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2018 winemaker of the year | Paul Hotker

For the 2018 winemaker of the year, what do cherry ripes, socks and jocks, Langhorne Creek and polished turds all have to do with it? It never gets old being invited to trade events, even though after 25 years of living and breathing this great tasting industry there are always those special invites where you get… […]

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Mornington Peninsula’s Best Wineries

The Mornington Peninsula Winery region attracts wine lovers from all over the world. This cool climate the area produces some of the finest Chardonnay, Pinot, Pinot Gris/Grigio and Sparkling styles of wine in the country, there are plenty of other varieties also, but these varieties are the ones that define the region. The hospitality of… […]

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The difference between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio

What is the difference between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio? I think I should start a side project and ask for $1 for every time I get asked this question.  Wine certainly has its points of confusion, and this question seems to be a popular one. Now when I talk about the difference between Pinot… […]

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Mixed Wine Cases Online

When you purchase mixed wine cases online, you are well on your way to what I call the wine exploration journey. If you are anything like me when it comes to your wine and I can assure you, I love nothing more than drinking fabulous wine, but I also like to be exploring new wines… […]

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Buying The Mixed Dozen | BLOCK78

The frustration of the Mixed Dozen! Arrghh – I know it all too well, it goes something like this; good wine, ok wine, ok wine, not so okay wine, then; I’m over this box of wine, but I do have some reasonable cooking wine! There has been many a person that I have talked to… […]

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Buy Johnny Q Shiraz | Block78 – Great Wine | Good Times | Delivered

The sensational Johnny Q Shiraz! This Johnny Q Shiraz is a wine that is an easy recommendation when someone asks “What is a good Shiraz?” There are many aspects that make this wine such a delight and a lot of that comes down to fruit selection and a top notch wine maker at the helm.… […]

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