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The Yarra Valley's best wines
Date: 22-08-2014

Ever wondered which are the Yarra Valley's best wines? A subjective judgment of course. But according to the Langton's Classification of Australian Wine, there are eight wines which stand above all the others, one in the top tier, the others… Read More.
Yarra Valley Wine History
Date: 22-08-2014

The Yarra Valley was Victoria's first wine growing region. The first vines were planted in 1838, by the Ryrie Brothers, at Yering Station. In 1863 Hubert de Castella established St. Huberts Vineyard and Guillame de Pury established Yeringberg. Viticulture spread… Read More.
Penfolds RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz
Date: 07-06-2014

RWT is an unusual wine in the Penfolds line up for three reasons. Firstly because it does not have a Bin number. Think of 389, 707, 28, all Penfolds Bin number wines, even Grange and Yattarna, white grange, have bin… Read More.
Langton's Classification VI
Date: 06-05-2014

Langton’s Classification The first of May was a notable day for the Australian Wine Industry. Firstly it saw the annual release of Penfolds Grange which is released on the first Thursday in May in each year and this year that… Read More.
Malbec World Day Thursday 17 April
Date: 15-04-2014

Malbec is a little known grape variety. Most often it is blended with Cabernet or Shiraz, but it is becoming more popular as a variety on its own.   Its historical claim to fame was that it was one of the… Read More.
Wine Innovation of the Year
Date: 16-01-2014

France’s leading wine publication, La Revue du Vin de France, has named the American invented Coravin its Innovation of the Year. The Coravin pierces the cork in a wine bottle with a needle, extracting wine and inserting inert gas to… Read More.
James Halliday's Top 100
Date: 27-11-2013

James Halliday’s Top 100 James Halliday publishes his top 100 list every year just before Christmas. They are selected from the hundreds or maybe thousands of wines that James and his team taste each year. It’s pretty unlikely that anyone… Read More.
International Grenache Day 2013
Date: 19-09-2013

International Grenache Day is celebrated around the world on the third Friday of September, so this year it is Friday 20 September. Grenache is one of the most popular grape varieties in the world. It originates in Spain where it… Read More.
Napa Valley Day 7
Date: 01-08-2013

Our last day in the Napa and only one winery visit before we head home. It is to Rudd Oakville Estate owned by Leslie Rudd, wife Susan and daughter Samantha. The Rudd winery only offers private tours by appointment so… Read More.

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