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Wine Fridge 101

Summer is just around the corner and it gets anyone that has a wine collection, or is thinking of starting a wine collection, or heck, even just wants to be able to save a few bob and buy their wine by the carton, starts thinking about how to store the collection. Not all of us have a wine cellar, in fact what I refer to as my cellar is actually a spot under the stairs that has a three wine fridge...

Seabrook Wines

The name Seabrook Wines will ring a bell for a lot of wine drinkers, or those with long memories at the least, having been part of the Australian wine landscape since 1878 when the family started WJ Seabrook and Son. Since then they have been involved in many forms – wine brokers, wine judges, exporters or negociants (the French term for a wine merchant who uses the fruit of smaller growers ...

To Breathe or not to Breathe

“To Breathe or not to Breathe ….what was the question?” Recently I was asked about decanting wines and why do it. I thought there might be others out there that were interested in this too, and thought I’d use this week’s column to answer. Decanting can be a vague issue. If I was to ask 20 wine people their opinion on it, I’d probably get 25 different answers, plus a lecture on “Why I prefer...

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