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2016 VINTAGE REPORT

W&W 2016 vintage report

Global wine production is estimated to be down 5% from last year and much of Europe was marked by adverse climatic conditions. But despite the various challenges, the overall impression of harvest 2016 is one of good – and sometimes even excellent – quality. We’ve spoken...

Port and food

Let’s talk tawny

It doesn’t get more traditional than port, especially at this festive time of year. And we’ve been witnessing a growing appreciation for this delicious fortified wine due to the range of styles it offers and it’s suitability for a host of drinking occasions.   Evidence of this...

Portugal Quiz

Portugal Quiz

With the days getting colder and the festive season upon us, there’s no better time to revisit Portugal and its delicious fortified wines. But how much do you really know about this country and port? Take our quiz to find out – and stand a...

Joe Fattorini and Derek from Garage Wine Co.

When Joe met Derek

Garage Wine Co is different to the big, established companies that dominate the Chilean market. Their hand-crafted, artisan wines are produced from grapes purchased from small growers in the Maipo and Maule valleys. Following on from the 2010 earthquake that ravaged much of Chile, Garage has helped many...

Swinney vineyard

Stylish Australians

Grape growers to winemakers is a familiar story in the land of Oz, but here’s a winery that’s definitely worthy of your attention. The Swinney property in Frankland River was established in 1922, and has long provided high quality fruit to many of Western Australia’s...

Christmas drink promotions

Twelve Drinks of Christmas

With just three and a bit weeks to go until Christmas there’s not much time for planning your Christmas festivities. So we’ve put together the 12 Drinks of Christmas, a great cross-section of wines, beers and spirits that will work for a whole host of...

Old Fashioned cocktail

Three Twists on an Old Fashioned

Simple, strong and to the point, the Old Fashioned harks back to the original American ‘cocktail’ of the early 19th century, based on liquor, water, sugar and bitters. Back then it was often made with Rye Whiskey and became known as a Whiskey Cocktail. After...