Viv Thomson : Best’s Great Western

Viv Thomson : Best’s Great Western

You often hear people mention wines that are very special to them. They are often not the greatest wines they have ever had, but special because of who they were with and where they were when they shared them. One such wine for me is the 1985 Seppelts Great Western…
Hiro Kusuda : Kusuda Wines Martinborough.

Hiro Kusuda : Kusuda Wines Martinborough.

In our last interview Emmanuelle Bekkers said that one of the reasons she made wine at Yangarra was the sorting table. Hiro Kusuda takes sorting to a new level, he berry sorts. A day’s hand picking takes another 3 days to pick out the bad berries . I first came…
Emmanuelle Bekkers : Bekkers Wine McLaren Vale

Emmanuelle Bekkers : Bekkers Wine McLaren Vale

I often get emails from followers of our web site suggesting someone I should interview. One sometime ago was from a friend Michael Steele who suggested Emmanuelle Bekkers, from Bekkers Wines at McLaren Vale. I had heard of Emma and knew she came from France, but I did not know…
Julian Castagna : Castagna Wines Beechworth

Julian Castagna : Castagna Wines Beechworth

Whenever we travel overseas, we always take along wine for our family and friends. We usually take Australian sparkling shiraz, as you don’t see it much in other countries. This year we took along Castagna Sparking Genesis Syrah, made by Julian Castagna. It’s one of our favourite sparklers. Julian had been been…
Tim Johnston : Juveniles Wine Bar, Paris

Tim Johnston : Juveniles Wine Bar, Paris

We were at Joe’s Cafe at Henley Beach earlier in the year. Joe’s is a ten minute drive out of the Adelaide CBD and  our absolute favourite place for an after walk or swim coffee. That morning we bumped into Hazel Murphy and Annie Knappstein. Hazel was the Australian Wine…
Robert Hill Smith : Yalumba

Robert Hill Smith : Yalumba

Great news!  Wine Ten Questions has a new sponsor and over two thousand subscribers.  Wine Australia like what we are doing and have come on board as a sponsor.  We are extremely appreciative of the support from all our sponsors. The sponsorships mean that the site will be able to…
Michael Twelftree : Two Hands Wines

Michael Twelftree : Two Hands Wines

In the last interview Dr Liz Thach commented on a few things Australian winemakers might consider when exporting to the USA. One of the things Liz mentioned was ‘Old Vine Grenache’, a favourite of Michael Twelftree, who runs Two Hands Wines in the Barossa Valley. The winery exports over 30%…
Dr Liz Thach MW : Sonoma State University

Dr Liz Thach MW : Sonoma State University

I attended the Wine Industry Marketing Conference at Uni SA late last month. Even though I don’t produce, market or sell wine, I’ve had a long time interest in the world of wine. I found the day extremely interesting. One of the sessions I found fascinating was Dr Liz Thach’s.…
Bill Chambers OAM : Chambers Rosewood

Bill Chambers OAM : Chambers Rosewood

Phillip White finished his recent  Drinkster  ‘EXMESS REFRESHMENTS’    guide with the following review… Now for some real torture. Forget the Exmess pudding. You can drink it. It’s called Chambers Rosewood Vineyards Rutherglen Rare Muscat ($350-$400 for .375 ml., 18% alcohol; screw cap). It’ll change your brain forever. It’s prickly to sniff:…