Showing posts from May, 2018

Conan O'Brien introduces us to the fine art of wine tasting

How, Why, Where, and When Humankind Has Gotten Merry From the Stone Age to the Present

Knappstein Clare Valley Riesling 2017

Rusden Barossa Valley Rigger Creek Shiraz Cabernet 2016

McWilliams Wines seeks to move up market after a capital raising

The rosé boom goes on and on

Remembering the Barossa's past with a classic Barossa red

War strikes Palestinian and Israeli vineyards

A Barossa red that deserves the word soul

The Adelaide Hills produces yet another fine sauvignon blanc

Banishing sorrow with a Napthene Ithaca Chardonnay

Buying sight unseen - Black Market Deals versus Secret Selections

Merry Melrose cognac enters the Owl's wine wankers hall of fame

Danger signs for Australian wine sales in China?

The Owl makes a mistake - short changes Hill-Smith chardonnay

Paying plenty in the hunt for third party endorsements

A deserved award for Jansz Parish Vineyard - the home of my Christmas tipple

Vegan friendly with wild yeasts and it's still a very pleasant drink!

Dry River Pinot Noir 2013 a highlight of my drinking year

California Winemakers Nervous About U.S.-China Trade Talks

Fancy a pear drop? Try a Sassafras fiano

A happy drinking GSM from Schwarz

Max Schubert deserved something better - the Karrawirra Barossa Valley Shiraz at $15.99 would fit the bill

Memories of World War I - wine in the tin cans

Awards for the young up and comers of Australian wine

Is the natural wine movement a form of luddism?

When it comes to wine the female palate is more discriminating than the male

They don't have to come from NZ to be drinkable - try an Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

Ratings to help you find good bottles at value for money prices that give pleasure out of the ordinary

The champagne to Her Majesty's taste

A quaffably pleasant cheapie from Wolf Blass

The China Wine and Spirits Awards - a nice little earner

A single barrel of a wonderful Barossa Semillon

A wine quote for the day - About 99% of it is in the telling and about 1% in the drinking

The joys of an aged Grosset Watervale Riesling

A wine thought for the day

Giannoula Riesling - a pretty label but well down on the value for money scale.

Any port in a storm (or while fishing)

The long lunch

Something cloudy or opaque has infected Australian wine writers.