Category Archives: Wine Events

Barolo, Brunello and Brisbane: The Three Bs

‘The Three Bs’ – depending on your background that phrase may evoke Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms or booze, babes, and buds but last week it was all about Barolo, Brunello and Brisbane. Sommeliers Australia have been holding comparative tastings around … 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

Posted in Adelaide Hills, Australia, Cabernet et al, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, Grenache, Grenache et al, McLaren Vale, Moscato, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, South Australia, Wine Events, Wine Musings | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

A Whole Bunch of Action at the Yarra Valley Wine Program

A WILD RIDE  It’s my life It’s now or never I ain’t gonna live forever The words were Bon Jovi’s but they rang out loud and clear from a very unexpected source; wine writer Winsor Dobbin’s mobile phone. On the … Continue reading

Posted in Arneis, Blogging, Burgundy, Cabernet et al, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gamay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Syrah, Tempranillo, White Blends, Wine Events, Wine Musings, Yarra Valley | Tagged , | 9 Comments

2009 De Iuliis Steven Vineyard Shiraz

Hunter Valley 13.0% Screwcap $40 This wine was sent to me as part of a six pack intended for a “taste and tweet” event organised by Wine Communicators Australia (I am not a member). I’d like to mention a few things … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Hunter Valley, Shiraz, Wine Events, Wine Musings | 16 Comments

Lunch with Stu and Donny

I was warned. Gary Walsh told me to take ear plugs. Angus Hughson; ” Nice quiet lunch then ;-)”…but nothing could have truly prepared me for the whirlwind of perpetual motion, the barrage of ideas and the sheer energy and … 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

Posted in Barossa, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Grenache, Wine Events, Wine Musings | 4 Comments