Having tasted a lot of rosés lately, it’s impressed me how different most of the southern French styles are from the Australians.
Champagne can be hard to describe, and metaphors can be useful. I heard a novel description of the Ruinart Champagne style at a recent tasting at the Sofitel Sydney’s Champagne Bar.
Over 160 students sat the theory and practical exams from 5 June to 8 June in London, San Francisco and Sydney.
In my latest sauvignon blanc and sauvignon/semillon blends tasting, I found several rippers, some Kiwi, some Aussie.
Greywacke is the now well-established and highly regarded label of Cloudy Bay’s founding winemaker, Kevin Judd.
Luke Tocaciu has picked up the ball and run with it. The son of a distinguished winemaker, he is a fine winemaker in his own right.
A handful of Marlborough wine producers have launched an initiative that they hope will highlight the fact that all Marlborough sauvignon blanc is not equal.
Oak barrel benefits may be successfully mimicked with the use of oak chips, barrel inserts or inner staves together with micro-oxygenation.
It’s very annoying when your wine glasses turn milky-white after being in a dishwasher.
Marlborough wine producer Rapaura Springs has announced the purchase of a 365ha property with an established 130ha vineyard in the Awatere Valley for an undisclosed sum.