Month: January 2019

2019 Travis Schultz Wine Master Class

2019 Travis Schultz Winemakers Masterclass

This classy annual corporate business lunch hosted by Travis Schultz features some of Australia’s most well-known winemakers in an entertaining afternoon of matching fine food and wines. The event includes some of Australia’s favourite wine makers who will each provide wines served in Riedel glassware to be matched with our five courses. This year one…
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Travis Schultz

We need leaders – not bullies

I’ve often heard it said that those who yearn to have power or control but who lack the emotional intelligence to be leaders are instead drawn into bullying-type behaviors. But I wonder whether that’s always true? Is it really frustration or a lack of insight that leads to bullying conduct, or is it some sort…
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Caymus 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Review

Got to give it to the Yanks

Caymus 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon One winemaker has stubbornly been making only one variety since 1972, and to hell with the risk! Any good professional adviser will tell you that it’s risk management 101 to spread your risk and have a backup plan just in case. “Have another string to your bow”, or perhaps ” add…
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Castle Rock Estate

Oh Fair Lady ‘Rizza’

Riesling is on the rise as versatility adds to her attraction. Move over Fonz, after years of being courted by sauvignon blanc, there’s a new cool kid in town and her name is Riesling! It seems that what started out as just a small group of friends and family lip-syncing the chorus, has become a…
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Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay

It’s a party with chardy

Chardonnay is the South African wine industry’s leading light, and those from Stellenbosch are the best. Much to the chagrin of my good south African “buddy” Nev, I love little more than watching the YouTube clip of British comedian Michael McIntyre take the mickey out of the South African accent. It’s not that the accent…
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Travis Schultz

Leading by Example

My 11-year-old son came home from school late last year with some homework that was cause for a family discussion. Where normally such family meetings are required for solving (relatively simple) mathematical problems, or the best way to complete a task or project, on this occasion it was far more serious. This was preparation for…
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The Natural Wine Co

Organic – the Holy Grail?

Are ‘organic’ wines really worth the hype? Probably not.  I’d rather take it on a case-by-case basis. Biodynamics, Organics and “least intervention” agriculture are buzzwords that are seemingly taking the world by storm. Not only do manufacturers and retailers espouse the virtues of these uber-hip products but now, organic labels even have their own aisle…
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Travis Schultz

Why my Business Coach doesn’t much like my New Year’s resolutions…

So the New Year is once again upon us and we’re busily making promises to ourselves to eat better, exercise more and empty our “too hard” baskets. And, in our professional lives, we are urged by management consultants and accountants to make resolutions to improve margins, cut expenses and enhance profitability. But to me, something…
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