The 20th Australian Wine Annual...

September 22, 2016

The 20th edition of The Australian Wine Annual will now be released in July/August 2017. Its author and publisher Jeremy Oliver has followed advice from his new distributor, Woodslane, to release the guide earlier in the […]

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An era ends as Warrenmang is to be aucti...

August 12, 2016

Luigi and Athalie Bazzani, creators of the Warrenmang complex of vineyard, winery, resort and restaurant, have bowed to the inevitability of time by placing them for sale by auction by Knight Frank and Colliers International, […]

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Put down your glasses. 2014 is the Hunte...

March 28, 2016

I’ve been around for long enough to remember the spirit with which Murray Tyrrell would inevitably declare each Hunter Valley season as The Vintage of the Century. It’s a shame he’s not around to experience […]

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Australian winemakers get out of jail de...

March 28, 2016

Australia’s wine industry has been rocked by the earliness and compactness of the 2016 vintage. The string of warm to hot vintages this country has experienced since 2000 has been enough to put the industry […]

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Brimoncourt’s Exceptional Debut...

March 20, 2016

I recently tasted the new releases from Champagne Brimoncourt, a small house founded as recently as 2008. These are particularly vinous Champagnes, crafted to deliver perfume, purity, texture and minerality. They’re made and packaged in […]

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Join me to taste Victoria’s 3 fine...

January 24, 2016

Join me for this exclusive Melbourne Food & Wine Festival tasting that celebrates the top 3 wines in Victoria. Taste Mount Mary Quintet, Giaconda Chardonnay and Bass Phillip Pinot Noir with examples of the international wines […]

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