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Treasury Wine Estates in trouble?

The bigger they are, the harder they can fall…. I’m not saying that TWE has crashed and burned, but  the sudden cessation of trading made for plenty of alarmist headlines and speculation in the trade press in Australia yesterday.    There have

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Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon 2005

Mount Pleasant Single Vineyard "Lovedale" SEmillon 2005

This single vineyard wine has a mid-lemon hue with a lively citrus, gooseberry nose and a hint of minerality. A gentle waxy note is also present on the nose. The palate is again very lively with a great balance between

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Two good reasons not to try distilling your own moonshine!

Last Tuesday night I was explaining to some of my Unit 4 WSET Diploma students about the skill needed to be able to cut out the heads when making various spirits. The reason is, of course, that the heads (the

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Great Tasmanian Pinot at a great price

Tasmanian Pinot Noir from Marks and Spencer

Don’t be put off by the rather sombre  and minimalist approach to labelling! After a short absence from the shelves of Marks and Spencer, this great little Tasmanian Pinot is back with a new label and a new owner. It

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