Cabernet from Chianti

Friends brought the Idole e Olena Cabernet Sauvignon Collezione Privata 2015 to lunch today. It is the second time I have tasted the wine from western Chianti this year - once in a tasting, this time to accompany our steak Fiorentina. The 2015 vintage is a blend of90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet…

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Falstaff Champagne Gala 2021

Two of my favourites from the Falstaff Champagne Gala in Frankfurt are the Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle No24 for overall performance and the Le Brun de Neuville Autolyse for its value for money. The Grand Siecle is a 12 year matured blend of 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir - from the 2007,…

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Australian Shiraz Redefined

1Today I had the pleasure of joining an online seminar on Australian Shiraz as a panel member on behalf of Wine Australia and commenting on it. We tasted Shiraz wines from different regions of Australia. The portfolio demonstrated the diversity of Australian Shiraz. Here are some of my thoughts:  We started with…

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