David LeMire MW
 
25 February 2013 | David LeMire MW

2013 Vintage

2013 Vintage Photo Gallery  Continue »

Time Posted: 25/02/2013 at 11:14 AM
Michael Hill Smith MW
 

Vintage 2012

Beautiful weather, without extremes of temperature, has produced pristine fruit with great flavours.  Continue »

Time Posted: 01/05/2012 at 11:34 AM
Michael Hill Smith MW
 
16 February 2012 | Michael Hill Smith MW

Why Tasmania?

Our plan is to make to single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay under the Tolpuddle vineyard label – making a small amount of wine in 2012 for release in 2013.  Continue »

Time Posted: 16/02/2012 at 4:51 AM
David LeMire MW
 
12 November 2011 | David LeMire MW

Clare Wine Show

Grosset’s hope is that Fiano, and his experimental plantings of Aglianico, will retain high acidity as they ripen in Clare’s semi-continental climate.  Continue »

Time Posted: 12/11/2011 at 9:51 AM
David LeMire MW
 
21 May 2011 | David LeMire MW

Vintage Report Shaw + Smith 2011

It’s that time of year. Most of the harvest is safely in the winery, winemakers are starting to wean themselves off the caffeine and get back to normal sleep patterns, and news about vintage is spreading like…well, like botrytis. The natural inclination is to try to mentally summarize, classify, and categorize the vintage...  Continue »

Time Posted: 21/05/2011 at 8:04 AM
David LeMire MW
 
31 March 2011 | David LeMire MW

Yvonne May

If all the negativity surrounding the Australian category is getting May down, she’s not showing it. In fact she meets it head on, pointing out that if producers are talking negatively, it could easily become a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Continue »

Time Posted: 31/03/2011 at 11:14 AM
David LeMire MW
 
4 March 2011 | David LeMire MW

The Recent Comments From Huon Hooke About Sommeliers

The question that has them at odds, if I have it straight, is whether or not sommeliers at top restaurants are too enamoured with European wines at the expense of local wines.  Continue »

Time Posted: 04/03/2011 at 11:41 AM
David LeMire MW
 
8 January 2011 | David LeMire MW

Chardonnay

When it comes to the top end of Australian wine, Chardonnay is driving a lot of the excitement.  Continue »

Time Posted: 08/01/2011 at 10:49 AM
David LeMire MW
 
7 October 2010 | David LeMire MW

Too Many Wine Producers?

As much as I love good Australian wines, I won’t be going without Chablis and Barolo for a week, let alone a month.  Continue »

Time Posted: 07/10/2010 at 11:27 AM