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One Year Older and None the Wiser

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Today (disregarding the time difference) it was officially one year ago since I started my website. Happy one-year anniversary to me! And without exaggerating, a lot has happened in the last year… A year ago, I could never even have imagined the reality we now are living in. My supposed six months ...

James Halliday and Other Ridicules Notions

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Once a year, a man named James Halliday (the Australian version of Robert Parker) publish an annual overview of the “best” wines of Australia. This list then goes on to drive Australian consumers to madness. Like Robert Parker, James Halliday works with a 100-point system, where in reality the highest ...

Life Doesn’t Always Turn out as You Plan

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Looking at the weather prognosis for Italy, I cannot help but to become a bit depressed. I was supposed to be there now! The Grotto - From The Great Ocean Road But… life is unpredictable. And as it is now, one can only be grateful for what one got. And overall, a ...

This is officially The End

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The end of the 2020 vintage that is, for the southern hemisphere. What else could I be talking about… Cabernet Sauvignon After the year Australia has had, this vintage is going to be an interesting one (interesting is a word I like to use when there are no other polite terms). Here ...

COVID-19 v/s Stupidity

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I do not know what makes me more depressed. The fact that the world seems to be coming to a stop, or that a poll showed that 38% of beer drinking Americans (over the age of 21) say that they will not buy Corona beer anymore… Seriously, how stupid can people be? Admittedly, the poll ...

…And Moderation

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It is of course easy to indulge a bit too much. Especially when wine is both one’s occupation and hobby. Do not get me wrong, I love my job and my hobby, but sometimes, especially when one tries to squeeze in a little too much in a short time. Reality ...

Finally, we are in Veraison

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Since the late 80’s up until now, the vineyards in The Bellarine Peninsula have moved up harvest close to a month. Meaning that they pretty much have harvested one day earlier per year (there are no non-believers in viticulture when it comes to global warming). This year though, things are ...