Month: January 2018

Zinfandel

A glass of Zinfandel makes a worthy companion to an Aussie barbecue

Zinfandel may not be a varietal that is widely grown in Australia, but in the United States it’s one of the most commonly grown grapes, accounting for over 10% of all Californian vineyard plantings. And as I discovered recently, it’s a style with a story! Zinfandel grapes are black skinned and heat tolerant as consequently,…
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Veronese Delights

Veronese Delights

My slightly offbeat and spiritual sister would say it is fate or destiny, but some of the best viticultural discoveries I’ve encountered were completely unintended and happened upon purely by chance. Big Sis would take a fatalistic view and claim it was karma at play but I personally prefer to see these happenings as chance,…
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