In Melbourne March 7? Come to Brazil and Uruguay with me!

Image: Viñedo de los Vientos vineyard. Credit: Untapped Fine Wines. Come and join me as I host another wine education event at Vamos Bar and Restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD. We are going to taste wines from Brazil and Uruguay! Wines from these two countries are not so well known but I have put together a selection […]

New Zealand masterclass – beyond Sauvignon Blanc

Image: Shotover River, Central Otago If you’re in Melbourne, Australia and are interested in wine from my fabulous home country of New Zealand then join me Friday 16 February 6.30pm – 8.30pm. We will be taking a look at the other grape varieties used to produce some outstanding wine from Aotearoa, the Land of the […]

Wine for Normal People – Central Otago

Rippon Vineyard in Autumn. Image credit: Thirst Press. In this episode of Wine for Normal People I catch up with Elizabeth to chat about Central Otago – an area my family has spent many years in. Although Central Otago accounted for only 2% of total production in New Zealand for 2016, the wine from this region […]

Australian Women in Wine Awards: it’s time for us all to celebrate

Australian Women in Wine Awards 2017 at Australia House, London. Photo: AWIWA The Australian Women in Wine Awards took place yesterday with the core event celebrated at Australia House in London together with multiple satellite events across Australia. This year I had the pleasure of being directly involved in hosting a Melbourne event together with […]

Eight bars not to be missed next time you’re in Hong Kong

Written for Halliday Wine Companion Magazine Issue #36 October/November 2017. Eight is a lucky number in Chinese culture – a symbol of good fortune and wealth. With that in mind, here are eight bars to track down next time you’re in Hong Kong. Read full article here… …

Chatzivaritis Estate and Greek Pronunciation …

Image credit: Chatzivaritis Estate Greek wine producers have been doing a lot of late to develop their image within the Australian market. The New Wines of Greece Roadshow is becoming an annual fixture in the industry calendar and there seem to be increasing numbers of tastings showcasing wines from Greece throughout the year. Most recently […]

Destination Luxury: Viña Vik

Article first published in Spirito di Vino Asia Issue #29. Driving through the winding valleys of Millahue, two hours south of Chile’s capital city Santiago, you will find quite possibly the most luxurious wine tourism offering from Chile to date. Here in a valley framed by the Andes Mountains and the Coastal Ranges, the Pacific […]