Like Pinot Noir? Like Beaujolais? Want to try a cracking example of Gamay (the grape variety used to produce Beaujolais) from winemaking genius Steve Webber, Chief winemaker at De Bortoli wines. Steve fell in love with Beaujolais whilst doing vintage in France and thought this light - medium bodied, fruit-driven variety, much akin to Pinot in style should do well in Australia.
It is often said that more people have travelled to space than there are Masters of Wine (MW), and while that may be very true, there are many more MW's than there are cosmic cats. In a uniquely Gallic surge of innovation, 1963 witnessed France entering the feline space race via a cat named Félicette. Now immortalised on a wine that pays homage to those that think outside the box, Felicette is for all those who dream to be a little different. Read More
We'll be the first to admit, we are not the biggest fans of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc as a general rule. Often finding it lacking any real complexity, intensity, depth or regional character. We often head to Orange, the Adelaide Hills or the Sancerre region in France for our Sauv Blanc hit, looking for wines full of freshly cut citrus, vibrant acidity and most importantly, a distinct mineral, flinty, wet stone character top quality Sauvignon Blanc regions/vineyar... Read More
When the big man (James Halliday, Australia's foremost authority on all things vino) talks, we and the rest of the Australian wine community generally tend to listen. So when Mr Halliday started waxing lyrical about a $30 Barossa Shiraz, awarding it 96 points, describing it as "An unashamed full-bodied shiraz that has perfect balance, a rare beast indeed. Blackberry, satsuma plum and polished ch... Read More