At the opening address of the 2018 Central Otago Pinot Celebration, chairman Paul Pujol made the comment that if you saw a wine that you wanted to try, you really should do so, as you are unlikely...
Aussie reds and summer rose - it must be time to dust off the barbecue.
The Gimblett Gravels dozen varies in its composition each year, both in varietal mix and in producers featured, with this 2015 edition featuring five Syrahs ranging from the excellent value...
In June, I enjoyed a couple of weeks of wine travels in France with a group of friends, culminating in a week in the southern Rhone, based roughly 40km northeast of Avignon.
While in France recently, I farewelled a group of wine-loving friends who were off to Bordeaux to further indulge their passion.
Collective nouns are a funny thing. Whoever thought up a parliament of owls or a knot of toads, for example?
The call of the wild draws some to don hiking books and head into the wilderness; for others, it’s hunting wild animals.
This was a fascinating tasting for Mr Collins, Mr McLaren and me as it was a compelling example of the benefits of giving wines some time to "breathe''.
Aussies Shiraz. I cut my vinous milk teeth on wines like this.