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Thursday, June 29, 2017

WHITER SHADE OF PALE – It’s a grape thing

It would seem that most wine geeks have, in their past, experienced that special bolt from the blue moment which forever changed them from...

GERMAN WINES – and why we should all be drinking them

Germany may have failed to control Europe for a third time but its wines conquered wine aficionados decades ago, presenting those in the know...

OLDER VINTAGES – Going down the memory lane

  words | Andrew Licudi AIWS I have always considered that one of the pleasures of drinking older vintages is to use the wine as a...

PREMIER GRAND CRUS – A brief look at the irrational world...

I can’t recall the last time I was asked if I had plans for a Monday evening.  That vague, post weekend interlude where we feel...

FIVE GLASSES OF PAIRED WINES – and some Christmas Port

words | Andrew Licudi AIWS It’s almost Christmas and rain and sleet hit our faces. For a city awash with free energy, Reykjavik is badly...

WINING IN TASMANIA – Geography of wine flavour

Many say Tasmania is the road kill capital of the world whilst others prefer to highlight the island’s cool climate and its potential to become...

ENGLISH WINE – Could it one day challenge Champagne?

If you think English wine is an oxymoron, think again. It would appear that with the onslaught of global warming, Brexit, and the undoubted...

WINE ONLINE – Best wines are within a mouse click

words | Andrew Licudi AIWS No doubt, like me, you wonder how we ever managed without the internet. It’s changed our life in many ways...