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.


Thank you and farewell

To begin at the end It’s Tuesday morning, the 1st of August. For me, it’s been a very long 24 ...
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Counterfeit wines and counterfeit experts, wine show arguments

It’s been quite a week, depending on what direction one’s interests face. Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title, ...
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Believe me my name is Treasury

River currents On 26 June Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) put out a media release announcing the launch of a new ...
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Treasury Wine Estates insult to the Wynn family

Life in the zoom-zoom lane I read James Halliday in The Weekend Australian Magazine most weeks, then put the mag ...
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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What a week for TKR not to be published!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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