The NSW tour de Wine, Shiraz, Merlot and others

The NSW tour de Wine, Shiraz, Merlot and others

More clearing of the 2016 reviews, sorry about the bombardment but we are almost there. Today’s offering is a selection of NSW wines, a lot of Shiraz a trio of merlot and several interesting others. Happy drinking   Shiraz Huntington Estate ‘Special Reserve’ Mudgee Shiraz 2012: Bramble, English hedgerow nose, quite strong flavours to start […]

Millennial shopping, Tesco rising & hot news

Millennial shopping, Tesco rising & hot news

Millennials flash the cash Nielsen Homescan (UK) research has concluded that millennial-led households are the fastest-growing spenders on grocery shopping, which includes wine. They are also held responsible for the growth of discounters such as Aldi and Lidl. The overall grocery spend in Britain increased 2.7 per cent year-on-year.  In households in which someone aged […]

Hunter Valley Shiraz Beauties

Hunter Valley Shiraz Beauties

Beauties Hunter Valley Shiraz is different to Barossa shiraz, as it should be if we are to believe in terroir. Some don’t, and that’s their prerogative. As I age I am open to all opinions and losing the patience to argue the ins and outs. I find Hunter shiraz is often more savoury, and for […]

Wine in the Media – 11 March 2016

Wine in the Media – 11 March 2016

The Telegram (Canada), 4 March, Steve Delaney: Winning wines from New South Wales The Hunter Valley in New South Wales is Australia’s oldest wine region. It has established an international reputation for its own styles of red Shiraz and white Semillon wines. Some of the Shiraz vines are more than a century old and produce […]