I attended earlier this week a natural wines dinner hosted by well known Australian wine writer Max Allen at the genial Montague Hotel in South Melbourne. The food and wines were good, and so worth mentioning, as well as the underlying premise of the evening – a practical debate on the merits of natural wines…Continue readingA natural wine dinner, naturally
I think I believe in terroir, I do. Wines that taste of a place. An identification with stones, earth, soil, salty or foreign winds, fog and weather that all play their role in maintaining and augmenting this belief. Or care free holidays. But, for my sins, I am also somewhat rational, and wonder, and perhaps…Continue readingCabernet Sauvignon – Which clone is that? Or a possible riposte to terroir.