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    Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore

    Pictures: Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore with Ainslie Kenny, Frank Butera, Christian G.E. Schiller and Annette Schiller from Ombiasy WineTours Helmed by the Australian team Ainslie Kenny and David Elliott, Merchants Wine Cellar is a wine bar and wine store on Duxton Road that exclusively carries wines from Australia and New Zealand in its ...

    8 readers - By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine

    Global wine production set to drop by up to 4% in 2014, report warns

    Global wine production is expected to fall by as much as 4% in 2014, despite a rebound in France following last year’s small crop, says a new report from Rabobank. Chile, Italy, Argentina and Australia are all expected to record significant production declines, while harvests in the US and Spain will almost certainly diminish after bumper crops in 2013.

    8 readers - By Decanter

      Pinot Pop Star

      Billy's Best Bottles - - 7 readers - COMMERCIAL-STYLE PINOT has a PURPOSE Here’s a wine that we all need to know about. Not because it’s great, but for its potential to be perfect in many situations. Such as ‘crowd-pleasing’ family and friends at big gatherings. It’s also a great fo ...

      Prosecco Bubbles Upmarket: The Premiumization Pyramid

      The Wine Economist - - 7 readers - . Our stay is the Prosecco region of Northern Italy was short but very intense. It left us impressed with the work going on there to refine Prosecco’s image and to raise quality so that Prosecco will be on the lips (both figuratively and literally) of consumers who seek a premium sparkling wine. It is a tale told in three acts. Wine (not water) makes history at the Conegliano wine school.

      Moss Wood Cabernet sauvignon 1999

      Wino sapien - - 7 readers - The last two bottles I tried were from a warm cellar, in contrast this bottle has been in my wine fridge since purchase. The cork was crusted with tartrate crystals and mostly I thought the shape was better, though in end my opinion was unchanged. The opening few minutes is the most convincing. The nose in particular is deep and ...

      Jacob's Creek plans more whisky barrel wines

      Decanter - - 6 readers - Jacob's Creek winemakers are keen to produce more wine styles part-aged in barrels previously used for Scotch and Irish whiskies. Jacob's Creek owner Pernod Ricard launched its 'double barrel' Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz in Australia in July this year, priced at $25-a-bottle. After spending between 12 and 18 months in French and American oak hogsheads, the Cabernet and Sh ...

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      Grenache, Halloween and Surprises!

      … alcohol. Its famous regions are Priorat, Rioja, and Navarra, in Spain, the southern Rhone Valley in France, Sardinia in Italy, and Australia, and California in the new world. Oz Clark points out that the grape can have, ‘wild, unexpected flavors.’ This is what makes the grape so intriguing. You never know quite what you’re going to get. The typical…

      3 readers - By From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love

      A Seriously Useful Guide on Biodynamic Wines

      … about celestial energy, cow horns and howling at the moon? To quote Mike Benzinger, whose vineyards were the first to be certified biodynamic in Sonoma County, CA: “At its core, Biodynamics is an energy management system.” –Mike Benzinger, Benzinger Family Vineyards What Does Biodynamic Mean? The concept behind biodynamics is that everything…

      2 readers - By Wine Folly

      Lunch at the Glasshouse, Kew

      … Bolo, Godello, Rafael Palacios 2013 Valdeorras, Spain – fresh, lovely pear and melon notes Riesling Kanta Balhannah Vineyard, Egon Müller 2009 Adelaide Hills, Australia – this was very good – more textured and elegant than many dry Aussie Rieslings Mullineux Kloof Street Chenin blanc/Clairette Blanche 2012 Swartland, South Africa – this was really impressive, with a rounded texture and fine pear and white peach fruit, balancing richness and freshness with great success …

      By jamie goode's wine blog

      Australia’s 10 Best Winemakers (2014)

      … and perfectionist ways he is often compared with Australia's greatest riesling maker, John Vickery at Leo Buring and Richmond Grove. Riesling was his first wine and love. It remains thus. Plus he's a pretty dab hand at pinot noir and chardonnay, too. ● Signature wine? Grosset Polish Hill riesling $52. ● Jeffrey Grosset's top winemakers: Iain Riggs…

      By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine

      Wakefield St Andrew’s Chardonnay 2013, Clare Valley, Australia

      … Published by Simon Not sure whether this has quite nailed the leaner style… Wakefield St Andrew’s Chardonnay 2013, Clare Valley, Australia (£22 Denby Dale Wines, Oz Wines, Fareham Wine Cellar) Quite tight and closed to start with, but slowly uncurls to show rich cashew and melon set against more precise citrus freshness, with toasty oak making…

      6 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      A Master Class with Australian Kangarilla Road Winery

      … of grapes. Certain grapes do better in particular soils. For example Chardonnay grapes grow best in limestone soils (e.g. Burgundy). McLaren Vale is a wine region located about a 45 minute drive south of Adelaide, starts along the coastline and moves inland. The area has produced wine commercially since the 1850s. 60% of the grape growing area…

      3 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

      Screwcaps, corks and foreplay

      … damaging cars while a modern synthetic paint does the job better – so why stick to the old stuff?), which was as convincing and relevant as most analogies – entertaining and offering clarity, but evading complexities and hardly proving the point. Ken’s address (via video) was blunter and less eloquent, but operated from the same basic premise…

      By Tim James/ GrapeGrape

      Wine Adventure: Howard Kleinfeld

      … for wineries. While Chardonnay is a relatively straightforward selection, Côtes du Rhône offers white and red varieties that will be fun crowd-pleasers at parties, and it’s inexpensive. An export grape from the region is Syrah, remarkable for its now-global prevalence, from Washington state to South America to South Africa to Australia, where it’s…

      1 readers - By Wine Diva Lifestyle

      Bastide de Mustiers: Alain Ducasse’s coveted culinary baby stays firmly rooted in nature

      … for by novelty obsessed generation of modern chefs. Luckily, there are also other top chefs from Europe through America to Australia, calling now for ‘local and organic’ ingredients being used at restaurants, and for our health’s sake, hopefully many will follow to combat the plight of unclean – processed food filled with chemicals. Address: Chemin de Quinson, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie 04360 Contact: +(33) 4 92 70 47 47 …

      By Winebeing

      CRITICISING WINE CRITICISM

      … lonely work. I can't wait to get to The Exeter for a drink at the end of the day: Campari, gin or vodka with bitters in the summer; whisky in the winter, maybe a wheat beer. I buy wine for special meals, or to accompany specific dishes. With so much free wine, and so many invitations to enjoy the hospitality of wine producers, how does a wine writer…

      1 readers - By Philip White/ drinkster

      It’s a Wine Quiz!

      …. Adelsheim Vineyard is located in which state? a. California b. Virginia c. Oregon d. Michigan 3. My brunch recipe for Mexican Egg Casserole paired beautifully with which wine? a. Monastrell b. Pinotage c. Semillon d. Prosecco 4. Malagousia is a grape grown in which country? a. Greece b. New Zealand d. South Africa e. Australia 5. Pedro Ximenez…

      4 readers - By Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences

      Moss Wood Cabernet sauvignon 1999

      … The last two bottles I tried were from a warm cellar, in contrast this bottle has been in my wine fridge since purchase. The cork was crusted with tartrate crystals and mostly I thought the shape was better, though in end my opinion was unchanged. The opening few minutes is the most convincing. The nose in particular is deep and satisfying…

      7 readers - By Wino sapien
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