Covering nearly all the points of the compass - we taste the Best the West, Adelaide Hills, Central & Western NSW, North Island (NZ) and a specialty tasting of South African wines. Then sit back and relax with a sweet white & fortified or new release. It's a vinous tour without leaving your armchair!
SURPRISINGLY, given its reputation for sublime shiraz, my first Heathcote red was an early 1970’s cabernet from Paul Osika’s Graytown cellar door. Subsequently an occasional Zuber Estate, a Tudhope Heathcote Winery or two, a flight from Wild Duck Creek, a modicum of Mt Ida (sadly, one of its original co-owners, artist Leonard French, died recently) and many a Jasper Hill hastened my conversion to and love of Heathcote shiraz. Even hardened whisky drinkers like Jeff Kennett succumb to a glass or three of Whistling Eagle now and then!...
UNLOCKING THE SECRETS
PEPPERY character in wine is generally associated with one
grape - shiraz - but how does it get into the wine? ...
THE 2015 vintage has been declared ?nulli secundus? (second to
none) by Canberra winemaker Ken Helm...
NEW LOOK ONLINE
Award -winning Barossa Valley winery restaurant Hentley Farm
has become the latest member of the elite Relais & Chateaux
Yalumba Wines, which celebrated its 165th birthday last year, has launched a completely reworked online presence to showcase its wines, people and home, and to share its stories with its loyal customers from around the globe...