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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 »
With Australia’s warm climate it seems only natural for us to produce a chilled red wine in the style of Beaujolais Nouveau which offers the red wine flavour profile we love. Continue »
Merlot originates in the Libournais area encompassing much of the right bank of the Bordeaux wine region in France. Growing as loose bunches of dark blue fruit, its name is believed to come from the French word merle, a local name for the blackbirds who enjoyed eating the ripe fruit from the vines, or perhaps echoed the colour of the grape in their plumage. Continue »
Cabernet Sauvignon can be viewed as the brooding vinicultural personification of regal majesty, its image deeply etched into our collective wine consciousness. When finely crafted, Cabernet should be opulent yet elegant; bold, but also marked with nuanced complexity. Continue »