The Wine business

Whilst my fundamental belief is that wine is a natural product vs a manufactured product like soft drinks or spirits, the winemaker still has a key role in ensuring that the product is produced in a manner that will ensure that there is no spoilage. ...

So what does quality in wine mean.  The conventional way of talking about quality wine is using terms such as balance, intensity and complexity but this is extremely subjective and dependant on the individual’s opinion- eg the 2010 Graillot Syrah from Heathcote in central Victoria...

One of the benefits of organic agriculture is that it restricts the use of synthetic chemicals and thereby assists with sustainability.   Agrochemicals like pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers have a dramatic impact on environment as well as ourselves.   They kill both invasive and good species of...

  We believe that the best wines are made in the vineyard with a ‘hands-off’ approach to winemaking. This is why we prefer to feature organic wines. Which leads us to a question we are often asked and that is...

    Vignoble Boudon     Where is it? Located halfway between Saint-Emillion and Sauternes in the heart of the Ente-deux-Mers is the 3rd generation family vineyard of the Boudon family.    Since their first bottling in 1934 each generation has followed the same green line to produce with passion wines...

        Fratelli Ponte  Where is it? Grandfather Carlo Ponte built a small wine cellar to make wine from his Barbera vines at Bricco Ronchesio in the San Damiano d’Asti area. It’s here that the culture, passion and the art of winemaking has been passed on through the generations...

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