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 […]

The nitty-gritty end of wine retailing

The nitty-gritty end of wine retailing

Nitty-gritty wine retailing There are plenty of wines retailing at less than $20 it’s the nitty-gritty end of retailing and the most important. Enter any Dan’s or First Choice store, and the selection is huge. Add Aldi and stores such as The Bottle-O and Cellarbrations, and there is no suburb or even country town in […]

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 […]

White and rose wines at modest prices

White and rose wines at modest prices

White and rosé wines at modest prices. There are thousands of wines at $10 or under, and I would review them if I received them. But wine producers tend not to send the low-priced wines, probably because they’re not very exciting and would receive bland reviews. The mixed selection of white and rosé wines reviewed […]