Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Clare Valley, Australia (£10-11 Majestic Wine Warehouse, Alexander Hadleigh, Cheers Wine Merchant, Raeburn Fine Wines, Sandhams Wine Merchant, Maybe not the most complex wine, but scores for its honest juicy richness, with ripe berry and blackcurrant fruit pepped up with notes of mint, mocha […]

Wine Tasting Video: Cabernet-based wines from Australia, Chile & South ...

In the last of five video interviews with elder statemen (and women) of the Australian wine industry that I’ve produced in the run-up to the annual Australia Day Wine tasting in London, here’s Tony Scherer of Frogmore Creek on Pinot Noir, organic viticulture and the variation in wine styles throughout […]

Tony Scherer of Frogmore Creek talks Tasmanian Pinot Noir

Just returned from a fortnight in Australia in which I slept in nine different beds in eleven days – makes me sound a bit like a rock star… Fitted in time in the Hunter, Clare & Barossa Valleys and Tasmania, home of vast number of dead kangaroos and possums (or […]

The best Chardonnay in the southern hemisphere?

Last of the manky videos…my Fuji HS10 rules from now onwards McHenry Hohnen 3 Amigos Shiraz/Grenache/Mataro 2007, Margaret River, Australia (~£12.50 Oddbins, Wine Rack, Adnams, Bablake Wines, The City Beverage Co, Constantine Stores, Flourish and Prosper, The General Wine Co, Quaff Fine Wines, Handford Wines, Willoughbys Wine Warehouse, Milford Wine […]

Spicy Reds from Chile, Australia & South Africa