Thursday, December 28, 2006

Women Wine Writers on the Web

I've found this new thing called Squidoo. It's not related to calamari, but its a geeky web thing. You build a "lens" and on it you can collect lists etc. Other geeks and nerds can vote on your list, or suggest other items. For a bit of fun and to see how it works I made a Women Wine Writers on the Web on Squidoo

C4 yourself!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Alternative varieties index on the vinodiversity site

I have just added an idex to varieiteis in the Main Vinodiversity site. There are now 116 varieties listed.

Alternative varieties on the vinodiversity site

Friday, December 15, 2006

Darby Higgs WC

I've just given myself a Christmas present. I have joined the Wine Century Club. It means that I have tasted over 100 wine grape varieties and been given recognition by the New York based Wine Century Club.

For details of how you can become a Wine Centurian, and get to put WC after your name see this link and follow the link to Century Club.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Wine Grape Varietal Table

De Long's Wine Grape Varietal Table pulls a crowd whenever I display it at a wine show.

No wonder. Concise and accurate information about 184 of the most important wine grape varieties set out in a beautiful wall chart. A booklet full of information about the varieties and the composition of major European appellation.

Problem was the shipping cost from New York to Australia was just too high.

But now I have made an arrangement with Steve De Long to distribute the table in Australia. I am now taking orders for delivery in mid-late January. Freight free in Australia.

PSI. US customers can get free shipping too, but you need to hurry, the US offer ends 18 Dec 2006!

How to get your Wine Variety Table

Monday, December 04, 2006

Pizzini - From frost to flames, Pizzini cops brunt of Mother Nature

Sometimes you feel you just can't win. Fred Pizzini and his family saw their 2007 vintage destroyed before it began with severe spring frosts, now they are battling bushfires which have already damaged some vines and the fire season has months to run.

Link to newpaper article - From frost to flames, Pizzini cops brunt of Mother Nature

Friday, December 01, 2006

AAVWS Wine Show Results (2006)

The results for the 2006 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show are now available online.

AAVWS Wine Show Results (2006)

You can also read a summary of the 2006 AAVWS results at Vinodiversity