The UK Telegraph to NSW Newcastle Herald

The UK Telegraph to NSW Newcastle Herald

The Telegraph (UK), 11 April, Jeremy Dixon   Wine of the day: Margaret River Chardonnay 2014, Western Australia Full article   Newcastle Herald, 15 April, Rick Allen John Lewis: An accidental wine critic A TRENCHERMAN, says my dictionary, is a person with a heavy appetite. Those words aren’t mine. They were written, in fact, by […]

Halliday, Allen, Crus, Ryan, Wells

Halliday, Allen, Crus, Ryan, Wells

The Australian, 18 March, James Halliday 2012 YALUMBA THE CALEY COONAWARRA BAROSSA CABERNET SHIRAZ: 52% Coonawarra cabernet, 27% Barossa cabernet and 21% Barossa shiraz. The bouquet has a glorious profusion of cassis, blackberry and black cherry fruits – elements that are precisely mirrored by the palate. But it’s the way this wine caresses the mouth […]

Cabernet sauvignon, mixed reviews, regions

Cabernet sauvignon, mixed reviews, regions

The Wine Enthusiast, March 2017, Joe Czerwinski Why You Should Pay Attention to Australian Cabernet Often overlooked by American consumers in favor of Shiraz, Australian Cabernet Sauvignon offers compelling competition for Napa and Bordeaux alike. The best-selling varietal red wine in the United States is Cabernet Sauvignon. But if you check the shelves of your […]

Quiet time of year for wine writers

Quiet time of year for wine writers

Grape Expectations 14 January Max Crus (Simon Hughes) At some point in the week these reviews and article will appear in The Daily Examiner (Grafton), Border Mail (Albury), Rotary Down Under (National) and Australian Petroleum Marketer News (National) If pollies want the public to pay for their travel expenses why not let the public decide […]

Margaret River, Melbourne and Kansas

Margaret River, Melbourne and Kansas

Grape Expectations 26 November Max Crus (Simon Hughes) At some point in the week these reviews and article will appear in The Daily Examiner (Grafton), Border Mail (Albury), Rotary Down Under (National) and Australian Petroleum Marketer News (National)  Driving Miss Lazy. You can tell a lot about a person by their car. You can’t tell […]

Blass in Canada, Max on rose & travel

Blass in Canada, Max on rose & travel

Postmedia Network, 14 October, Chris Waters Nine years after bringing the InterVin International Wine awards back, I’m thrilled to see how the program has become part of the fabric of Canada’s wine culture. The top-scoring red wine was the Wolf Blass 2010 Platinum Label Medlands Vineyard Shiraz Barossa Valley. Full article and wine review The […]