Bakkheia: Preston’s Secret

Bakkheia: Preston’s Secret

Bakkheia (bak-kee-ya)   Bakkheia in the Preston Valley (Geographe Wine Region WA) is a boutique winery started by ex-Navy Clearance Diver Michael and his wife Ilonka Edwards.  To say that the winery is nestled into the side of a picturesque valley of rolling...
Australia’s Greatest Riesling Tasting

Australia’s Greatest Riesling Tasting

Australia’s Greatest Rieslings   *Before things get underway here, I must mention a few caveats: 1) Not all of the rieslings that we wanted to feature were available, so this leaves room for a follow up tasting.   2) If a riesling is missing, it does not mean it...
WA Value Pinot: Top of Class

WA Value Pinot: Top of Class

Clear the Field: WA Pinot YES   The panel and I opened a dozen pinot noirs from Western Australia in the hopes of finding one that could be a new hero.  We expected one or two, maybe three, even.  We found five crackers.    WA is not famous for pinot noir, in...
11 German Rieslings: ja bitte.

11 German Rieslings: ja bitte.

ja bitte.   Germany is the spiritual and actual home of some of the greatest white wines on earth.  I am, of course, referring to riesling.  Loved by wine tragics the world over and misunderstood by the general public, these are incredibly beautiful, diverse,...
2018 Standish Unicorns

2018 Standish Unicorns

2018 Standish Release: Unicorns Unicorn: noun: In the wine world, a unicorn wine doesn’t have to be the most epensive (but sometimes they are), it is rare/scarce/hard to find, high quality… That definition fits these wines.  They sell out in a instant,...