A Cool Pinot for Warm Summer Nights

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Pinot Noir (Estate Grown) This is a great value Pinot Noir from the Yarra Valley in Victoria. The Yarra Valley is famous for it’s consistency as a cool climate growing region and it’s definitely one of the best regions in Australia...
Best Value Summer Wines

Best Value Summer Wines

Attention Wine Lovers! Are you looking to stock up for the holiday season? Want to know you are getting the absolute best value available? Here are my picks of the best value wines available online from Dan Murphy’s This Summer’s Best Value Wines If you’re...
The three keys to wine appreciation

The three keys to wine appreciation

In this article, I want to focus on the three keys to wine appreciation – techniques that are, in my opinion, critical to making every wine experience a great experience. I passionately believe in making the most of my senses – food and...
A Great Value Shiraz from the Barossa

A Great Value Shiraz from the Barossa

Today I want to share an offer being made by online wine retailer Vinomofo. Vinomofo brings out really high quality wines at amazing discounts – in this case, half price. And I reckon it is a great deal. I am a fan of high-quality full-bodied Barossa Shiraz,...
Is Wine Good for You?

Is Wine Good for You?

Is wine good for you? Yes!* *Only under certain circumstances? Yes! It goes without saying that those certain circumstances are mainly one thing: moderation. Pairing wine with food is the best way to moderate its effects on your body, and still reap the benefits....
Mataro Made Easy

Mataro Made Easy

Here’s a quick run-down of the little-known variety known as Mataro or Mourvedre It is a red grape with thick skin, which means it makes full-bodied wine, often with a lot of tannin It is most often found in a GSM blend (with Grenache and Shiraz) It is also...
Cheap Wine can be Great Wine – Here’s How

Cheap Wine can be Great Wine – Here’s How

It’s time for some good news: Good wine (including good cheap wine) is in the eye (or tastebuds) of the beholder. How about even more good news? Good wine doesn’t need to be expensive wine. A great wine experience is about so many things – good company, conversation,...
Interesting Facts About Wine in Australia

Interesting Facts About Wine in Australia

Here’s some interesting facts about wine – how we produce and enjoy wine in Australia and around the world:   Wine consumption worldwide has increased by 11 percent in a decade; most of that growth is in China, as you would imagine. Their wine consumption...
Biodynamic Wine Tasting Comparison

Biodynamic Wine Tasting Comparison

When I was studying winemaking, I quickly discovered that the best way to learn about wine is through a wine tasting comparison. That way, you can see, smell and taste the differences for yourself. So I have teamed up with my friends Janet and Erinn Klein at...
My Go-To Shiraz

My Go-To Shiraz

I love a great value Shiraz – especially one that is consistently good between vintages, and always drinking well, without breaking the bank. Seppelt Chalambar is my current Go-To Shiraz for that reason. I bought a case recently and was super-impressed. This...