vineyard

How Green is my Valle

Thursday, 02 August 2012 10:11
They’ve been making wine in Chile since Shakespeare was a boy. European vines were brought to the country by the Spanish conquistadors and missionaries in the 16th century, although the actual vines may have come via Peru. Today, nearly five hundred years later, over twenty...

Wine on the Cheap

Thursday, 26 July 2012 10:52
If you’re a regular visitor to the local supermarkets, you may have noticed an increasing number of boxed wines or “wine casks”, as the Australians prefer to call them. Unfortunately, boxed wines have earned themselves a dubious reputation since they first emerged in the late...

The Grapes of Froth

Thursday, 05 April 2012 09:53
Here’s a quiz question for you. Which two grape varieties are most frequently used to make sparkling wine? If you were to answer “Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot” I’d have to give you a poke with a pointed stick and send you to the back of...

Chattering Tongues

Thursday, 05 January 2012 11:28
Warburn Estate is one of Australia’s most important wine producers, with more than 1,000 hectares of vines and tank storage for 35 million litres. The company had modest beginnings in the 1950s, but now makes a huge range of wines, many of them aimed at...