January is the time of year for reflection and planning, which I thought I would share. Wine is physical; it is something special, a creation to be enjoyed...
A number of Australian wineries have adopted non-conventional wine styles more commonly known as ‘Amarone’. Hobbs, the artisan Barossa Ranges winery, has embraced with great success the challenges of employing alternative winemaking styles on typical ‘Australian’ varietals and lead the way on the new path.
We thought the 2013 was something special, however the 2014 could well go down as one of the greatest ‘young’ Pinot Noirs to ever pass our lips.
Michel Chapoutier needs little introduction as one of the greatest winemakers in the Rhone however, few know of Domaine Bila-Haut, Michel’s Roussillon property which he purchased in 2000
Read our Christmas Q&A with Don and Valerie from Devotus
This is an utterly magnificent, towering masterpiece and firmly sits in my ‘top 10’ best value wines of 2017.
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This week’s culinary adventure took me back to London and to Jason Atherton’s Michelin star restaurant, Pollen Street Social, which is tucked away on a tiny street in Mayfair. I would hate for our readers to think I am constantly out gallivanting as I prefer not to breach Kent’s borders. Last weeks lunch with the Mondavis and this week’s dining experience should be considered rare exceptions...
Grant Taylor is as important to New Zealand winemaking as Freddie Mercury was to the music industry.
Denis Durantou of the famed L’Eglise Clinet needs little introduction and more pleasingly, his quartet of super-affordable right-banks are gaining serious momentum with each and every release.
Out of the blue, I received an invitation to join Tim & Carlo Mondavi for lunch in London, which is one invitation you do not decline. The great and late Robert Mondavi was known throughout the wine world as a pioneer until the world lost this colossus of a man in 2008.