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JOHN ROZENTALS encourages wine drinkers to get away from ‘same, same’

January 8, 2018 Beverage No Comments

I’ve always been a little perplexed by how readily Francophile the Australian wine industry has been in its selection of grape varieties. … Continue Reading

JOHN ROZENTALS looks forward to a closer look at McLaren Vale’s new architectural masterpiece.

January 2, 2018 Beverage No Comments

Well, one if the wine world’s most spectacular buildings — and I’m sure also one of the architectural world’s most awaited — is open to the public.

I’m taking about The d’Arenberg Cube, set like a huge Rubik’s cube above the company’s vines at McLaren Vale, on the outskirts of Adelaide. … Continue Reading

Grain Bar Releases Custom Batch with Archie Rose Ahead of Summer of Gin

December 27, 2017 Beverage No Comments

Award-winning teams at Grain Bar and Archie Rose have joined forces to create an exclusive small batch gin, which features a rare mandarin botanical that can only be enjoyed at The Rocks bar while stock lasts. … Continue Reading

JOHN ROZENTALS looks at a new pig entering the house to join the ranks of organic wine,

December 27, 2017 Beverage, Headline News No Comments

One of NSW’s leading organic wine producers, Canowindra’s Pig in the House, has released two new wines in time for the summer break — Pig in the House 2017 Organic Rosé and Pig in the House 2017 Organic Chardonnay. … Continue Reading

The Nai Harn Hosts Phuket’s Most Prestigious Wine Event As James Suckling’s Asian Tour Concludes With Sunset Tasting Session

December 23, 2017 Beverage No Comments

The Nai Harn Phuket recently hosted the ‘Great Wines of Italy’ tasting event, as part of the annual Grand Asian Tasting Tour by Asia’s leading wine critic, James Suckling. … Continue Reading

JOHN ROZENTALS finds a scrummy new red lurking under Mount Langi Ghiran’s Hollows Vineyard label.

December 18, 2017 Beverage No Comments

Trevor Mast, who died aged just 63 in March 2012, developed vineyards at several sites in the foothills of his beloved Mount Langi Ghiran, in western Victoria. … Continue Reading

Colourful Yarns Behind Classic Labels

December 16, 2017 Beverage No Comments

THERE’S many a colourful story around the founding and success of so many Australian wine companies, one such being McLaren Vale’s acclaimed d’Arenberg Wines whose founder, a Mr Joseph Osborn was a teetotaller who sold a stable of prize-winning horses to buy the property in 1912 that now houses the d’Arenberg winery, cellar door and restaurant. … Continue Reading

JOHN ROZENTALS wishes that he’d saved some Topper’s Mountain Gewurztraminer to salute Mike Hayes being named the ASVO’s 2017 Winemaker of the Year.

December 11, 2017 Beverage No Comments

The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology — the nation’s principal professional body for grapegrowers and winemakers — has named Mike Hayes, from Queensland and tiny Topper’s Mountain in the NSW New England region, as its 2017 Winemaker of the Year. … Continue Reading

Welcome Napa Valley to Wine Paths!

December 11, 2017 Beverage No Comments

Wine Paths features an exclusive collection of luxury wine tours, and over 250 select membersincluding high-end wineries, luxury accommodations and fine-dining restaurants in ten wine countriesworldwide.

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Rewarding Result from Older Vines

December 9, 2017 Beverage No Comments

IF like us you enjoy your Chardonnay, Margan Family Wines currently have a lovely 2017 made from the fruit of low yielding old vines originally planted by Lindemans on the volcanic soil of the Hunter Valley’s Fordwich Sill over 40 years ago. … Continue Reading

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