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Biodynamic Wine

From the SMH 22/4/08 … “Cape Jaffa, the South Australian winery and vineyard, has joined the growing list of Australian wine producers using biodynamic practices in the vineyards. The entire vineyard has been certified biodynamic, and the winery organic, by Australian Certified Organic. Cape Jaffa, established in the Mount Benson region by the Hooper family […]

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NSW WINE WEEK

Local wines are often overlooked in favour of produce from other states. NSW Wine Week 2008 aims to change that… SMH 4 March 2008 What’s On: Good Living Sydney Cellar Door. 103 wineries from 14 regions showcase their best wines in Hyde Park south from 11am to 6 pm on Sunday. Pay $5 for a […]

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Huon Hooke Receives A Corker Of A Review

Huon Hooke, whose wine reviews are often included in this blog, has been awarded the prestigious 2007 Australian Wine Communicator Award. The Wine Press Club of Australia assembled a panel of judges that included James Halliday and British wine writer Jancis Robinson. Huon Hooke was their unanimous choice. “There was no question that Huon would […]

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Setanta Cuchulain Shiraz 2005

Setanta Cuchulain Shiraz 2005

Huon Hooke’s wine of the week from this morning’s SMH… “The complex, wrap-around labels are one of this Adelaide Hills producer’s distinguishing features. Mysterious Irish mythology looms large. The quality is usually very good, none better than this delicious, cool-grown shiraz with its peppery, herbal and slightly minty personality. Despite 14.5 percent alcohol, it has […]

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EuroCave - Premier wine cellars from France

Eurocave Wine Storage Solution

From now until February 25, 2008 Wine Enthusiast are offering white glove delivery on all EuroCave Wine cellars except the Premier models although these models will still receive free door-to-door delivery. With the white glove delivery service your wine cellar is delivered to your home, unpacked, inspected and placed where you want it and the […]

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Are Viognier & Syrah Related?

Are Viognier & Syrah Related?

From Sydney Morning Herald 15/1/08: Fancy a drop of red? How about a zinfandel-plavac mali blend? A researcher in Europe has shed new light on the parentage of the viognier grapevine and concluded that DNA testing could result in some new ideas for blending grape varieties. Dr Jose Vouillamoz, working at in institute in Trentino, […]

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Wine and Women

Good news for women in this research reported in this morning’s SMH… It seems a glass a day can help keep the undertaker away – especially if you are a woman over 70. An Australian study, published in the Journal Of The American Geriatrics Society, has found that drinking two glasses of alcohol every afternoon […]

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St Clair marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2007

St Clair marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2007

St Clair Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc The bottle shops are awash with Marlborough sauvignon blanc and about half of all the wine made in New Zealand is “savvy” It accounts for 72 per cent of NZ wine exports. St Clair is a very consistent producer. This vintage has fresh, clean aromas typical of the breed, with […]

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