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Meeting Hunter Smith of Frankland Estate

“Have you ever had three – no FIVE different rieslings in front of you, all from the same region and winery?” Most folks associate riesling with Germany, even though now it is grown literally all over the world. Yet Australia is increasingly valued for its cool climate riesling, and it does not get much more […]



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Rooftop Riesling!

…. what a pretty picture! Four Rieslings lined up on a terrace deck overlooking Central Park! In the lineup you will see a 2010 Macari Riesling from the Finger Lakes, a 2010 Lakewood Riesling from the Finger Lakes (both dry), a Jacob’s Creek Dry Riesling 2010, and a J. Lohr 2010 Riesling from California’s Monterey. […]



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“High Noon” Seminar at Hospices du Rhone 2011

  So far, we’ve experienced Rhone Varietals from French and California producers. Today’s seminar focus on High Noon winery, established in 1976, by the Noon family of McLaren Vale.  The seminar focuses on information about the terroir of the region and winemaking techniques. The most important thing to understand is that McLaren Vale is an […]



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Shirvington Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon

  "It’s been decades since I’ve been to New York," says the youthful and sporty looking Lynne Shirvington who has come to the U.S. from McLaren Vale to showcase verticals of their Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Lynne, her husband Paul, and son Mark are the trio behind this upscale brand. It’s always great to experience […]



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Yellow tail Reserve Tour with MW / MS Doug Frost

Doug Frost MS MW & John Casella (blue tie) Now if you are a Master of Wine student and fine wine writer, receiving an invitation to hear Master Sommelier / Master of Wine Doug Frost speak is a command that must be obeyed. Beyond the hard-won titles that attest to years of intense study, Doug […]



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Tasting Henry’s Drive Wines from Australia

  Ah, the life of a vintner! Ten years ago, Ms. Kim Longbottom and her husband bought property in the Australian region of Padthaway, part of the Limestone Coast in the southeast of South Australia, and called their estate Henry’s Drive in honor of a long-ago postman from the area. Kim cleverly named the wines, […]



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Tasting Henry's Drive Wines from Australia

  Ah, the life of a vintner! Ten years ago, Ms. Kim Longbottom and her husband bought property in the Australian region of Padthaway, part of the Limestone Coast in the southeast of South Australia, and called their estate Henry’s Drive in honor of a long-ago postman from the area. Kim cleverly named the wines, […]



Wine pairing with Jacob's Creek winemaker & Australian celebrity chefs

“Gorgeous mansion!” a woman says, accepting a tall flute of Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir from a server in a starched white jacket. We are standing in the hallway of the Honorable John Olsen, Australian Consul General, New York,…



Wine pairing with Jacob’s Creek winemaker & Australian celebrity chefs

“Gorgeous mansion!” a woman says, accepting a tall flute of Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir from a server in a starched white jacket. We are standing in the hallway of the Honorable John Olsen, Australian Consul General, New York,…



Identifiying "black pepper" aroma in wine

As if Australians need to create more “frankenwine.” Australian scientists say they have identified the substance that gives some red wines a distinctive peppery aroma. Until recently, the aroma (found in fuller-bodied wines made from shiraz or cabernet sauvignon grapes)…