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July 28, 2016

Josh Raynolds Gives Beaujolais Big Praise

A Lucky ’13 for Beaujolais Lovers Vinous July 2016 by Josh Raynolds The last decade has witnessed some of the best Beaujolais vintages in history. Two thousand thirteen is proving…

July 1, 2016

New Aussie Reviews from Lisa Perrotti-Brown

South Australia: Part 1 – Slow Burn Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate June 30, 2016 by Lisa Perrotti-Brown This first part of my two-part annual South Australia report generally covers…

June 24, 2016

South Australia Comes on Strong

Savoring Adelaide in Austin The Somm Journal June/July 2016 by Jessica Dupuy In early March the US welcomed a special visit from a few wine ambassadors out of Adelaide, the…

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June 8, 2016

Brokenwood Lands 93 Points from Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast Advance Buying Guide August 2016 by Joe Czerwinski 93 pts/CELLAR SELECTION Brokenwood Oakey Creek Vineyard Semillon 2009 This benchmark producer holds its top semillons back for five years…

June 7, 2016

Innocent Bystander Sweeps the Gold

2016 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition The 2016 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition saw 3,000 wines from across the United States and the World competing for top honors. The judging,…

June 2, 2016

More Love For Joe Dobbes and His 30 Years of Winemaking

Third Decade’s a Charm Oregon Wine Press June 1, 2016 by Jade Helm Joe Dobbes’ knack for enterprise, evident even from an early age, is the defining characteristic for the…

May 21, 2016

Savour Australia: Heritage, Innovation and Diversity

Savour Australia – Experience the Latest From Wine Australia Examiner.com 21st May, 2016 by Cori Solomon The history of Australian wine goes back to the 1800s. With two centuries of winemaking…

May 17, 2016

30 Years of Winemaking for Joe Dobbes

Still Looking to Improve after 30 Years Wines & Vines May 17th, 2016 by Andrew Adams The upcoming harvest will be the 30th for Oregon vintner Joe Dobbes, who founded…

May 13, 2016

Greywacke Reviewed in Vinous

Vinous May 2016 92 pts              Greywacke Wild Sauvignon 2014 (Fermented in mostly old French oak barriques with wild yeasts; roughly two-thirds of this wine went through malolactic fermentation): Fresh scents of lemon…

April 29, 2016

Latest Press for Australia and Oregon

Wine Spectator and The Wine Advocate Reviews June, 2016 This week Wine Spectator released a few scores for Leeuwin Estate and John Duval while The Wine Advocate reviewed Leeuwin as…

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April 13, 2016

Wine Enthusiast June Issue Highlights

Wine Enthusiast Advance Buying Guide Wine Enthusiast June Issue 2016 AUSTRALIA 94 pts    Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay 2013 It’s a shame only the equivalent of one barrel of this wine…

March 16, 2016

Plantagenet Riesling a Classic – Halliday

Mixed Dozen #25: Riesling, The Great All-Rounder James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion March 8, 2016 by Casey Warrener Here at Halliday we love our Riesling, both for the value and…

March 10, 2016

Chalk and Cheese and Shiraz

A Tale of Two McLaren Vales Wine Spectator Online March 10, 2016 by MaryAnn Worobiec I love the expression “like chalk and cheese,” but I’m not sure I’ve heard anyone…

March 4, 2016

Margaret River Cabernet Continues to Stand Out

Margaret River’s Cabernet Kings Wine Spectator March 4, 2016 by Harvey Steiman Historically vineyards on the north side, in Australia’s Wilyabrup subregion, have had the edge on Cabernet in Margaret…