Hail 2010

“Hail 2010”, Peter Gago was quoted as saying at the release of the 2010 Penfolds Grange. The 2010 Penfolds wines were highly praised for their profound depth of colour and vibrancy with James Halliday awarding the 2010 vintage 99/100 points and claiming it will go down in the pantheons of greatest Grange vintages. In about…

Spring time in the Barossa

Spring is well and truly upon us today, with a beautiful September day of clear skies and warm temperatures. There is also an atmosphere of excitement at this time of year with footy finals beginning across the country as thousands flock to grounds and stadiums all over Australia to support their team. Here in the…

It’s wine Jim, but not as we know it

My friend Grant Dickson owner of the wonderful FermentAsian in Tanunda wrote a typically eloquent and verbose post on Facebook recently (you can read it here) on the comeback and change in Chardonnay and the perception of Chardonnay in the minds of his clientele. His comment that many of his diners state they, “Don’t like…

And the winner is …..

When it comes to wine there is no shortage of opinions, ratings, medals or awards and as a wine consumer it can all get a bit overwhelming with the shear number of wine journos, bloggers, shows, reviewers and so on. Wine is probably the most over analyzed, over thought beverage on the planet. With all…

Good Food and Wine Adventure

The Good Food and Wine show is currently rolling around the country, with Perth getting its turn next weekend. We had one of most successful results at the recent Melbourne show, a big thank you to all those who came to visit the Barossa stand. If you haven’t been to a Good Food & Wine…

The importance of diversity in wine

At a recent tasting event organised for cellar door staff from across the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale I was reminded of how important it is to get out and taste different wines. Like many in the wine industry, tasting and drinking the wines you sell and produce each day is great but it…

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