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In search of trocken; Reichsrat von Buhl Trocken Riesling Pfalz 2014

In search of trocken; Reichsrat von Buhl Trocken Riesling Pfalz 2014

There is a word to be coined to describe the combination of despair, resignation and exasperation that is the discovery that a German win...
Ten Minutes by Tractor; new release 2014/2015 chardonnays

Ten Minutes by Tractor; new release 2014/2015 chardonnays

The 10X Tractor team perform a wine community service by providing a lot of useful vintage information about the Mornington Peninsula wine r...
Weingut Bernard Huber Malterdinger Pinot Noir 2013

Weingut Bernard Huber Malterdinger Pinot Noir 2013

Part of studying for the MW means tasting random wines from time to time, and then realising that entire industries are built around what...
d'Arenberg new releases; The Ironstone Pressings 2013, Dead Arm 2013 and The Coppermine Road 2013

d'Arenberg new releases; The Ironstone Pressings 2013, Dead Arm 2013 and The Coppermine Road 2013

The d'Arenberg winery; courtesy darenberg.com.au The 2013 vintage in McLaren Vale appears a good one - a dry spring and summer, wit...
Massolino Serralunga d'Alba Barolo 2012

Massolino Serralunga d'Alba Barolo 2012

This is a very good Barolo from Massolino in the Barolo subregion of Serralunga d'Alba.  There's a bit more about Massolino in this ...
Some critiques of Australian wines

Some critiques of Australian wines

I read with interest a recent review by Jancis Robinson MW of a tasting of Australian collectible wine.  It is subscriber only unfortunat...
Tasting a chambourcin; d'Arenberg The Peppermint Paddock Sparkling Red NV

Tasting a chambourcin; d'Arenberg The Peppermint Paddock Sparkling Red NV

Here two interests - lesser known grape varieties and wine styles - unexpectedly meet with a sparkling red blend of 63% chambourcin, 20% s...
A couple of Venetos; Speri La Roverina Valpolicella Classico 2014 and Speri Amarone della Valpolicella 2011

A couple of Venetos; Speri La Roverina Valpolicella Classico 2014 and Speri Amarone della Valpolicella 2011

I don't drink too many Valpolicellas.  While Italian grapes such as nebbiolo and sangiovese are firmly now part of the Australian lingua...

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IMW Annual Bordeaux tasting - 2013 vintage

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