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Why more people don’t like Riesling has baffled wine minds and Riesling champions for decades. And not just baffled, but...
Wine Crush
God was sitting on one side of the boardroom table with his back against the window when a man walked...

Signing Off

15 December 2017 | by
After almost three years, 25 columns and more than 30,000 words, I’m sad to say, I’m getting off here; this...

Kissing Frogs

29 September 2017 | by
It has been said that to understand wine one must kiss a lot of frogs; that is, taste a lot...
Several months ago, I was tasting wine in a Melbourne restaurant when my thoughts turned to that of our national...
What of the tasting note? Every wine writer will contemplate the question at some stage in her career. If not...
It’s the lucky ones who find a message in the bottle. In his essay On Wine and Hashish, Charles Baudelaire...
I was sitting at an old wooden bar at one of Wellington’s finest restaurants when I noticed the counter had...
If you’re going to contemplate beauty in wine, you might as well do it in an art gallery. Well, that...
In the old days, it used to take a bottle of wine and free karaoke for people to let you...
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