Enter The Riesling

I had resolved to stop relentlessly talking up how good Riesling is. That was until I walked into the Riesling DownUnder’s trade tasting with a prospective employee who said “all Riesling tastes the same…” Well…!?! Let’s call him ‘Q’. He got grabbed by the bicep and manhandled to the nearest quality Riesling stand. Thankfully, it was … 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

WINE OF THE WEEK

Kate Hill Riesling 2011 What? White in winter? Yes, and it is fantastic. For more than ten years Kate has been making wine in some of the world’s prime wine-making regions including South Australia, Tasmania, France, California and Chile in both large companies and small. After all this experience she chose Tasmania to settle down, … Read more

Pinot Noir Tasting 05/05/12

Over the past few months I’ve hosted numerous private tastings for customers. The most recently run event was about a month ago near Heathcote and it involved educating a group of 14 people about Pinot Noir. Grasping a chance to drink a handful of my most favourite Pinots from around the world I looked forward to this event and … Read more

WINE OF THE WEEK

WINE OF THE WEEK: Three Wishes Chardonnay 2008 – From the beautiful Batman Peninsula in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley. Three Wishes is a small, family run vineyard that makes some lovely wines. This is one of my favourite producers in the whole world and Pete the owner very generously sponsored TWD Sentinels in last years Wine … Read more