Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Did you miss out?

Subscribers to Vinodiversity News are sometimes rewarded with notice of super specials. In the last issue I alerted readers to a super special on gold medal Yendah Vale Sangiovese, at less than $10 per bottle. Sorry folks, its gone...sold out. Some lucky subscribers got some.

But you needn't miss out next time. Just subscribe to Vinodiversity News and be kept informed. A new Super Vinodiversity Dozen will be on offer soon. Subscribers will be first to know.

If you would like to visit our wine clearance check out both the Weekly Specials and the Email Specials at this site.

Melbourne residents, don't forget the book launch and tasting on Sat 4 Feb. See you there.... Details here

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Mornington Peninsula Wine Region

The Mornington Peninsula, just south of Melbourne is the home of Pinot gris/gigio in Australia. There are plenty of wineries using PG and quite a few other alternative varieties.

Mornington Peninsula Wine Region


Monday, January 23, 2006

Your local wine and food calendar

This is a great information resource. You can subscribe to get email notices on wine events in your city, or you can advertise your events for free!

Wine Events by city, worldwide. Your local wine and food calendar. Localwineevents.com

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Wine regions for varietal wines - updated

I have updated the index page for the regional guides on Vinodiversity. There are still a few to go, but you may find some interesting reading.

Wine regions for varietal wines

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Launch of Emerging Varietal Wines of Australia

The long awaited launch of the book illustrated at the top right of your screen will take place at Cloudwine Cellars in South Melbourne on Sat 4 Feb.

Launch of Emerging Varietal Wines of Australia

If you can't make it to the launch, or you can't wait for your copy you can order it now

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Italian Varieties

Toni Paterson MW has written an article on Italian varieties for the online publication Wine Diva

Wine Diva article on Italian Varieties

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Terroir Australis, where the best wines come from

Understanding the term Terrior will help you unravel the puzzle of why some varieties do better than others in some regions.

Terroir Australis, where the best wines come from

Monday, January 16, 2006

Help clean out this wine warehouse!

You won't be crying if you get some of the wonderful Yendah Vale Sangiovese 2003 for less than $10 per bottle!

Get it here!

Follow the links to EMAIL Specials

Monday, January 09, 2006

Don't let the heat beat you!

Or your wine!

These days of forty-something temperatures can create havoc if you are just storing wine in the back cupboard.

There are solutions, some cheap, some outrageously expensive. If you want to find out what works and what is not worth the money you need some background information.

Chris Miley's ebook 'Build Your Own Cellar' is one of the best resources available, even if you don't eventually go out and dig a hole in your backyard.

In fact the book is a complete reference to wine storage, from chosing wines to cellar, cork issues, humidity, cost efficiency of wine racks, etc, etc.

So for the cost of just a couple of bottles you can have all the theory and practical knowledge you need... And if you buy this book, you will get a couple of bonuses as well.

See here for more

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Vermentino is a white wine variety that is popular in the islands of Corsica and Sardegna. It is now getting a trial in Australia.

Vermentino in Australia

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Marsanne a French wine naturalised in Australia

Over sixty Auistralian wineries are now using this lovely Rhone variety
See the newly edited Marsanne page on Vinodiversity and find out who is using it