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Aussie Chard

Australian Chardonnay is going through a bit of a purple patch at the moment. Some of the best wine writers in the world are comparing our most exciting chards to premier grand cru White Burgundy. During the 80’s chardonnay was all the rage, then suddenly everyone got bored with the same buttery, oaky “sunshine in a bottle” that we were getting. It fell from grace so quickly, entire vineyards were...

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...

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...

Winemakers crafting beers

I don’t mind a beer or three, and nor do a lot of the winemakers I have met. So much so that it’s not uncommon now days to see a winemakers name on the side of a bottle of beer. The Debortoli name is on the side of the William Bull beers. In fact their beers are so good that their Limited Release Pale Ale took out the top gong at the Royal Queensland Food and Wine show. Interestingly a lot of wine...

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