Wednesday, 1 April 2020
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
In a word - yum. Lazy night in kinda wine. And the way things are shaping up for the next little while, you can wash away your worries with a glass or two of this. A wonderfully refreshing wine.
Sunday, 29 March 2020
I often get asked what I enjoy drinking and Yarra Valley Shiraz/Syrah is near the top of the list. It's medium bodied profile is so easy to gravitate to. This wine from Alkimi has always struck a chord with me. I've often bought it from winemaker Stu Dudine and I've been known to take it camping. It's such a great slurp on a cool night by the fire.
Friday, 27 March 2020
Thursday, 26 March 2020
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Having been on the ground in McLaren Vale and in the Barossa Valley these last two weeks as well as the Hunter Valley a few weeks prior, there is much uncertainty about what the future holds.
I've spoken with numerous growers and winemakers and it's very clear the concern is far reaching - more than many people suspect.
Like the small family run winery which just received a $30 000 invoice for bottling. This same business has lost numerous wine orders in the last week due to the closure of restaurants and key accounts. This same business has invoices to pay for fruit delivered by growers which arrived in recent weeks and has already been processed. These growers rely on these payments to get by. Wineries like this need income to pay the growers. But we don't see the growers. They are faceless, but without them, there is no product.