SVS tasting: Dandelion Vineyards and Paddy Borthwick

Recently went to Single Vineyard Sellers’ (http://www.singlevineyards.com/) tasting at the Hilton hotel, Sydney. With nearly 200 wines on tasting, there was a lot to taste with properly tasting each wine – 3 hours into the tasting I realised I wasn’t even halfway through! Many wines showed this and that, but one of the wineries I noticed was Dandelion Vineyards (www.dandelionvineyards.com.au/). I… Read More SVS tasting: Dandelion Vineyards and Paddy Borthwick

Wine words

Thought I’d start the first post in 2011 with some famous wine quotes (pictured is Bacchus, the God of wine).  “In Victory, You Deserve Champagne, In Defeat, You Need It.” Napoleon “Remember Gentlemen, it’s Not Just France We Are Fighting For, it’s Champagne!” Winston S. Churchill, 1918 When Lily Bollinger was asked “When do you… Read More Wine words

VOYAGER BENCHMARKING MASTERCLASS 2010

Held in Sydney at est. (as well as other places in Australia), this masterclass provided the experience of top benchmarking wines all in one setting, including Voyager Estate from Margaret River. The international benchmarking tasting explored special sites around the world that are acclaimed for producing iconic Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon predominant wines. Hosted… Read More VOYAGER BENCHMARKING MASTERCLASS 2010