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The Titanic is Sinking

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I saw this Instagram post comparing the hospitality industry to the musicians on the Titanic. They know they are going under; people are fight for their lives around them, panicking. While the band keeps playing. It is not much, but it is what they can do. That well describes our time now. Since social distancing became ...

…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 ...

Geelong Wine Region

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The more local wines I try, the more I am amazed at the varying quality this small region has to offer. Being a diverse region with three separate subregions (The Bellarine Peninsula, The Surf Coast and Moorabool Valley) of course this diversity can be understood. Moorabool with its drought conditions ...

No!

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I really need to practice on saying it; No! Just, No! It might seem so simple, but all the same I am incapable of saying it, which results in me working far too much, and tasting far too few wines. And coming into the silly season at work (Christmas and summer vacation), I ...

The Dirty Thirties and the Great Depression

I just made it through another birthday, and everyone kept congratulating me on making it into my “Dirty Thirties”, so being the geek I am, I had to look into that commonly used expression: The Dirty Thirties is an expression describing a period in the 1930s when a dust bowl hit ...