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How a Sommelier elevates your dining experience

How a Sommelier elevates your dining experience

You’ve arrived at your favourite restaurant piqued with anticipation for the delicacies that await.
Penfolds Bin Numbers

Penfolds Bin Numbers

The secret of where to find Penfolds finest.
How to host a wine tasting at home

How to host a wine tasting at home

Move over Tupperware; there’s a new party in town.
5 reasons why magnums are the new black

5 reasons why magnums are the new black

Did you know the word ‘magnum’ is Latin for ‘large’? Neither did WD. More importantly. Have you ever actually purchased a magnum of wine?
Fine wine, a market unto itself.

Fine wine, a market unto itself.

To understand wine investment, first, we must understand fine wine. And, whilst defining ‘fine wine’ can be cause for debate, it’s generally accepted that quality, provenance, age-worthiness, reputation, scarcity and cost all play their part.
Meet the Makers – Matt Woo, Penfolds – PART 2

Meet the Makers – Matt Woo, Penfolds – PART 2

Welcome to the second instalment of our discussion with Penfolds Winemaker Matt Woo (you can catch up on Part 1 here).
Meet the Makers – Matt Woo, Penfolds – PART 1

Meet the Makers – Matt Woo, Penfolds – PART 1

Esteemed member of the Penfolds winemaking team, Matt Woo, sits down with WineDown to talk about life as a winemaker.
Must-have accessories for wine lovers

Must-have accessories for wine lovers

We get it. Life is busy. At one time or another, we’ve all been guilty of rushing to ensure dinner guests glasses are suitably topped up or perhaps just not giving enough thought to the bottle we’re about to open.
Serving temps: make or break your wine

Serving temps: make or break your wine

What temperature should you serve them at? And, why should you give a hoot about serving temperatures anyway?
Pilgrimage to the temple of haute cuisine

Pilgrimage to the temple of haute cuisine

’Tis true that we love doing things a little differently around here from time to time - keeps people on their toes
The art of the prune

The art of the prune

If you’ve spent time exploring the undeniable beauty of Australia’s wine regions, you’ve likely noticed that not all vineyards (and grapevines) are the same.
Malbec: the tooth blackener

Malbec: the tooth blackener

Côt, Auxxerois and ‘the tooth blackener’ are just a handful of synonyms documented for Malbec (pronounced MAL-bek).