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Wine Education Articles

Click on the drop-down vintage’s below to read a selection of articles from each year featuring educational topics such as: Aroma, Palate, Taint/Faults, Terroir, Varietal Styles, Cellaring, Additives, Tannin, Oak, Climate, Blending, Matching, Winemaking, Dining, Viticulture, Vinification & Maturation.

2019

Annual 2019  – “Confessions of a Riesling Drinker”

March April 2019  – “Our National Treasures Deserve Recognition”

2018

Annual 2018  – “Surviving into Old Age”

March April 2018  – “Warm Reds and Cool Whites – Getting the Temperatures Right”

May June 2018  – “Colour’s Contribution to the Perfect Glass”

July August 2018  – “The Curious Case of Albarino”

September October 2018  – “Champagne’s Roller Coaster Ride”

November December 2018  – “Grounds for Growth”

2017

Annual 2017  – “Eliminating Bottle Shock”

March April 2017  – “Giving Whites the Textural Treatment”

May June 2017  – “Something Smells”

July August 2017  – “Blend it like Bordeaux”

September October 2017  – “Rock Stars play their Part”

November December 2017  – “A Trip to the Vines – What you need to know Beforehand”

2016

Annual 2016  – “Giving Shiraz a Shake-up”

March-April 2016  – “Ageing Gracefully”

May-June 2016  – “Earthly Matters”

July-August 2016  – “Sparkling Future for Red Fizz”

September-October 2016  – “Assyrtiko – From Caldera to the Clare”

November-December 2016  – “Ageing Gracefully”

Special Edition 2016  – “Riesling Deserves Better”

2015

Annual 2015  –  “Tannin Tells the Tale”

March-April 2015  –  “Jurassic Gems”

May-June 2015  –  “Changing Fortunes”

July-August 2015  –  “French Favourite Needs Promotion”

September-October 2015  –  “State of Affairs”

November-December 2015  –  “It’s Cool to be Hot”

Special Edition 2015  –  “Rich Rewards Along Paths Less Travelled”

2014

Annual 2014  –  “Italian Enigma making inroads”

March-April 2014  –  “Head in the Pink”

May-June 2014  –  “Additives Play their Part”

July August 2014  –  “Blending brings out the best in Cabernet”

September-October 2014  –  “Tricks of the Trade, or the Finer Points of Fermenting”

November-December 2014  –  “Prosecco Popularity Bubbling Away”

Special Edition 2014  –  “Coming to Terms with Fact and Fiction

2013

Annual 2013  –  “Perfect Match”

March-April 2013  –  “Taste Outside your Comfort Zone”

May-June 2013  –  “Noble Traditions”

July August 2013  –  “The Monastic Movement”

September-October 2013  –  “Dazzled by Grenache”

November-December 2013  –  “Making Sense of Smell”

Special Edition 2013  –  “Handling the Dining Out Dilemma”

2012

Annual 2012  –  “Art and Science of Sparkling Wine”

March-April 2012  –  “Breaking New Ground with Old Varieties”  

May-June 2012  –  “Rekindling a Love Affair”  

July August 2012  –  “Message in a Bottle” 

September-October 2012  –  “Coming of Age” 

November-December 2012  –  “Coming to Terms with Terroir” 

Special Edition 2012  –  “Traditional Cava Deserves Respect”  

2011

Annual 2011  –  “The Myriad Complexities of a Simple Oak Barrel” 

March-April 2011  –  “Spanish Immigrant Raises its Profile in a Variety of Styles”   

May-June 2011  –  “Botrytis and Beyond – a Lucious and Often Neglected Wine”   

July August 2011  –  “Light and Preservative Free – The Latest Trends in Wine”  

September-October 2011  –  “Appearance – Why There’s More to it Than Meets the Eye”  

November-December 2011  –  “Having a Good Nose – Part 2 of Our Trilogy of Tasting”  

Special Edition 2011  –  “A Matter of Taste”   

2010

Annual 2010  –  “Quiet revolution of the underappreciated riesling”  

March-April 2010  –  “Chardonnay – a wine that needs the Midas touch”    

May-June 2010  –  “Take some of the guesswork out of choosing wines”    

July August 2010  –  “Grenache, an unsung hero on Australia’s wine landscape”   

September-October 2010  –  “Achieving the perfect match for the palate”   

November-December 2010  –  “The science and subtlety of sniffing out a good wine”   

Special Edition 2010  –  “The specialist clinic for a free consultation and treatment”