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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 ...

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 ...

The Australian/Italian Debate

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Last week’s new addition to my grape collection was Glera and Brunello. Brunello is technically not a grape variety in its own right, it is a clone of Sangiovese, but since it is so famous and vastly different from the rest of its family, I thought it deserved a page ...

Australia is on Fire!

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No one can have missed the wildfires that are now ravaging big parts of Australia. Land, homes, life and futures have been lost, while the world does nothing but watch. It is one thing to see it online, while you are distant from it. Even for me living in Victoria, life goes on as ...

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 ...