A MUST READ The Secrets of My Life: Vintner, Prisoner, Soldier, Spy by Peter M. F. Sichel… One cannot take the life of a such a fascinating man as Peter Sichel, and condense it into 1,000 words or less in a complete book report, and so I’ve just begun writing about Peter Sichel. BOOK’S BACK […]Reblogged 7 months ago from www.wine-blog.org
A new third party candidate is rising in the polls.Reblogged 7 months ago from www.wsj.com
In 1976… Lindemans was peddling Ben Ean Moselle by the truckload, in amongst Cold Duck and Porphyry Pearl. Penfolds released their 25th vintage of Grange (the first ‘to cross the $20 barrier at release’), Orlando released Jacobs Creek and Petaluma was opened in the Adelaide Hills. In the same year Robert ‘Bob’ Stein, a young Sydney builder come businessman and keen fly fisher was turning his attention to the winegrowing region of Mudgee.Reblogged 7 months ago from www.winebiz.com.au
Innovative approaches to vineyard management will feature at a free National Wine and Grape Industry Centre vine health workshop in Murrumbateman on Wednesday September 14. Darren Fahey, NSW Department of Primary Industries viticultural development officer, said local vignerons will gain insights into the latest technology available to keep their vineyards productive and business on track.Reblogged 7 months ago from www.winebiz.com.au
Winegrape growers in the Murray-Darling and Swan Hill regions have two weeks in which to vote for the grower-managed committee that oversees the collection and spending of statutory levies. The vote has implications for the future of Murray Valley Winegrowers (MVW).Reblogged 7 months ago from www.winebiz.com.au
For the Statham family, organic farming is more than just not using chemicals. It’s a philosophy that takes into account the soil, weeds, pests and disease and sustainability. And it is these principles of organics and sustainable living that have helped owner Sam Statham win Australia’s Organic Wine of the Year this year with his first personally made wine.Reblogged 7 months ago from www.winebiz.com.au
Modi banks on tighter trade and security ties with the U.S.Reblogged 7 months ago from www.wsj.com
The EU rolls over the U.S. Treasury and Irish tax law to punish an American company.Reblogged 7 months ago from www.wsj.com
The older whites cheering for walls and deportation don’t represent most of the GOP, let alone the country.Reblogged 7 months ago from www.wsj.com
They’re certainly creating plenty of buzz in bars and beyond, but Philip White ponders how curious winefolk can face the mess of new varieties that end in O, among others. South Australia has about 9000ha of Chardonnay. Next come Riesling and Sauvignon blanc, at about 2500ha each. These figures are from Wine Australia’s 2016 Winegrape Crush Survey.
Shiraz leads the reds at 26,500ha, followed by Cabernet sauvignon at 17,000ha and Merlot at 4000ha.
Grenache, the current hotgoss sizzler, is fourth, at a meagre 1700 ha. I’m being parochial here, keeping this discussion local. Even this a bit too general.