Barossa Wine Auction 2021

Barossa Wine Auction 2021

The Barossa Wine Auctions AMBASSADOR for The Barossa Live Wine Auction This year, I have been invited to be one of the four ambassadors for the Barossa Live Wine Auction (as a key part of the bi-ennial Barossa Vintage Festival), along with Andrew Caillard MW, Alex...
Penfolds 2018 Quantum Napa Release

Penfolds 2018 Quantum Napa Release

Penfolds Release 2018 Napa Valley Quantum Penfolds Releases Napa Valley Quantum: Wine of the World   This is a story about a winery in Australia, whose mandate is to source the best fruit each vintage, from the region that is doing it best each vintage. Unlike...
Vintage 2021: The Run Up

Vintage 2021: The Run Up

Vintage 2021 WA – THE RUN UP ‘We made it!” Said no one ever. What a ride last week was… the start of February, and here we were, talking about COVID and projecting that that might be the greatest challenge faced by the winemakers and grape growers in...
10 of Australia’s Best Pinots – video

10 of Australia’s Best Pinots – video

Top Shelf Aussie + NZ Pinots – Before you ask ‘where is [insert your favourite pinot here]?’ please know that I understand this is not a comprehensive wrap up, rather a detailed snapshot of some of the best.  If you’ve really got your knickers...
Cape Mentelle Cabernet Tasting 2020

Cape Mentelle Cabernet Tasting 2020

Cape Mentelle Cabernet Tasting 2020 Vintage 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon – There are a few things to note with the the below: firstly, I have recorded my notes as I wrote them in the book on the day – some of the regions I got wrong (can’t win em all)....