To prevent leftover wine from going to waste, it is worth acquiring a few preservation tools.
A collector of the little metal plaques that sit on top of Champagne corks is called a placomusophile, and the act of collecting them is placomusophilie.
The recent spate of hot weather has reminded me about the importance of red wine and temperature.
Increasing one’s knowledge of wine can be a double-edged sword.
Adelaide Hills vineyard Sidewood claims its Mappinga Road vineyard has the biggest vineyard sprinkler frost control system in the southern hemisphere.
Cork is a good friend but a very bad – and unpredictable – enemy. You never know if it’s going to kiss you or punch you on the nose.
Counoise is a variety found in the Southern Rhône that beginning to rear its head in Australia.
Natural wine is “on trend” right now, but is it simply wine made without additives or are some additives permitted?
Swirling: is it just pretentiousness, or is it backed up by physics?
Judging 150-180 wines a day for several days in a row is hard work. It’s also a great learning experience and chance to rub shoulders with other judges who feel as passionate about wine as you do.