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Talits Estate and a dream

Posted By | August 4, 2017

  It€™s a gorgeous summer’s evening and I€™m sitting down next to the pool after an afternoon stroll. It€™s slightly balmy, yet with a slight summer breeze coming through, like one that you sometimes get when there€™s barely a cloud in the sky. I reach down and take an olive with pimento, then move onto […]

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Murray Street Vineyards White Label Rosé Review

Posted By | July 31, 2015

  So, I was about to start a road trip from Sydney to Adelaide and I knew at the top of my ‘To pack list’ had to be a smashable bottle of wine for the stopover at Balranald… It just had to be easy, refreshing, not to expensive as it was likely to be a […]

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What drinking a 42yo aged wine reminded me to do

Posted By | July 27, 2015

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 […]

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Karrawatta Sophie’s Hill Pinot Grigio Review

Posted By | March 14, 2015

Ahhh, the Adelaide Hills€¦ I am just picturing sitting down with a glass of wine, late afternoon breeze coming through, sun starting to set and about to tuck into some amazing local food that€™s sitting in front of me. The Adelaide Hills has to be one of my favourite places in the world to visit. […]

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Yarra Valley in Sydney

Posted By | February 24, 2015

So it was a little last minute€¦ I was going to be interstate but found myself still in Sydney and with an evening free at the same times as the Yarra Valley in Sydney event was on. The event had sold out though, so a big shout-out to Wine Yarra Valley who had a spare […]

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My Wine Highlights of 2014

Posted By | November 29, 2014

  So, it€™s approaching the end of November and it€™s that time of year when we think €œWow, 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 […]

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

Posted By | July 6, 2014

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 […]

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david Franz wine – All Class

Posted By | May 13, 2014

David Franz wine tasting at the beach. It doesn’t get any better… Note: I wrote this blog a while ago but after sipping on a david Franz Georgie’s Walk Cabernet Sauvignon the other day it both reminded me 1) how incredible that wine was and 2) that I hadn’t shared this blog yet. It was a […]

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Why I love the Barossa

Posted By | January 19, 2014

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 […]

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