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Prestige Cuvées - The Ultimate Champagne Experience

In the world of Champagne, Prestige Cuvées symbolize the ultimate in luxury. Made to the highest of standards, these precious bottles offer wine lovers the pinnacle Champagne experience. So what sets these cuvées apart from a Champagne House's regular offerings and does the experience match up with the luxury price tag? More

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Brief History of Penfolds

Penfolds is steeped in a unique culture handed down by generations of winemakers. It all began in 1844 with Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold, who established a vineyard at Magill Estate near Adelaide. More

Friday, November 28, 2014

The story of Penfolds Grange

The story of Penfolds Grange is an intriguing tale of one man's vision against almost insurmountable odds. Max Schubert was a winemaker who spent his war years fighting with Australian forces in North Africa. When he returned to Adelaide, South Australia's garden capital, he rejoined the family company Penfolds, a business managed like an army battalion. More

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Jimmy Watson Trophy - An Australian Institution

Famous, coveted and often controversial, the Jimmy Watson Trophy is the most celebrated award in Australian wine. Despite the proliferation of major wine shows and trophies, none have the power or market traction of the Jimmy Watson. So who was Jimmy Watson and why is the trophy now an Australian Institution? More

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Grower Champagne - The New Artisans of Champagne

Has Champagne become the most dynamic winemaking region in France? If the wave of artisanal grower Champagnes entering the market is anything to go by, it certainly appears to be the case. For over two centuries, the wine region has been dominated by a small number of well-financed Champagne houses producing iconic brands including Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Krug. More

Monday, November 3, 2014

Spotlight On Mount Mary

Mount Mary commands an almost mythical status among wine collectors. The property was first purchased by Dr.John and Marli Middleton in 1971, with the original vineyard planted in 1972. It was one of the first vineyards planted in the resurgence of the Yarra Valley as a wine region. More

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Short History of Château Margaux

The Margaux property has been occupied since at least the 12th Century, and known for its wines – under names such as Margou, Margous and Margose – since the 15th Century. One famous fan was Thomas Jefferson, the wine-loving diplomat and founding father of the American Republic, who in the 1780s rated Margaux at the top of the Bordeaux hierarchy, a status confirmed when it was officially designated one of just four ‘First Growths’ in the famous 1855 Bordeaux Classification. More

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Discover Piedmont

Italian wine is enjoying a fabulous renaissance and nowhere is this more evident than the spectacular region of Piedmont in northern Italy. More

Monday, September 22, 2014

Celebrating Grenache - International Grenache Day

Are you a Grenachista? If you love Grenache, Friday September 19th 2014 is a chance to celebrate this fantastic variety as it's International Grenache Day. Promoted by the non-profit grass roots International Grenache Association, International Grenache Day is all about elevating Grenache’s profile on the world stage. More

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Pfalz - The home of dry Riesling

If you love dry Riesling, then the Pfalz in Germany should be on your list of wine regions to explore. One of Germany’s most important wine regions, the Pfalz has approximately 23 500 ha of land undervine with over 10 000 growers. While the region still produces a high volume of everyday Qualitätswein “Liebfraumilch” style wines, in recent years an increasing volume of Germany’s finest Riesling has also emerged from this region. More

Friday, September 12, 2014

Dom Pérignon Oenothèque - Champagne Perfection

In the rarefied world of prestige cuvée Champagne, Dom Pérignon Oenothèque is held with special reverence. Released only in the very best vintages, Dom Pérignon Oenothèque is released 15 to 20 years after harvest after extensive ageing on lees. But what impact does this long ageing actually have on the wine? More

Friday, September 12, 2014

Discover the Wines of Tuscany

Tuscany, with its picturesque rolling hills and medieval hilltop villages, is Italy’s most famous wine region. A wine-lover’s paradise, it is home to several of Italy’s finest and best-known wines including Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and Vin Santo. More

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pinot Gris: The Ultimate Winter White

With chilly winter weather still in play for a few more weeks, it’s an ideal time to seek out fuller, richer white wines. And, while for many wine-lovers a rich, creamy Chardonnay may be the perfect answer, there is a great alternative, Pinot Gris. Indeed, with its appealing notes of pear, apple, stone-fruit and spice, round mouth-feel and often rich texture, Pinot Gris may be the ultimate winter white. More

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Sweet Story - A Guide to Sweet Wine Styles

It’s difficult to believe now, but sweet wines used to rule the wine world. From the exotic and enchanting wines of Tokjai and the delicious delicacy and purity of Mosel Rieslings to the rich unctuous wines of Sauternes, there was a time when sweet wines were the most highly prized and revered wines in the world. More

Friday, July 18, 2014

Journey through the Southern Rhône

To journey through the Southern Rhône is to enter an enchanting garrigue-scented Mediterranean landscape. Here in the warm south, Grenache is king, blended together with Syrah and Mourvèdre amongst others, to produce perfumed, rich, fruit-driven red wines. More

Friday, July 11, 2014

ABN: 77 159 767 843. New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007. No Alcohol can be sold or supplied to anyone under 18. It's against the law. License Number: LIQP770010303 Victoria: WARNING - Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998, it is an offence: To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years [Penalty exceeds $19,000]; For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor [Penalty exceeds $800]. License Number: 32055289