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Chardonnay's noble history begins in the Burgundy region in the early 1300s. Adaptable to a variety of climates, chardonnay is truly representative of the place in which it is grown, and can produce wines that are clean, crisp and light; to complex, oaky and voluptuous. Yet, chardonnay seems to provoke both reverence and loathing - read on for a little more about the wine that always elicits a passionate opinion! Continue »
With the last picks of red wine fruit just around the corner, harvest is nearly complete for Vintage 2022 in the Great Southern. We reflect on the 2021-22 season in our vineyards. Continue »
Do you know your pH from your Total Acidity? In this piece by Claire in Singlefile’s Perth office, we break down some of the common winemaking terms you may see on a bottle or a tasting note, to help you decipher them with confidence. Continue »
Riesling has a long history in Australia with a sometimes ‘bittersweet’ reputation, stemming from an ongoing perception of riesling as a sweet wine. However, the rieslings of the Great Southern are characteristically dry, delicate and complex, telling a story of the nuances of terroir and place. Continue »
Open That Bottle Night was created in 1999 by journalists and husband-and-wife team Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, who had recently begun their wine column ‘Tastings’ in The Wall Street Journal. Many people reached out to ask them when was the ‘perfect time’ to open a bottle of cherished wine - they created Open That Bottle Night so that everyone could open those special bottles together, and create new memories. Continue »
The perfect wine and food match can elevate a simple meal into something very special. When choosing the wines for your dinner party, there are some guidelines that can help you create great matches at home. Claire from the Singlefile team has written a short piece on the basics of wine and food pairing to help get you started. Continue »