon Valley White Shiraz 2017’ (92 Points) as the Best Wine, beating just under 100 Rosé from around the world, including many French Rosé. I was pleased to see that my good friends at GranMonte scored 91 points with their ‘GranMonte Syrah Asoke Valley Sakuna Rosé 2017’ a very creditable effort by these two classy Thai wines. Read More...