Australia

Legends of Oz: A Wondrous Tasting of Aussie Wines

Join us for a walk-through tasting of Australia’s legendary wines, from the timeless classics to the funky fresh. Along the yellow brick road, you’ll find vinous delights from Vine Street Imports, Little Peacock Imports, Hudson Wine Brokers, and Old Bridge Cellars. Weds 9/14 11a – 3p at Terroir (24 Harrison St., New York, NY) Mon […]
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South Africa

Wine Press

‘Wines That Entertain as Well as Impress’

Lettie Teague went out in search of wines with silly names that still deliver in terms of quality. She wanted real wines made by real winemakers with a sense of humor, not a mass-market brand with a clever marketing team. Our own Lukas van Loggerenberg made the short list with his 2020 Trust Your Gut […]
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Australia

Six Australian Wine Styles That Are Driving Sales

Christy Frank is no stranger to Australian wines and in fact is one of the country’s heartfelt ambassadors.  Christy is deep into the Master of Wine Program, has spotlighted helping Wine Australia over the years, writes for a number of publications and owns a boutique wine shop in the Hudson Valley. Recently Christy broke down […]
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South Africa

Next-Gen South Africa

Change is inevitable and when it is positive and works out better for everyone, it is a great thing and something to be admired and replicated.  Many winemakers in South Africa are taking this approach with agriculturally and culturally sustainable viticulture and winemaking.  It is understated the importance of paying those farmers that take care […]
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South Africa

Full of Schist

Schist is just one of many fabulous soils provide grapevines just enough nutrients to stay alive but also an environment that lends a bit of a struggle as well.  Wine Enthusiast recently highlighted the facets that make schist so unique.  While they didn’t mention South Africa (not going to say lazy journalism 😊), they should […]
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South Africa

The New Mocktail

Non-alc and low-alc spirits and wines have seen a dramatic uptick in awareness and sales over the past few years.  We ventured into this realm in 2021 after being exposed to an excellent South African product called Abstinence Spirits.  The innovation and quality of Abstinence’s products is second-to-none and would advise anyone thinking these are […]
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Australia

Australian Shiraz: The Chameleon Grape With a French Pedigree

Christina Pickard of Wine Enthusiast spent a number of years living in Australia and her time there coupled with intense tastings of wines around the world have framed her view that Australian Shiraz/Syrah is more than what is expected of the grape. Read here about the grape, which is the foundation of Australian wine around […]
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New Zealand

Wine Press

Auntsfield Estate with Two Top 100 Wines from James Suckling

The Cowley family continues to overdeliver with excellent wine and supreme value and again they have been recognized for the hard work in the vineyard and winery.  The 2019 ‘Single Vineyard’ Pinot Noir was named the #80 wine overall from New Zealand with the 2020 ‘Single Vineyard’ Sauvignon Blanc just behind it at #82, both […]
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South Africa

Mick Craven talks Armrest Etiquette, Pinot Gris, and More

Mick Craven, the larger (but not better) half of Craven Wines sat down with Cape Town’s New Agency founder and creative director James Bisset for a little chat about all things non-wine related. Click here to laugh for nine minutes and learn a bit more about Mick.
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