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,...
Home Brand Wines: What You Need to Know

Home Brand Wines: What You Need to Know

Home brand wines – they are increasingly prevalent on the shelves of Australia’s major wine retailers. However, they are very difficult to spot compared to most other home brand products. It can be pretty easy to pick up a bottle of seemingly great value...
Why the boring parts of a wine label are the most interesting

Why the boring parts of a wine label are the most interesting

A wine label is basically all we have to go by when deciding whether a wine is going to be any good. A wine label may be flashy or serious-looking. It may be embossed. It may be funny, clever and memorable. None of these things will help you determine the quality of...
Five principles for finding great wines at a great price

Five principles for finding great wines at a great price

Choosing wine – what a confusing exercise! There are different brands, different price-points, different regions, different styles, large producers, boutique producers, varieties, blends of varieties, different vintages – the list goes on. The stakes can be high...
Matching Varieties to Regions

Matching Varieties to Regions

Why match variety to region? The one thing that makes a difference in choosing a great value wine, is matching the variety or style you want, with a well-suited growing region for the grapes that made the wine Great wine only comes from great grapes Great grapes only...
How to choose the best value wine you possibly can every time

How to choose the best value wine you possibly can every time

Choosing wine can be overwhelming. Choosing the best value wine you can every time is even harder. I know what it is like to be in a bottle shop and feel overwhelmed. Or looking at a wine list in a restaurant and wondering ‘Which of these am I going to like,...