Champagne through pinot gris & beyond

Champagne through pinot gris & beyond

A mixed bunch I try to arrange tastings in groups, and when transferring the notes to publication also run a theme. But there are always wines that miss out or didn’t fit at the time, so now and then I offer a mixed bunch. Here’s one of them. Hatt et Söner Brut Champagne 2012: A […]

May merry month for Australian wine

May merry month for Australian wine

May we be grateful For reasons I’ve never fully understood, a couple of years (or possibly more) back, someone, some group, official body or whatever, thought there was a need to promote May as the month in which we are all grateful for Australian wines. As far as I can tell, the reason is that […]

Twenty shiraz wines in four price brackets

Twenty shiraz wines in four price brackets

One score in fives Twenty shiraz wines in four brackets of five wines each, $20s, $30s, $40s and $50 plus Nine regions are represented McLaren Vale Barossa Valley Orange Region Margaret River Clare Valley Ballerine Peninsula Langhorne Creek Coonawarra The vintage range is from 2013 to 2016 with points stretching from 89 to 98 but […]