Winelander – August 28, 2020

Although it’s safe to say that Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are the mainstays of the Australian wine industry, and that won’t change anytime soon, there are now plenty of alternative varieties...

When It’s Time… It’s Time!

I 'VE NEVER BEEN ONE TO BEGRUDGE ANYONE A DRINK (AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE, THAT IS) WHEN THEIR TASTE BUDS TELL THEM “IT’S TIME”. I mean its pub opening time somewhere in the world at just...

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LAST TIME WE LOOKED AT PINOT NOIR AND WHAT A VERSATILE GRAPE IT IS, UNFORTUNATELY, THERE IS GOING TO BE LESS OF IT AVAILABLE OVER THE NEXT TWELVE MONTHS WITH WINE AUSTRALIA REPORTING THAT...

70% of Aussies are worried our cafés will never be the same again, according...

WEDNESDAY, 1 JULY: 70% of Aussies are worried our cafes will never be the same as they were pre-COVID, according to a new report commissioned by Australian coffee roaster Harris Coffee.* With five million...

Winelander: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is an ancient grape that was first planted as far ago as 1375 when the variety was named “pinoz” and it is widely grown around the planet although its traditional home is...
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Types of Low or No Alcohol Wines

In recent editions of The Bribie Islander Magazine, we have covered the growth of organic wines which although looks impressive only comes from a very small base. There is another segment that is also...

The Bribie WINELANDER

There have been a plethora of new products, styles and grape varieties in the last few years which has left the industry quite breathless, old favourites such as Champagne are losing their crown to...

The bribie Winelander Late Oct 2019

Here’s a question that I get asked almost on a daily basis, or maybe weekly, or maybe monthly actually I never get asked at all and that is what is ‘Icewine” or to give...

The Bribie Winelander Oct 2019

Tags: Wine. Wineries. White. Red I will be the first to admit I have a shocking memory for names and faces, there, a moment at Changi Airport when I bumped into a client I had...
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WINELANDER – Sept – Oct

Tags: Wine. White. Red. Wineries. Bribie Island. Brisbane. SE Queensland. Australia A few years back wine used to be packed by the dozen and most wineries used more or less the same size 750ml bottles....
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The Bribie Winelander – Aug 2019

I always start off the weekend having a look at Des Houghton’s Quaff column in the Courier Mail and his recommendations which often would require something of a bank loan to try, however this...
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The Bribie WINELANDER

The merry go round of the judging of wines around Australia has begun with the Royal Queensland Wine Show and it was a $15 Shiraz from Deep Woods Estate near Yallingup in Western Australia...
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The Bribie Winelander July 2019

Tags: Wine. Wineries. Red. White. Australian. Queensland A few weeks ago we noted the contribution that Mr Tom Angove made to the Australian wine industry when he invented the first wine cask in 1965 which...