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Posts Tagged ‘ shiraz ’

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Tasting Henry’s Drive with Winemaker Renae Hirsch

Fabulous seeing Renae Hirsch again (photo from last year above) – she is the winemaker at Henry’s Drive (along with the other brands Pillar Box and Morse Code) in Australia. In previous years, I met with both Renae and Henry’s Drive owner Kim Longbottom (see here and here)  yet today I have Kim mostly to myself and […]



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Henry’s Drive: The Postman Rings Twice

Is it true the postman always rings twice? Have you .,,, er, gone postal lately?  Just what is it about the postal service that creates the potential for such drama? Last night I had a fun meeting/tasting with Kim Longbottom, who with her husband bought property in the Australian region of Padthaway, part of the […]



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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 […]



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)…