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.
Read our Christmas Q&A with Don and Valerie from Devotus
Grant Taylor is as important to New Zealand winemaking as Freddie Mercury was to the music industry.
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.
Paul, a Polish immigrant who originally spent years cutting his teeth as a sommelier in Toronto before moving out to Santa Maria in the early 2000’s with the dream of making his own wine.
The title should accurately reflect how great this wine is – Perhaps ‘One of the Wines of 2017’ as it's certainly a showstopper
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Without a shadow of a doubt, Château Canon has been one of the hottest Bordeaux properties during the past three En-Primeur campaigns. Chanel, the new owners have invested enormous sums of monies, which is clearly paying off handsomely with three, stunning back-to-back vintages.
As Christmas fast approaches, it would be fair to say we are bombarded with offers and samples from global producers. Admittedly, some samples are delicious and the company wallet comes out however, the vast majority are simply served with the teams daily lunch.
Robust flavours, great depth and a capturing intensity – this is an essence of textural wines, which we can break down to hundreds of mouth-watering expressions.
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.