Must-Have Wines

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Must-Have Wine – Red Wine of the Lunar Year (Dragon)

Admittedly my predilection for pinot noir is perhaps a prejudice in my choice of 'Red Wine of the Year' and this sneak preview of my annual retrospective of wine highlights, the Year of the Dragon - 2012. H...
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Must-Have Wine: Pyramid Valley – Biodynamic Paradigm

When I was speaking at a corporate wine evening recently, themed on biodynamic wines and having just delivered a crash course on Wine Feng Shui, it was no surprise that one of the more wine-savvy people in audi...
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Must-Have Wine: Australia’s Two-Speed Industry

Having managed to distance myself from the polemic of Australia’s wine image woes, my indifference is largely due to the country’s dominance of pedestrian, industrial wines, admittedly surrendering ...
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Must Have Wine – Maison Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin 2009

A few months ago I was asked to speak to a group of 30 women at the AGM of the Financial Women’s Association of Singapore. The theme was entirely up to me so I thought it might impress if I put on a small...
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Must Have Wine: an Oz Pinot

TarraWarra estate maintains an outstanding cellar door restaurant and contemporary art museum, which we went to last year and had a fabulous lunch. I can still taste the 2001 TarraWarra Reserve Pinot Noir that...
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Must Have Wines ‘Best of the Lunar Drinking Year’

Three Individual Vineyard Cuvees from the 2009 Vintage: Morrison Vineyard – Lowburn Muirkirk Pinot Noir – Bannockburn Stevens Vineyard – Gibbston My first visit to the Central Otago wine...
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Must-Have Wine: Mahi Sauvignon Blanc 2011

To answer a question from a reader the other day, “Why don’t you score wines?” The answer is I simply believe scoring wine or ratings methods are completely flawed. Does this diminish my ...
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Must Have Red Wine of the Lunar Year

Having already announced Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir 2009 as the “Most Auspicious Wine for Chinese New Year 2012 Year of the Black Water Dragon year”, I had in fact also singled it out as my ...