National Wine Centre at Home Weekly Virtual Masterclasses @ 8.30-10.30pm AEST Thursdays
A-Z of Australian Wine Regions Masterclasses - 6 wines from 6 wineries per class - Hunter Valley this Thursday
$49/person or $79/couple, extra $30 for interstate delivery from Adelaide
1) Penfolds Grange 2) Henschke Hill Of Grace 3) Bass Phillip Reserve Pinot Noir 4) Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 5) Clarendon Hills A...australianwinereviews.blogspot.com
This is the list of wine terms to know. This little glossary will help you decipher words used by winemakers and sommeliers.younggunofwine.com
full video of Ep. 1#TasteWithKaren LIVE: Australian Wine Discovered — A Taste Journey
3 wines and winemakers @ 11am-12noon AEDT Friday 23rd October, 6th & 20th November, 4th December
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: #TasteWithKaren LIVE: Australian Wine Discovered— A Taste Journey. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.Ep. 1: The Big Australian Surprise: Cabernet Sauvignon Oct 22 at 5pm PT / 8pm ET Australia makes some of the most delicious and exciting cabernets in the world. Even though the country boasts the oldest cabernet sauvignon vines in the world, the story of Australian cabernet’s success is only...us02web.zoom.us
Future episodes include:
- Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard "Trueman" Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 – Chris Carpenter
- Penley Estate "Tolmer" Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – Kate Goodman
- Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – Virginia Willcock
- Cullen – Vanya Cullen
- Jansz Tasmania – Jennifer Doyle
- Penfolds – Stephanie Dutton
- Delinquente – Con-Greg Grigoiou
- Unico Zelo – Laura Carter
- Ben Haines – Ben Haines
After a long struggle with an auto-immune-related illness, Australian winemaker Taras Ochota of Ochota Cellars died at 49 years old.www.winemag.com
The inimitable James Halliday talks the auction of his collection of Bordeaux and Australian wines, and traces his rich wine journey.www.langtons.com.auJames Halliday lets us in on 50 of his favourite bottles from The James Halliday Collection auction series, including wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Australia.www.langtons.com.au
I looked with interest but nearly everything on offer was bid way over the reserve or current retail. Took it out of my league.PER: Chardonnay & Shiraz Masterclasses @ Grand Cru - $199 each:
anyone bid/win?The James Halliday Collection auction results are in, including impressive prices for Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Penfolds wines.www.langtons.com.au
not me - already have/had a few
How is it possible that the new vintage of Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon, rated by many Australians as a place-filler in the Penfolds range, is priced at $100 per bottle? That alone places it in the company of elite cabernet-based reds like Houghton Jack Mann, Wynns John Riddoch, Moss Wood Cabwww.linkedin.com
even the people in China are better at choosing their wines, I don’t think that price hike of bin407 will make a difference on sale, compare the 2 , the bin389 still a better wine.
The only thing I’m surprised is that Jeremy olive didn’t mention these in his Chinese version of wine journal, that would of make a big impact in China.
you don't agree with this part?
According to former senior TWE executives, it was the China market that caused TWE to align the prices of Bin 389 and Bin 407, even though the company was profoundly aware of the quality difference between the two wines. TWE responded to Chinese pressure coming from two directions: (i) that the prestige market was founded by cabernet-based wines from Bordeaux and therefore Chinese buyers did not understand why a 100% cabernet was cheaper than a cabernet-shiraz blend, and (ii) because the actual numerical number of the wine – 407 – was greater than 389, so therefore according to local cultural expectations the wine should be at least the same price.
Australian readers of this article might remind themselves that while it is growing at a furious pace, China largely remains a developing wine market where a huge volume of wine is still bought, given and served as part of a process involving the gaining and retention of ‘face’. While such concerns have little place in Australia, they do assume significant proportions in China where certain wines will actually sell better with a higher price tag.
So, a few years ago, and for China alone, TWE increased the price of Bin 407 to match Bin 389. Shortly afterwards, because Chinese people tend to live on their phones and match prices for everything they buy, this change was made global. Chinese buyers did not want to see that the rest of the world was paying less for Bin 407 than they were.
- Morris Old Premium Rare Liqueur Muscat NV 500ml $55.12 3pk @ Vinomofo via eBay Plus with PLUSBF20 - ends this Thursday
Somewhat silly IMHO. Completely changes the chemistry of the wine.