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Straight up – Sangiovese is ‘super’

There is one variety that lays claim to more Italian soil than any other, Jancis Robinson proclaims it is “THE dominant grape of central Italian red wines,” and these days it is the backbone, and often the only variety in Tuscany’s famous Chianti. Plus, if you’re saying it correctly the...
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Family matters: Newcastle Herald columnist Jeff Corbet discusses Maginnity

Excerpt from The Secrets Of Happy Caravanning, AUGUST 28 2017 "The Tumblong Hills 2016 Maginnity Tumbarumba Chardonnay is so named in honour of police sergeant David Maginnity, who at age 40 was shot dead by the bushranger Mad Dog Morgan in June 1864. David Maginnity was my great great grandfather, who...
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Nebbiolo: the fuss and the fog

If you haven’t heard of it already, the Piedmont region in northern Italy is known for producing some of Italy’s finest wines, including Barbera. But in the small towns of Barolo and Barbaresco something quite unique is produced – and today it’s fetching Burgundy and Bordeaux-like prices. So move over...
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You beaut Barbera is bellissimo!

When a friend casually messages, “I picked up a nice young Barbera on the road to Gundagai the other day.” It might mean one of two things. That is because Barbera (pronounced Bar-BEH-rah) is a very different story than say, Sharon’s best friend Babs. Either way, it’s probably best to...
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