Corkscrew: wine reviewsJune 13, 2019
It’s been a busy few months travelling and tasting and this month I offer a range of wines from around the country starting in Mudgee.
CorkscrewApril 05, 2019
Berton Vineyards 2016 Heathcote Shiraz. This limited shiraz shows a vibrant pink hue around the rim with a deep inky black colour, the hallmark of this wine. Myriad fruit and other flavours on the nose range from chocolate, raspberry and vanilla to earthy, black peppery spice.
Corkscrew: wine reviewsFebruary 18, 2019
As we enter 2019, the vintage is getting underway in some parts of the country. It appears to be getting earlier and earlier due to climate change, in some areas by two to three weeks.
Corkscrew: wine reviewsNovember 10, 2018
The 2014 Gartelmann Jesse Shiraz is a gold-medal winning wine (2017 Mudgee Wine Show) that shows a ruby garnet hue around the rim indicating its age.
Corkscrew: wine reviewsSeptember 14, 2018
What’s this Montepulciano all about? The 2017 Calabria Montepulciano — firstly, let me state what an excellent wine this is.
Corkscrew: wine reviewsJune 12, 2018
I find it both exciting and complimentary to have been invited to judge at this year’s Citadelles Du Vin. The event, held in Bordeaux, is my third year there and was by all accounts the best, mainly because Australia was this year’s invited guest of honour.
Corkscrew: wine reviewMay 09, 2018
This edition's corkscrew includes: 2016 Reserve Chardonnay, 2014 Robert Stein Shiraz, Berton Vineyard Reserve 2016 Botrytis Semillon plus more.
Corkscrew: wine reviewsMarch 23, 2018
Walking through Convent Garden in London with my family a couple of years ago, I spotted a familiar face looking at a menu in the window of a restaurant. It was a friend I have known for more than 20 years, who works in the wine trade in Sydney as export manager for Taylors Wines.