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See Saw S&M, 2009, Hunter/Barossa Valley

See Saw S&M, 2009, Hunter/Barossa Valley

In my hands I have a bottle of red, specifically See Saw Shiraz-Mourvèdre 2009 [Adegga / Snooth]. The back label tells me little, the Shiraz componentRead More

Harrods – Wines and Tastings

Harrods – Wines and Tastings

You know you pay a premium. Each of London’s top department stores have excellent wine departments where the ambiance, the quality and the expertise warrant spendingRead More

Newton Johnson Winery, Walker Bay, South Africa

Newton Johnson Winery, Walker Bay, South Africa

Even the hazy cloud cover couldn’t dampen the thrill of the view. After a gentle meander alongside the Onrust River passing Hamilton Russell and Bouchard FinlaysonRead More

Brief notes from a tasting: Kleine Zalze Estate, Stellenbosch

Brief notes from a tasting: Kleine Zalze Estate, Stellenbosch

An ideal introducton to the wines and foods of South Africa – the award winning Terrior Restaurant in the Kleine Zalze Estate – one of SouthRead More

Angel’s Share from Naked Wines

Angel’s Share from Naked Wines

A Chilean producer on the list at Naked Wines, the second batch of wines from this new ‘Web2.0 embracing’ retailer (the first being Domaine Cristia fromRead More

Domaine Cristia Replies On Naked Wines

Domaine Cristia Replies On Naked Wines

To sum up Web2.0 or even Wine2.0 is as simple as using one word – Conversation. But despite the potential for ‘chat’ via a blogs commentRead More

Paul Autard Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2007, Rhone, France

Paul Autard Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2007, Rhone, France

Another of those pre-release samples I received awhile back; this Chateauneuf-du-Pape, while entirly too young was a delicious joy partnered with roasted Lamb Shanks. Review0.3 WineRead More

Brief Notes from the Top 100 Vins de Pays 2008

Brief Notes from the Top 100 Vins de Pays 2008

Brief notes scribbled at the London International Wine and Spirits Fair in Excel of the Top 100 Vins de Pays 2008. Of the 1,214 samples submittedRead More

Mitchelton Wines Australia.

Mitchelton Wines Australia.

“Mitchelton is situated on the banks of the Goulburn River in the heart of Central Victoria. Thirty five years of meticulous attention to viticulture and winemakingRead More

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