Bass Phillip (Gippsland, Victoria, Australia)

This week I had the privilege of visiting the Bass Phillip winery and spending four enthralling, informative and sensory-expanding hours with winemaker Phillip Jones. I was very excited but a little apprehensive because he is an icon of the Australian … Continue reading

Red Wine (contains a compound that) may be helpful in preventing and treating cancer.

Red Wine (contains a compound that) may be helpful in preventing and treating cancer. Over indulging in alcohol, is likely to increase your risk of certain cancers, but a University of Colorado team explains how a compound in red wine maybe useful in … Continue reading

Williams Crossing 2011 Pinot Noir (Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia)

Gentle handing of grapes in wine production really works! The results are amply displayed in this bottle from Curly Flat (Macedon Ranges of Victoria, Australia). Williams Crossing is their second label but powerful aromatics and impeccable flavours speak to the … Continue reading

Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Conference Masterclass

This was a wide ranging masterclass held in conjunction to MPIPNC lead by Kate McIntyre MW with a panel consisting of her father, Richard and the esteemed Burgundian Jasper Morris. Following are my notes and not the panels, in fact, some … Continue reading

Day 1 Pinot Noir NZ 2013

  Day 1 of Pinot Noir NZ 2013. The key note speakers have challenged and entertain and now we start exploring the key Pinot Noir producing regions in depth. To be honest I wasn’t too excited by where I had … Continue reading

2007 Curly Flat Pinot Noir

An fine example of pinot noir expressive of the terroir and made with sensitivity and finesse. First impressions confirm, as the label clearly states, that the wine is unfiltered and unfined with a slightly cloudy, semi transparent mid red with mauve tinges. … Continue reading