Wine from Australia

Henry's Drive

Savoring Shiraz (and other varietals) with Kim

“I’m here to talk about the brand Henry’s Drive, and to celebrate our region of Padthaway,” says owner Kim Longbottom, who has a very interesting range of quality-focused wine, encompassing… More »

Australian Shiraz vs. Australian Cabernet Sauvignon

Australian Shiraz vs. Australian Cabernet Sauvignon

You know that you have a challenge when even a Master of Wine admits he sometimes has trouble identifying Australian Shiraz vs. Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Australian Shiraz vs. Australian Cabernet Sauvignon are… More »

Meeting Jean-Michel Chartron

  Today at the Winebow portfolio tasting I had the good fortune to meet Jean-Michel Chartron, owner and winemaker of Domaine Jean Chartron in Puligny-Montrachet. He walked me through several… More »

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?… More »

World Wine HeadQuarters (WWHQ) comes to NYC

“Don’t worry — this is his normal expression!” says a friend at A Voce at the Time Wanner Center in NYC, where John Larchet (pictured) is launching his new World… More »

Wine Australia: Classic Blends and Alternative Varieties

Winery owner Justine Henschke holds bottle next to WA Susan Barros Very interesting tasting of Australian wines Susan Barros organized today for the first Wine Australia Tasting of 2011 —… More »

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… More »

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 /… More »

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