Monthly Archives: August 2011

Vintage Chart? Sure. Oh, and pass the ketchup..

With all the talk of scoring wine recently, I was reminded of the most pointless association between wine and numbers, that of the vintage chart. Kermit Lynch sums it up beautifully as follows (an exerpt from: Inspiring Thirst – Vintage … Continue reading

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Preserving Home Turf – A Very Special Part of the World

Travel has many upsides and, when you travel as much as I do, the homecoming often delivers just as much delight and inspiration as the destination just visited. I love the fresh context that travel gives. Whilst working in the … Continue reading

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Big Australian Wine Shows – Taking the Bull by the Horns

Ah yes, the Pandora’s Box that is the Australian Wine Show “system”. There’s no nice way to say what I am about to say and it is by no means a complete critique of Australian wine shows – it’s a … Continue reading

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