New Zealand

Auntsfield Estate: Top 11 Sauvignon Blancs in New Zealand

The 2019 Fine Wines of New Zealand list is out and Auntsfield Estate finds itself amongst brilliant company.  This is the Cowley family’s first appearance in this esteemed lineup of wines. Read more about it here and see the list of all varieties.
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Australia

A Vinous Reckoning…Australia’s Stripes are a Changing

“The blockbusters are still there…as are the Australian classics from longtime producers. But today, Australia has a thriving natural wine culture, as well as a number of producers who are achieving finesse and grace.”          – Eric Asimov, The New York Times Eric Asimov had a glimpse of what to expect on his […]
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Australia

Luke Lambert and his Love of Nebbiolo as told by Eric Asimov of the NY Times

Luke is one of the original gangtas so to speak of the ‘next chapter’ of Australia now nearly twenty years on with his eponymous label.  In 2010 he began to make a bit of Nebbiolo from the Denton Vineyard in the Yarra Valley and nine years later he and Rosalind have purchased land to plant […]
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Australia

Democratic Bubbly… The Wines of Tim Wildman, MW

Tim is the first to argue that natural wine is more ‘democratic’ than more conventional examples and for this comparative sense he means Champagne.  Tim is one of the foremost experts on Australian wine and organizes the annual sommelier and retail pilgrimages to Oz on his James Busby Trips.  A few years back Tim wanted […]
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England

The NY Times profiles English Sparkling Wine…Highlighting Harrow & Hope

Eric Asimov is no stranger to discovery and certainly amongst the most respected voices in wine.  He dug into the current happenings in English wine, not as a critic but more as a journalist. “The notion of English sparkling wine surprises many Americans, who still hold the notion of Britain as a culinary wasteland, with […]
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Australia

Dave Geyer profiled by ‘Young Gun of Wine’

Dave was a 2018 finalist for ‘Young Gun of Wine’ and his recent work with Pete Schell of Spinifex is only a small part of his story.  Dave comes from a long line of growers in the Barossa and his work at Lammershoek (alongside Jurgen Gouws of Intellego and Craig Hawkins of Testalonga) as well […]
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Australia

Ten Questions with Drew Noon, MW

Drew Noon is one of a very small handful of Masters of Wine on the planet, least of all in Australia as there are only 24 on the island continent.  He is one of the most thoughtful, caring and truly genuine people one will ever encounter and that soul is evidenced in his wines. Milton […]
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Australia

“There’s a Difference Between Admirability and Drinkability” – Steve Pannell

Steve Pannell is regarded in the highest echelons of wine personalities in Australia and that fact has reverberated around the globe.  Jancis Robinson sat down with Steve and went through his past, present and future. Read about what they had to say here.
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Australia

The ‘New’ Wendouree: Koomilya

Dr. Jamie Goode dug deep into the roots of Koomilya and what makes Steve Pannell’s latest vision one of the most special projects in Australia. “I don’t like to hype wines, but this is one of the most exciting discoveries I’ve made in Australia. This is the McLaren Vale’s Wendouree, in terms of style, intention […]
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