A surprise start of the Semillon harvest this year – on Australia Day. The grapes ripened almost two weeks earlier than expected – so we had two celebrations on 26 January: Australia Day and Start of 2013 Vintage! Thanks to the help of our young friends, we managed to pick […]
Check your wine label. It won’t list any of these chemicals, which might be swimming around in your wineglass: ammonium phosphate, diammonium phosphate, Benzoic acid, Carbohydrase (alpha-amylase, beta-amylase, glucoamylase, amyglucosidase), copper sulfate, potassium permanganate, sulfuric acid, defoaming agents like polyoxyethylene 40 monostearate, silicon dioxide, dimethylpolysiloxane, sorbitanmonostearate, glycerol mono-oleate and glyceryl […]
It’s official: Natural wines are entering mainstream consciousness in Japan. (…) Japanese consumers began developing a taste for natural wines in the 1990s, and Japan has become one of the world’s largest markets. Some industry professionals suggest that natural wine’s associations with health are driving the trend, while others say that […]
Wine tasting this Sat 12 Jan from 10.30am: Small Winemakers’ Centre, Chateau Tanunda, 9 Basedow Rd Tanunda.
GENEVA – Pontus Elofsson, head sommelier at Copenhagen’s Noma restaurant, ranked best restaurant in the world for the past three years, swears by them: natural wines. These are the wines with “nothing added, nothing taken away” – no sulfites, no foreign yeasts, no added sugars, no enzymes. Traditional wines, on […]