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Charles Back: `2016 Harvest: Experience, Foresight, Balance`

10 February 2016

South African winemaker, pioneer and all-round legend, Charles Back of Fairview and Spice Route shares his views on the 2016 vintage...

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Our top wines for #TryJanuary

18 January 2016

In support of the trade initiative, #TryJanuary, these are all wines that offer something a little different or are just too delicious to miss…

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2015: A star year for Italian reds

05 January 2016

David Gleave MW shares his notes on the 2015 vintage across Italy, which proved to be a year where the reds stand out from north to south...

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Dear Santa... Jennifer's Christmas Wish List

17 December 2015

Our wine buyer, Jennifer Docherty MW, shares what she will be drinking this Christmas Day...

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35 Years of Grosset Riesling

09 November 2015

Tori Eeles, head of brand management, discusses the 2015 Grosset Rieslings – which for Polish Hill and Springvale mark the 35th vintage of these wines...


Why Australian Grenache is a winner

01 September 2015

David Gleave MW considers the resurgence of Australian Grenache...

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Barolo, Nebbiolo and cork

16 December 2014

David Gleave MW: "I was in Barolo with the journalist Matthew Jukes (www.matthewjukes.com) earlier in December and we tasted about 400 Barolo and Barbaresco over the course of five days..."

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‘Natural’…or ‘Primitive’?

14 May 2015

David Gleave MW: "The debate about ‘natural’ wines continues to rage. But much of what I read is as cloudy and as lacking in clarity and precision as the wines themselves. As a result, it does little to assuage my doubts about ‘natural’ wine..."

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“Screwcaps are the obvious choice”

17 August 2018

Bob Campbell MW investigates which closure stands up to the extreme temperatures wine face when shipped...