Pinot Grigio

De Bortoli Cask appeal

Australia has lead the way in many inventions over the years. From Spray-On Skin, the winged keel, the black box flight recorder, the ute even the humble Hills hoist and petrol lawn mower, the list is as long as my kids Santa wish list. But there is one thing that is having a massive resurgence in Northern Hemisphere, that Australia can lay claim to: the bag-in-a-box. Whether you call it goon, cha...

Evans and Tate

Few wineries have been to the brink and back like Evans and Tate have. Their story starts just over forty years ago when, in 1974, two mates John Evans and John Tate, and their wives Jan and Toni, find the perfect site to build their dream vineyard on the banks of the Wilyabrup River in the Margaret River region of WA. In 1975 they planted out their first vineyard, naming it Redbrook, and set abou...

De Bortoli “Top Summer Drops”

I’m often asked which wines we drink at home, and the short answer is a lot of everything, and it’s always changing, either because of seasons, changing tastes or the quality of a particular vintage of wine. Over the last few weeks we’ve been getting back into our summer wines; crisp and zippy whites, spicy pinots and reds that are best when chilled. However when I say chilled I don’t mean cold, w...

The Killer Pinot Grigio laced with Dreams and Talladega Nights

I often sit around at night, pondering the big questions of our times. And this week while arguing my points on the biggest question of my generation, was Sammy Hagar or David Lee Roth the better lead singer of Van Halen, I got to try this week’s Drop, The Killer Pinot Grigio 2007. “The Killer Pinot Grigio” is the first in a series of wines that will bear the Killer label. The 12%, 2007 vintage is...

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