The failings of natural cork as a wine closure were starkly revealed at the 32nd annual Cullen International Chardonnay Tasting in Margaret River a fortnight ago.
Look behind the froth and bubble and you find Australia is far from a mature or sophisticated market.
Stuff’s website reported that a Countdown supermarket refused to sell a customer a bottle of non-alcoholic bubbly by Lindauer because it was after 11pm.
Over the past couple of weeks, I have experienced the best, and worst, examples of Sydney restaurant wine service.
The cork industry continues to engage in questionable propaganda about the reliability of its products.
Like it or not we are all influenced by medal stickers when buying a bottle of wine.
I often puzzle over what seems to me the overuse of the term ‘mineral’.
Is the Bragato Wine Awards in danger of sacrificing wine quality by favouring Turangawaewae?
I’ll continue to expose flaky results when I see them. Our wine show system’s credibility is jeopardized by results like these.
Leading a wine tour in Italy, it was my job to select wines for the group while dining at mostly very good restaurants.