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...
Wendouree Wonder

Wendouree Wonder

Wendouree 2013 + Wendouree 2017   A friend emailed and mentioned that he intended on opening 12 bottles of Wendouree across two vintages for lunch, and was I interested in coming earlier in the day and having a look at them.  Is the pope a catholic.  The two...
7 Top Bagged Cabs

7 Top Bagged Cabs

Seven Sensational Cabernets   From 30 cabernets from predominantly Western Australia (17 from Margaret River, 12 from the Great Southern, 1 from Barossa Valley) I’ve narrowed this list down to a top 7 only.  A wide variation of styes, these are all...
Hentley Highlights with Andrew Quin

Hentley Highlights with Andrew Quin

Hentley Farm, Barossa Valley   Last week I spent nearly two hours on Zoom with Hentley Farm winemaker Andrew Quin.  He is relaxed, focused and passionate about what he is doing – it made chatting very easy indeed.  Now – we looked at 11 wines...