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Wine and food, rules and exceptions

Wine and food, rules and exceptions

There are many ‘rules’ that people will try and throw your way when the topic of food and wine matching comes up in conversation.
Why are some vintages better than others?

Why are some vintages better than others?

The short answer is, the weather impacts vintages. But you’ll appreciate that it’s much more complicated than just that.
Grenache – from boom to bust and back to boom again

Grenache – from boom to bust and back to boom again

The youthful, expressive and pretty characters that were once the cause of its unpopularity, are now exactly what the public are demanding.
Birth of the cool – How the Drumborg Vineyard ushered in a new style

Birth of the cool – How the Drumborg Vineyard ushered in a new style

Drumborg is now one of a handful of vineyards that comprise the Henty wine region. Riesling was the first varietal planted by Karl Seppelt, you’ll find Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (among others) in prominence too.
The great Australian red: Cabernet Shiraz

The great Australian red: Cabernet Shiraz

If Australia was to wear its hat upon one wine, it would undoubtedly be the red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
Get to know Malbec

Get to know Malbec

While its origins may be placed there, Malbec’s prominence rose not in Burgundy but rather in Bordeaux, as one of the six grapes permitted in the traditional ‘Bordeaux blend’.
A Perfect Score for Grange

A Perfect Score for Grange

Numbers can be extraordinary.
Penfolds x Dourthe Collaboration

Penfolds x Dourthe Collaboration

The inaugural French release.
Penfolds California Collection

Penfolds California Collection

Introducing the California Collection.
Don’t pair just any cut of steak with any glass of red

Don’t pair just any cut of steak with any glass of red

We’re sure that you are familiar with the notion of pairing white wine with fish and red wine with meat. That’s a given.
What I’m Drinking…with Andrew Fleming

What I’m Drinking…with Andrew Fleming

When faced with the pleasurable task of choosing which bottle to enjoy next, it’s always sensible to go straight to the most expert of palates – our winemakers! After all, they know these wines inside and out, from budding to bottling. So, who better to get the inside word from?
Friday Night Footy with Pepperjack

Friday Night Footy with Pepperjack

The 2022 AFL season has kicked off with a bang, with the announcement that Pepperjack has been named the Official Wine of the AFL – proudly pairing Australia’s #1 game with Australia’s #1 Shiraz.*