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 […]

Cabernet Sauvignon, the mongrel grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, the mongrel grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, the mongrel grape What is there to say about cabernet sauvignon that hasn’t been said before? Not a lot. Pre 1830 most of the red wine in Australia was made from the Burgundy grape (pinot noir) or miller’s burgundy. The latter is an interesting variety as it’s difficult to trace its origins in […]

Australia continent of outstanding Riesling

Australia continent of outstanding Riesling

The TKR riesling tasting Post-Christmas is time for the TKR riesling tasting. It’s not as large as some magazine tastings, or those of reviewers who have greater consumer recognition, but large enough to provide an idea of how riesling is performing around the country. For the past few years I have kept all rieslings sent […]