Editorials and Opinions on Wine by Tony Keys


The Tony Keys witty and sometimes sardonic opinion of the past week’s occurrences in the world of wine.


Disaster, success, future, academia

Up and down It’s been an up and down week that brought news to gladden and lift my heart, and ...
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Congratulations weather memory lane

Congratulations and deserved Congratulations to Pete Gago for his Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours. It’s well ...
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Vale, James McKinnon Watts (27.8.32-19.5.17)

Vale, James McKinnon Watts (27.8.32-19.5.17) This is perhaps not a name well known among wine folk outside McLaren Vale, but ...
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Alcohol advertising, shrink wrapping, Chancellor Merkel

It was released too late for last week’s TKR, but it was interesting to see the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia ...
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American shrink-wrapped Penfolds confusing 60-year old

I’m in my 60s. Early 60s, maybe, but still 60-plus. When I was 30 the age of 60 was considered ...
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Winemakers Federation whimper, Australian Vintage survival

What a week for TKR not to be published! The export figures came out, and in the main were good ...
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Hospitals, Mollydooker and Britain’s alcohol guidelines

Though I said there wouldn’t be a TKR this week, I’ve managed to cobble one together. It’s short and not ...
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The real workers in wine retail

Unfortunately, there won't be a TKR next week as it's final assessment time for the lung transplant and I have ...
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Money not a barrier to buying wine, go Riverland

More tributes to Don Lewis arrived during the week. They can be viewed here On Saturday 15 April I published ...
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Don Lewis tributes, Accolade Wines & Easter

A great many kind words and tributes to Don Lewis have been posted and shared privately. I do not know ...
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