Learning about wine - A Journey of a lifetime
Sommelier Tips
As the years go by, I am continually reminded that the more I learn about wine, the regions, the history, and styles, the more there is to know. It’s a fascinating passion for many. Not only does it add to our enjoyment and understanding of win...
celebrity wines
Wine Trends

Are celebrity wines serious endeavors or merely cynical branding? The answer is both, and there are ...

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Wine Getaway Weekends: Napa Valley
Wine Regions

Napa is a wine lover’s paradise featuring more than 400 wineries, many of which do Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay particularly well. Plus, you can find a multitude of opportunities to pair your wine and food tour with any number of adventure...

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Top 5 White Wines from Italy
Wine Regions

While Italy’s ruby-hued beauties tend to steal the limelight, this wine producing giant is equally well endowed with weird and wonderful whites, the very best of which offer rewarding cellaring potential.

Read More June 2021
The Evolution Of Barolo
Wine Regions

Shoe horning Barolo into either a traditional or modern category has long been outdated. More relevant today is the distinction is between single cru bottlings versus a ‘classic’ blend of sites.

Read More May 2021
Temecula Valley vineyards
Wine Regions

Most wine lovers in the US have heard of Temecula, even if they’ve never been there, and there’s a reason for that. It’s a uniquely beautiful area that’s only an hour or so away from some of the most popular and well-known reg...

Read More May 2021
sauvignon blanc New Zealand
Wine Regions

Reports of Sauvignon Blanc’s demise have been as greatly exaggerated as Mark Twain’s death. Having become New Zealand’s most important wine variety almost two decades ago, naysayers have since been asking if the country is a one-tri...

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Misha's Vineyard, Central Otago, NZ
Wine Regions

Why has New Zealand Pinot Noir become so successful in less than 40 years? Burgundy has had centuries to perfect its signature variety but in just a few decades, New Zealand has made up ground quicker than a cheetah.

Read More March 2021
Wine Regions

Barossa Shiraz is universally regarded as Australia’s benchmark wine. but there’s been a shift away from the power and longevity with lighter, lither and brighter Shiraz.

Read More March 2021
Wine Regions

Starting at 600 meters of altitude, the Orange Wine Region G.I. is home to diverse climates, elavation and soil, allowing the production of a range of varietals and wine styles. All of that, just 4 hours away from Sydney.

Read More February 2021
Wine Regions

In 1896, the most expensive wines listed by Britain’s oldest wine merchant, Berry Bros. & Rudd, were from the Rheingau. These German whites would each set you back 200 shilling a dozen, making most Bordeaux classified growths look like a st...

Read More January 2021

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