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)....
2020 Vision: State of Play

2020 Vision: State of Play

2020 Vision: State of Play   As a wine judge, it is usual to judge at a number of shows each year.  Maybe three or four. Perhaps one capital city show, plus several regional shows.  The benefit to judging (both as a wine maker, and as a wine commentator (be that...
Mount Mary Perspective

Mount Mary Perspective

Spanning 41 Years of Mount Mary (and Friends)   Well I can say for certainty, this isn’t a common tasting to be invited too… and what a privilege it was.  I worked hard to assimilate some kind of cohesion on my notebook, but we are all very lucky I...
2022 Wine Companion Announcement

2022 Wine Companion Announcement

2022 Halliday Wine Companion   The Halliday Wine Companion has always been the domain of the great man who started it: James Halliday.  In the early days, James was able to taste all wines himself, and the publication was his way of informing the readers of the...