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March 4, 2016

Josh Raynolds Sees Positive Changes for Aussie Wine

Australia Rediscovers Its Mojo Vinous March 2016 by Josh Raynolds BROKENWOOD 94 pts Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz 2013 Opaque ruby. Sexy dark berry, violet pastille and incense aromas are lifted…

March 2, 2016

Harvey Steiman Talks Margaret River Cabernet

Getting the Hang of Cabernet in Australia Wine Spectator March 2, 2016 by Harvey Steiman Within Australia, Margaret River has a big reputation for Cabernet Sauvignon. And yet, they’ve always…

March 1, 2016

Nick Stock Reviews Margaret River

Tasting Report: 300 Margaret River Wines Tasted JamesSuckling.com March 1, 2016 by Nick Stock Late in 2015 James and I both took part in tastings, dinners and presentations at the…

February 29, 2016

d’Arenberg Named Wine Spectator Daily Wine Pick

Daily Wine Pick (Less than $15): d’Arenberg The Stump Jump Red 2012 Wine Spectator February 29, 2016 d’Arenberg The Stump Jump Red 2012 (87 points, $13) “Talc and spice flavors…

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February 16, 2016

Interesting Whites Score Well in Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast Advance Buying Guide Wine Enthusiast April 2016 WESTERN AUSTRALIA 92 pts/EDITORS’ CHOICE               Plantagenet Riesling 2014 Based on this example and a few other informal tastings, 2014 will be…

January 28, 2016

Wine Enthusiast Reviews New Zealand, Chile

Wine Enthusiast Advance Buying Guide Wine Enthusiast March Issue 2016 NEW ZEALAND 92 pts    Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Former Cloudy Bay boss Kevin Judd scores big in this challenging vintage.…

January 1, 2016

New Releases From New Zealand

New Zealand: Part 1 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate December 31, 2015 by Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW This first part of my coverage of the current and upcoming releases from New…

December 18, 2015

Australia the Big Winner in Decanter’s Star Buys of 2015

50 Star Buys of 2015 Decanter January 2016 From the thousands of wines tasted and rated by Decanter’s expert judges and writers over the past 12 months, we have picked…

December 11, 2015

Chapter 24’s Low Alcohol Native Yeasts

What Really Happens With Native Yeasts Wine Spectator Website December 1, 2015 By Harvey Steiman “Our industry gets so stuck in lore,” laments Ken Wright. One common idea the Oregon…

December 4, 2015

Sommeliers Return Triumphant

Sommelier Scavenger Hunt 2015: Australia Wine & Spirits Magazine December, 2015 by Joshua Greene Venture to Australia and the commercial impression we have of Aussie wine soon falls away. Fruit-forward…

November 29, 2015

Aussie Chardonnay “Competes Effortlessly” With Burgundy

Cullen Wines, and Australian Chardonnays, beat the Burgundies The Australian November 28, 2015 by James Halliday Cullen Wines’ 30th annual International Chardonnay Tasting, held in Margaret River, had a serendipitous…

November 24, 2015

Halliday’s Top 100 Includes Some Favorites

James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines of 2015 Whites Under $20: 95 pts    d’Arenberg The Dry Dam Riesling 2015 An utterly impressive wine from a winery best known for its flotilla…

November 10, 2015

Jasper Hill and Chambers in Top 100 Cellar Selections

Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Cellar Selections 2015 Wine Enthusiast December 2015 #47 99 pts/CELLAR SELECTION    Chambers Rosewood Vineyards Rare Muscadelle This wine is dark brown in hue with a greenish-gold…

October 28, 2015

McLaren Vale Grenache is the Winner

Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Somm Scavenger Hunt Wine & Spirits (website) October 27, 2015 Fifteen sommeliers, five regions, four grape varieties: this year’s W&S Sommelier Scavenger Hunt teams investigated the…