Australia

Island Within an Island…Wonders of Tasmania

Wine Enthusiast’s Editor, Christina Pickard, recently went in-depth into the cool-climate land of Tasmania.  This isolated parcel in the cold Great Southern Sea has become increasingly in-fashion and the development of vineyards remains one of the most exciting places on this planet.  Paul & Gilli Lipscombe of Sailor Seeks Horse are two of the brightest […]
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Australia

Young Gun: Top 50 Winemakers of 2019

Alastair Reed and Sam Cooke of Konpira Maru wines were recognized as being a ‘Young Gun’ Top 50 finalist in 2019.  See the full list here.
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South Africa

Wine Press

A Wildling Out in the Berry Fields…Mother Rock

We didn’t call Stompie a wildling as that was the quote from Wine & Spirits Magazine!  His new outpost is definitely beyond The Wall metaphorically speaking as the new Platteklip Vineyard is truly in a world of its own.  Under the Mother Rock, Stompie continues to produce some of the natural wine world’s great values […]
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Australia

Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year: Joshua Cooper

While Joshua is a young guy, he is not in experience as he has been making wine for the majority of his life.  His quick rise to the top of his craft, while continuing learning more each day, has been rewarded by being named the ‘Winemaker of the Year’ by Gourmet Traveller, the most respected […]
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South Africa

Wine Press

Vinous Cellar Favorite: Paulus ‘Bosberaad’ Chenin Blanc

Neal Martin has a pretty gifted and spoiled palate, given the sheer amount of world-class and benchmark wines he has tasted. There are not many people on this planet whom have had the superstar wines with decades of age, but Neal has!  Recently one special Swartland Chenin Blanc really capture his emotions and he highlighted […]
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South Africa

The Changing Face of South African Wine: Forbes Magazine 12 Wines to Try

Tom Mullen from Forbes selects 12 wines to try that reflect the changing nature of the South African wine business.  Our very own Reenen Borman of Boschkloof Wines and Ron Burgundy Wines (Patatsfontein/Sons of Sugarland) makes two of the 12 selected wines. “A gorgeous Syrah” is what one taster had to say about the 2018 […]
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South Africa

Tim James on Blackwater Wines…

“I’m not going to claim that all of these are the greatest wines of the new South Africa, and nor would Francois, but I can honestly say that it’s hard to find a range that gives me greater drinking pleasure on release (and I have drunk all of these wines with and without food, not […]
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South Africa

NY Times: 20 Wines Under $20 That Revive and Restore – Storm Point

The fall of 2020 had a great deal of uncertainty coming out of the worst pandemic of our lifetimes and minimizing every mistake along the way was always at the back of everyone’s mind.  Eric Asimov of the New York Times highlighted his top 20 values under $20 to help alleviate those mistakes and we […]
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Australia

We Lost a Great One…

Monday, October 12th the world, and the wine world in particular, lost a true legend and force in the industry.  Taras Ochota sadly passed away leaving the wine world with a huge hole.  Taras was an innovator, game changer, and universally loved by his peers.  His wife Amber along with assistant winemaker Louis Schofield will […]
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