The tasting of the 16 wines that comprise the 2021 Penfolds Collection was done at the Kingsford Homestead in the Barossa in mid-June.
If you’re concerned about your alcohol intake but you love pinot noir and chardonnay, you need to know about Mac Forbes.
Huon Hooke has always thought anyone interested in wine should also be interested in art, so his message to all wine tyros for 2021 is to expand your aesthetic field to visual art, if you haven’t already.
We all have our price-limits, whether or not we stick to a strict budget. But it’s puzzling that some people’s price limit for wine never seems to increase.
Don Hewitson, a great friend of Australian and New Zealand wine, who did more than just about anybody to popularise New World wines in London in the 1970s and ‘80s, has died of cancer aged 74.
Robert Hill Smith becomes the 19th recipient of the 2019 Maurice O’Shea Award, which was once annual, then went biennial and is now triennial.
The Howard family’s Somerset vineyard in the Hunter Valley evidently had a cracker vintage in 2017.
This quaint old bottle has turned up in an English household. Dating from the late 1800s, it is still full of Australian wine.
Blood is definitely thicker than wine at Keith Tulloch’s winery. The Tulloch name is one of those most closely linked with Hunter Valley history, along with Tyrrell, Lindeman, Drayton, Wilkinson and Wyndham. But of that esteemed group, only Tyrrells, Draytons and Tullochs still work in the Hunter today.
Len Evans’s famous Theory of Capacity states that if wine is 10% of your life, you should spend 10% of your income on wine. That’s rather a lot – especially if you don’t earn much to start with. But how much is too much? Some