Part of the charm of great old wines is that they evoke memories.
This newsletter is groaning with great value AUD $35 pinot noirs – two of them!
Their fellow Mornington Peninsula vignerons thought David and Wendy Lloyd of Eldridge Estate were mad planting gamay.
Each year for the past three years Jim Chatto has conducted a blind comparative tasting of his Chatto Tasmanian pinot noirs against top-level Burgundies.
I was recently invited to a vertical tasting of every vintage of Craggy Range Le Sol by Air New Zealand, which had purchased the wines at auction.
Nick Heath, worldwide marketing director for Taylor Fladgate and their sister brands, visited me recently to give me a chance to taste the recently released 2016 vintage port from Taylor’s and Fonseca.
The call went out from the Brown Paper Bag Club: BYO super-Tuscans to the suburban pizzeria, Napoli In Bocca, and we’ll have some fun.
Tony Forsyth, founder of Te Whau winery on Waiheke, is a lover of Bordeaux with a particular fetish for the wines of Château Mouton Rothschild.
Te Mata Estate Coleraine is one of the greatest New Zealand wines, with a 37-year span of vintages, and, most surprisingly it was a great wine from the very first vintage.