Have you ever wondered why some winery cellar doors charge for samples and others don’t?
Are women better wine tasters than men? It’s a subject that’s been debated long and hard, but an interesting perspective has been offered by American wine writer Karen MacNeil.
Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) commonly occurs in wine and volcanic activity, as I was reminded on a visit to the active volcano on the Greek island, Nysyros.
The very nature of wine writing can mean that the loudest wines get all of the attention.
When I started running wine classes over 30 years ago, I used the Wine Aroma Wheel designed by Dr Ann C Noble to help kick-start student’s wine vocabulary.
A wine tasting group can be as serious or as social as you care to make it.
In all my years of opening screw-capped wines, several thousand bottles a year, I have never seen a seriously damaged cap. Until this week.
I’ve just added four courses in both Auckland and Wellington to my program for 2018.
Palate tension may be a little-used term, yet it has a big impact on wine quality.
Pinot noir prefers a cool climate, and there are two ways to achieve that in Australia: go up or go south. Altitude or latitude … but which is best?