Will This Wine Improve in the Cellar?

You are probably a wine lover who wants to start a cellar but filling it seems like a daunting task. You might even be sipping a glass of wine and wondering in your head, “will this wine improve in the cellar?” (Or I bet you are now if you weren’t before!). Or you’ve tried some … Read more

How To Start A Cellar – Wine Guy Secrets

How Start A Wine Cellar Your Cellar

If you’ve ever wanted a cellar (a collection of wine specifically put aside to mature in the bottle) but don’t know how to start a cellar, then this is going to be the most exciting message you will read. When I was new to the wine industry, full of enthusiasm but being paid $22,000 per … Read more

In The Know: What is Pinot Noir?

Anyone with a passing interest in will have heard (or read) about Pinot Noir. And mostly it will be how great the wines are, and maybe what a pain in the a$$ the grape is to grow. So let’s take a look at it from the start: What Is Pinot Noir? [button link=”https://thewinedepository.com.au/rankvariety/pinot-noir/” color=”purple”]Browse all … Read more

What is Champagne? The World’s No. 1 Place for Great Fizz

What Is Champagne

What is Champagne? Champagne is a wine region of France approximately 160km East of Paris. Also, the name of the wines produced from the area. Most famously, it is a sparkling wine that undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle and aging on lees (the dead yeast cells). Occasionally you will find still wines, but they … Read more

Understanding Bordeaux Part 1. The Wines To Love

Chateau Pichon Longueville Bordeaux

Bordeaux is one of my favourite wine regions, through the years I have been able to taste more of these wines than any others (except maybe Burgundy). You can see some of my recent Bordeaux encounters here. The Region of Bordeaux and its appellations.   Cabernet Sauvignon Background of Bordeaux. The region is most famous for its savoury, structured … Read more

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Glassware, when, what

A brief discussion (I could go on a lot longer!) about glassware and how it makes a difference to your wine tasting/drinking experience. Originally featured in TWD Magazine January and February Issues. Does glassware make a difference? The answer is yes, no and maybe. The hardest part about glassware is a lot of it comes down to personal preference, although it is … Read more

January Sale

It seems somehow unbelieveable but I forgot to mention we have a sale going for the month of January. For all wines we currently have in stock we are offering: 10% off 6 bottles or more. Or 20% off 12 bottles or more. Below are the up-to-date lists: Cellar List Highlights include an amazing array of Aussie … Read more

Is this wine cellarable?

Henri Gouges Wines are definitely cellarable. Wine Cellaring

Originally feature in our TWD Magazine (Sign Up here) October and November 2011 issues. The questing a lot of budding wine collectors will ask while tasting a wine is: “is it cellarable?” I do bang on a lot about cellaring wine. You’ve all probably heard me talk about it or read how good and important it is. … Read more

Welcome To My Happy Place

Welcome to my Happy Place

Welcome To My Happy Place. Where all the thoughts and (mis)adventures of The Wine Depository staff will be catalogued and probably used against us at a later date. Feel free to comment, interact and generally have a good time. Sign up to my newsletter here. Oh, and feel free to buy some wine too.  It … Read more