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As harvest for our 2023 vintage begins in earnest, we reflect on the vineyards and sub-regions of the Great Southern where we source our fruit. 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 »
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 »
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 »