Marco Lubiana Lucille Chardonnay + Pinot

Marco Lubiana Lucille Chardonnay + Pinot

Marco Lubiana 2018 Marco Lubiana is the second generation of Lubiana’s – his father Steve before him – in Tasmania to make their mark via great wine.  These wines, his debut release, spark fire in the imagination, and show us the effortless...
Grange in Context

Grange in Context

The Biggest Kahunas in Australian Shiraz   How Good Are They? I’m here to state the obvious.  They’re good. VERY GOOD. In my pursuit of context, and made possible by the 2016 Grange release sample bottle, we put together of five of Australia’s most...
Penfolds Collection 2020

Penfolds Collection 2020

Penfolds Collection Release 2020 Penfolds Release 2020 Collection   Each year, the Penfolds collection is released to a selection of media from across the country. It’s usually in Melbourne, sometimes at Magill. It is an eagerly anticipated day on most people’s...
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...
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...