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New and Noteworthy

Shiraz shindig

McLaren Vale producer Ulithorne was one of the star performers in my recent shiraz tasting of 140 wines.

A pair of Brodie pinots

The 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir was tasted about nine months ago and awarded 96 points. Two more equally impressive pinot noir samples were reviewed recently.

Grenache and friends

My recent tasting of 100 grenache and blends, together with fringe Italian and Spanish varieties, yielded a stack of lovely drinking wines.

Crown Range releases impress

Crown Range Cellars is a new company that, in their words, aim “… to create exceptional, premium wines (and foods) unfettered by the limitations of land ownership.

England in sparkling form

England is emerging as a fine wine country, thanks in part to global warming, partly to the interest of the market, and partly to increasing expertise.