Dan's Blog


Friday, November 08, 2019

These days one receives a barrage of press release emails advising that this winery or that has won a medal or trophy, somewhere or other, here or there around the world. Most of these end up in my circular filing folder (the bin) as they are just an attempt to broaden their reach for a single achievement. Read More...

Wine Shows and Wine Awards

Friday, October 18, 2019

On the first Friday of October (thanks to a good friend), I went to the Royal Adelaide Wine Show tasting, for the first time in around 3-4 years. There were nearly 3,000 entries on taste spread over about 60 classes – which would make around 50 entries per class if they were evenly spread. However, of course they are not. Most of the fortified classes have bugger all entries in them these days, whereas the class for the current vintages of Shiraz and Cabernet have hundreds in them. Along the way I tasted dozens of delicious and very drinkable wines which had not received any medals or at best “lowly” Bronze Medals. I guess that they weren’t near to technical perfection. Read More...