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

Josef Chromy 2013 pinot noir (Tasmania, Australia)

I had the pleasure of drinking the Josef Chromy 2013 pinot noir from Tasmania last night with friends over a meal. It matched well with a variety of dishes we sampled including calamari with vietnamese salad, grilled snapper and waygu … Continue reading

2007 Bouchard Père et Fils, Beaune du Château 1er Cru (Burgundy, France)

Medium, translucent red hue in the glass. Good depth and complexity of aromas including perfume and some good burgundian earthy or forest notes. Very nice palate with balance and elegance displaying dark cherry, red berry fruits, smokey oak, sage and … Continue reading

Stefani Estate The View 2007 pinot noir (Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia)

Stefani Estate The View 2007 pinot noir (Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia) This Yarra Valley vineyard at Long Gully Rd was established in 1997 and planted shortly after. The fruit for this wine was sourced from this vineyard on the high ridge … Continue reading

Pinot Noir grapes owe a debt to ancient viruses – The University of Queensland, Australia

University of Queensland via Pinot Noir grapes owe a debt to ancient viruses – UQ News – The University of Queensland, Australia. In a study published in Nature Communications, Dr Andrew Geering and colleagues have mapped the presence of 30-million-year-old viruses in Pinot … Continue reading