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Thistle Hill – The perfect Mudgee weekend away

Posted By | April 6, 2016

  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 […]

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A Visit To Karrawatta

Posted By | December 22, 2015

  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 […]

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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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Gold Rush at the Melbourne International Wine Competition (MIWC)

Posted By | July 23, 2015

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 […]

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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 “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 […]

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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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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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Barossa Beats

Posted By | January 19, 2014

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 […]

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