Sunday, December 26, 2004

Verdelho, the Cinderella white wine

In his book, Varietal wines James Halliday wrote
"The success of Verdelho as a table wine in Australia is an extraordinary phenomenon without any obvious explanation"

Well, I beg to differ.

Just put your nose above a glass of the stuff and inhale. The fruit aroma is the secret. Consumers love it because it is fruity and straight forward.
See some more about Verdelho

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Saturday, December 18, 2004

Waiter, there's a horse in my wine!

Wine is about fun. You can have lots of fun sharing and drinking the stuff, but you should also enjoy a good read now and then.

Check out this great new book by Wine writer Jennifer Rosen

Jennifer is a wine writer based in Colorado. She has a web site with some excellent articles. You can also sign up to her newsletter, but only if you have already signed up to Vinodiversity News

Friday, December 17, 2004

Wine Newsletter December issue coming soon!

The December Issue of Vinodiversity News will be published soon. Get yourself on the mailing list to get the very latest news on the varietal wine scene. In the last issue I alerted readers to a real bargain on some top Sangiovese.

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Wine Variety Table

Having trouble remembering all of these variety names? Don't worry, help is at hand.

Wine Variety Table

You can get this superb table which is a learning aid and a fine art poster all in one. Make sure that your friends know that you know what's what when it comes to wine varieties.

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Thursday, December 09, 2004

Grenache and Mourvedre

These two red winegrape varieties are coming back into vogue, especially in the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Not before time I say. On their own or as components of GSM blends they make rustic, powerful wines. Read more about Grenache and Mourvedre on the
Vinodiversity site.

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Thursday, December 02, 2004

National Business Review (NBR) - Looks at the innovative Brown Brothers

This article in the National Business Review, a New Zealand online paper, discusses some of the alternative varietals made by Brown Brothers. The article has a geniune alternative flavour. It suggests getting to Brown Brothers at Milawa via an alternative route known as the the Hulme Highway.

Charm school pays off for Brown Brothers