Botham Wines by Sir Ian Botham Hits A Six

Do you enjoy your wine while watching cricket? Well, then you might be excited to hear that English cricket legend – Sir Ian Botham OBE – has just released a brand new range of Australian wines. In fact, Cellarmasters launched it only yesterday!

I’m absolutely thrilled to unveil my wines to the Australian market. Although it’s no secret which team I side for in the cricket, I’m the first to admit that when it comes to winemaking, Australia is world-class” – Sir Ian.

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2018 Wine Predictions From Industry Experts

2018 Wine Predictions from Industry ExpertsIt’s hard to believe we are already 1 month into 2018. The Swan Valley wine region (Western Australia) has already started harvest for the 2018 vintage. And with the start of the vintage comes questions about what the ’18 wines will be like and what the world of wine bring us this year.

While pondering the year ahead over a glass of Chardonnay recently, I came up with the idea for this post.

I have spent the last few weeks reaching out to high-profile wine industry experts from around the world to get their opinion on wine in 2018. A massive thanks to those who got back to me and contributed to this article. I found it super interesting reading all these responses, and I have no doubt you guys will too! Continue reading

Harmans Estate Pisco from Margaret River

Pisco - Harmans Estate - Margaret River, AustraliaThis post has been on my to-do list for a number of months now. Pisco came onto my radar earlier this year when I heard Australia’s very first Australian-Made Pisco was being released. Yes, it was/is a bit of a controversy. But hell, my palate loves it and I’m not shy about a bit of controversy.

Since writing this post, there has been an update from Harmans Estate, please note they will stop calling it Pisco in the coming weeks:

Sour Grapes Over Pisco News Article

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