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People have long turned to myriad sources as consolation for the thorny task of being human. From poetry and painting...
I feel a simultaneous sense of pride and pleasure at seeing a new edition of The World of Fine Wine....
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...
Even the most adventurous wine travellers have a breaking point. I was standing on the kerb in a narrow street...
It’s the lucky ones who find a message in the bottle. In his essay On Wine and Hashish, Charles Baudelaire writes...
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