Category Archives: Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2010 Les Courtilles Châteauneuf-du-Pape

I’m happy to go on record as saying I have soft spot for CDPs. I’ll drink Rayas and Charvin any day of the week and even the less prestigious (and less expensive) wines hit the spot if they’re well executed. … Continue reading

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Wirra Wirra’s Woodhenge Cup: Stay Low and Pull don’t Push

Adelaide Here I am, living in Australia, writing about wine, talking about terroir and until earlier this month I’d never set foot in South Australia. Heresy! I’ve always been a bookish type, gathering my thoughts and impressions from ‘secondary texts’ but … Continue reading

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Cirillo Vertical

Marco Cirillo typifies the sort of person I like to see making wine in Australia at the moment. Equal parts opinionated and generous with honesty & integrity being key to his apporoach to vinous matters & life in general. He’s one … Continue reading

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