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Thistle Hill – The perfect Mudgee weekend away

Lynton Manuel

Lynton Manuel

Sports lover, tech lover, social media lover, family man and wine lover... Co-founder of WineCloud with a mission to make awesome wines more accessible to wine lovers. He also believes that chocolate yo-go's make a great food-wine pairing with Shiraz.
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  Sometimes you just have to get out of the rat race and have a weekend away. And for those living in Sydney, Mudgee is the perfect place. About a 3 and a half hour drive through some stunning countryside, you can get away from it all, get some fresh air, fresh produce and great… Read More

A Visit To Karrawatta

Lynton Manuel

Lynton Manuel

Sports lover, tech lover, social media lover, family man and wine lover... Co-founder of WineCloud with a mission to make awesome wines more accessible to wine lovers. He also believes that chocolate yo-go's make a great food-wine pairing with Shiraz.
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  Wow, it’s suddenly the evening of the 22nd of December and I’m wondering where the last few months have gone. It’s been crazy busy and super eventful, so much so that I have about 20 blog topics written down, but haven’t had a spare moment to write one of them. So, I thought I… Read More

What drinking a 42yo aged wine reminded me to do

Lynton Manuel

Lynton Manuel

Sports lover, tech lover, social media lover, family man and wine lover... Co-founder of WineCloud with a mission to make awesome wines more accessible to wine lovers. He also believes that chocolate yo-go's make a great food-wine pairing with Shiraz.
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There’s something exciting about drinking an aged wine…. It’s a different experience, it’s different complexities, often a different world… And there’s something about drinking a bloody good aged wine, one that just blows you away. So, having said that you need to find a wine that will stand the test of time and improve with… Read More

Gold Rush at the Melbourne International Wine Competition (MIWC)

Lynton Manuel

Lynton Manuel

Sports lover, tech lover, social media lover, family man and wine lover... Co-founder of WineCloud with a mission to make awesome wines more accessible to wine lovers. He also believes that chocolate yo-go's make a great food-wine pairing with Shiraz.
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There were plenty of wines that are available on WineCloud grabbing Golds at the recent Melbourne International Wine Competition (MIWC), with winners announced this week, so we thought we better share a little of their glory… Koonara Wines won an individual award as Coonawarra Winery of the Year, and boutique wine distributor L’Atelier by Aramis… Read More

My Wine Highlights of 2014

Lynton Manuel

Lynton Manuel

Sports lover, tech lover, social media lover, family man and wine lover... Co-founder of WineCloud with a mission to make awesome wines more accessible to wine lovers. He also believes that chocolate yo-go's make a great food-wine pairing with Shiraz.
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  So, it’s approaching the end of November and it’s that time of year when we think “Wow, where the hell did that year go?” and you start to reflect back on things. Well it has been a big year for me with WineCloud launching in April. So, I thought I’d kill two birds with… Read More

Sparkling Shiraz: too ironic for hipsters. Bundaleer Sparkling Shiraz review.

Michael Sinclair

Michael Sinclair

Michael Sinclair has been writing for the Australian wine industry for more than 15 years. He is currently disillusioned because colleagues refuse to help him launch a sparkling fortified Durif.
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Michael Sinclair explores where Sparkling Shiraz sits in the world’s vinous history – and rewrites several chapters in the process. The ute and the Hills Hoist. Australia’s greatest contributions to the world.  Oh. And then there’s Sparkling Shiraz – responsible for shaping modern civilisation as we know it. Internet research shows Australian Sparkling Shiraz was… Read More

Why I love the Barossa

Lynton Manuel

Lynton Manuel

Sports lover, tech lover, social media lover, family man and wine lover... Co-founder of WineCloud with a mission to make awesome wines more accessible to wine lovers. He also believes that chocolate yo-go's make a great food-wine pairing with Shiraz.
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I started this blog piece thinking, ‘I really need to write about this awesome wine’. But as I thought about it more, I soon realised that it was far more interesting writing about how I discovered this wine. It wasn’t a wine you could find in your average bottle shop. In fact, I’m not even… Read More

Barossa Beats

Michael Sinclair

Michael Sinclair

Michael Sinclair has been writing for the Australian wine industry for more than 15 years. He is currently disillusioned because colleagues refuse to help him launch a sparkling fortified Durif.
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Michael Sinclair bangs the drum for Australia’s most recognised wine region. Word on the street is the Barossa has got its groove back. Currently the region is the poster boy of South Australian Tourism with cinema advertising, TV commercials, newspaper lift-outs and online marketing targeting the young and the restless. Unless you live under a… Read More