Category Archives: Heathcote

I recently held an event for one of my wine-tasting groups.  The event was called “Italian Immigrants” and was a look at how Italian grape varieties are settling in to their new home in Australia.  The varieties focussed on were … Continue reading

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Nebbiolo is a wonderful grape; it’s perhaps my favourite variety.  It performs brilliantly in its native home of Piemonte, known for the great wines of Barolo and  Barbaresco.  It doesn’t have much of a history yet outside of Northern Italy, … Continue reading

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Italian red wines are a particular passion of mine, while I also enjoy exploring Australian versions of Italian immigrant grapes.  I’ve been drinking some nice sangioveses lately, from here and from their original home in Tuscany. Sangiovese is a wonderfully … Continue reading

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We drank a couple of diverse Aussie reds recently.  The nebbiolo represents a new style of wine emerging in Australia, with a grape variety that is more suited to wines of subtlety and nuance, whereas the shiraz shows a region … Continue reading

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We have a pet duck (a moscovy), and it’s hard to convince some of my friends that she’s a better pet than she would be a cooking ingredient.  To be honest, I equivocate on this matter myself, but my wife … Continue reading

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