Tag Archives #NomadicSommelier

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 ...

…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 ...

Life indulgence

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Sometimes working in the wine industry can be very demanding; long, irregular hours, physically and mentally demanding… And then, other times life is really good. The biggest part of my job is to talk to people about wine and food. And that is something I genuinely love to do. But to do it, I also need a ...

Road Trip Time

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The Australian weather remains an unpredictable roller-coaster, with not end in sight. All the same, life goes on, and wine keeps one warm. So, with more road snacks packed, then clothes, we drove off towards the great unknown. Or, well we drove three hours along the highway to get to ...