Science, Woolworth, Cash-Flow Riesling

Science, Woolworth, Cash-Flow Riesling

Science has entered the terroir debate in a big way. According to scientists’ logic, terroir can be interfered with all for the better. Read the full report in the Australian wine news section. Its a must read article. Riesling is lauded by some notable wine commentators as the greatest white grape variety. I wouldn’t argue […]

Aldi scores highly in wine reviews

Aldi scores highly in wine reviews

Aldi reviews Christmas is an expensive time and many expensive bottles of wine are bought as gifts for father, who often feels compelled to share them with his idiot brother-in-law because he happened to be there when the presents were opened. Then there is the other idiot brother-in-law who says all wine drinkers are nobs […]

A mixed case of white wine reviews

A mixed case of white wine reviews

A case of whites: three gris/grigios, three chardonnays, three sauvignon blancs and three rieslings. Add nine regions, three vintages and four states, and the result is magnificently catholic. MWC Victoria Pinot Gris 2015: This is an export wine on sale in the US for US$15 ($20). It’s the richer style of PG, but not over […]

Riesling tasting – 29 January 2016

Riesling tasting – 29 January 2016

Riesling from the 2016 vintage will start arriving for review around September. I will taste some but keep most until January/February 2017. It’s an issue I have had with producers for years; I think they release them too young, when acid is high and masking the true beauty of the wine. Can we expect consumers […]

Key Review of Wine 15 February 2015

Key Review of Wine 15 February 2015

Key points 15 February 2015 The all white issueA dozen wines reviewed, nine vermentino and three fiano. All the fiano and six of the vermentino are from McLaren Vale. The Australian wine industry constantly seeks the next big variety that will replace chardonnay. Sauvignon blanc holds the spot now, unfortunately for the Australian industry, the New […]