australia

Import Selection: Late Harvest Semillon, 1987. Penfolds

About 150 years ago, Dr. Christopher Penfold left England with his wife Mary to settle in South Australia. They built a whitewashed stone cottage in Ma­gill, four miles from Adelaide, and named it after Mary’s home in England, “The Grange”. The doc­tor had brought with him some wax-sealed grape-vine cuttings. He planted these over the… read more »

Import Selection: Shiraz – Bin 50, 1985; Lindemans

Editorial Forenote: If you number among the misfortunate few – as I do – who tasted some of the unadulterated rubbish that was washing ashore from Down Under ’round the early 1970’s, you well understand my wholly pleasurable reaction to reviewing this wine and the many other fine Australian se­lections finding their way into the… read more »

New World

New World wine refers to the modern winemaking technique that produces more fruity flavors and bigger body. This method is primarily used in countries like United States, Australia, and Argentina.  

Cabernet Sauvignon, 1977. Hill-Smith Estate, Chairman’s Selection| Vintage Wine History and Information

CABERNET SAUVIGNON. 1977 –HILL-SMITH ESTATE, CHAIRMAN’S SELECTION by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | January 1985 In 1847, master brewer Samuel Smith, the founder of Hill-Smith Estate, left England for Adelaide, Australia. Samuel worked and saved hard. In 1849 he bought 30 acres, and with his son Sidney, planted his first vines. His knowledge of fermentation techniques was… read more »

Shiraz, 1979. Taltarni| Vintage Wine History and Information

SHIRAZ. 1979 – TALTARNI by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | May 1983 Dominique Portet travels to Bordeaux at least once a year, and to Napa about that frequently too. It is a long way to go from Australia! But, he has many reasons to do so. His parents live in France, and his brother lives in… read more »

Morgan Norman at Wine of the Month Club

Paul:                      It is my great pleasure to have today in the continuing Winemakers Series of the Wine of the Month Club, Morgan Norman here from the Greg Norman Estates.  That’s correct, the professional golfer who turned wine enthusiast, but not just turned wine enthusiast.  Many years, he’s been a wine enthusiast. Morgan:               Many years.  It’s… read more »

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