Australia

‘Astro Bunny’ Named Wine of the Week by Jancis Robinson

Tim Wildman, the charismatic British Master-of-Wine-turned-winemaker, was recently featured on Jancis Robinson’s Wine of the Week column for his ‘Astro Bunny’ pét-nat. Max Allen, the publication’s Australian columnist, writes, “The wine is bursting with really enticing, peachy aromas – evoking a well-made Bellini – and, despite being bone dry, is irresistibly grape-pulpy on the tongue, […]
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South Africa

Announcing: “Unknown Pleasure: Honest South African Wine. A Joyful Tasting of the Cape’s New Order”

​​​​​​​​We’ve got two very special trade tastings coming up in New York City (5.31.22 at Terroir) and Houston (6.8.22 at CDV713) featuring a slew of our South African producers who are leading the charge of honest and exciting winemaking in their home country. In attendance, pouring their wines will be the esteemed: ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Francois […]
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Australia

RedHeads Receives Organic Certification and Advances to a Greener Future

The aim at RedHeads has always been grape liberation. They hunt down premium parcels of fruit that were destined to be blended into some big name, nondescript wine and give it the attention it deserves in the winery. Moving forward, RedHeads will be more selective about its vineyard partners. “As the business re-assesses its fruit […]
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England

The Best Sparkling and White Wines To Stock Up On For Summer 2022

Aly Walansky has written about food, wine, and spirits for Forbes, The Food Network, Food & Wine, and more. She is a trusted voice when it comes to what to drink. Aly recently chronicled the best sparkling and white wines for summer sipping and named Balfour’s 2013 Brut Rosé as Best English Rosé. Read more […]
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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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