View yesterday as I was heading into Angaston from Nuriootpa.  I'm looking back to towards Nuri. Still cloudy, wet and overcast after a week of heavy rain, wind, storms and flooding.       Vineyards trying their hardest to start flowering. It's been spring here since 1 September (officially and according to the calendar)... Continue Reading →

Artisans of Australian Wine in London – Open Minds Essential

Artisans of Australian Wine The Alternatives The Cool The Minimalists The Naturals The Terroir Hunters DESCRIPTION The Artisans of Australian Wine are coming.... Over 20 innovative artisanal winemakers from more than 40 wineries under one roof for the first time in London. From the Basket Ranges of the Adelaide Hills to the micro-vineyards of the... Continue Reading →

A Lawyer Who Changed Hats: The Father of Gastronomy or the Story of a Judge and his Stomach.

Many lawyers have left the law for another career and/or gained fame as something other than being a lawyer. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826 Paris) did some of that. While he didn't leave the law and ultimately became a judge of the Court of Cassation  appointed for life by Napolean Bonoparte under the new post-Revolution rules, he... Continue Reading →

Koerner Wine – Clare Valley

In vino veritas:  In wine there is truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Brothers in arms wine are the young winemakers of Koerner Wine producing premium Clare Valley wines with no chemical intervention that display personality and purity. Taken in May this year the image features my nephews, young men representing the next generation of viti-culturalists and... Continue Reading →

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