This Is Australia… Castagna – Beechworth

“Our universities teach us to make sound wine, rather than great wine,” says Julian Castagna, owner and winegrower at Castagna wines in Beechworth Victoria. “They (the universities) don’t want us to make mistakes,” he continues, “but the reality is, you have to make mistakes. You have to push the envelope to make anything that’s great…” … Continue reading This Is Australia… Castagna – Beechworth

Rootstock Sydney – Australia’s Own Real Wine Fair…

Almost 12 months ago, in London, there were two ‘rival’ wine fairs held on the same weekend, both singing from the exact same hymn sheet about natural, organic and bio-dynamic wines. Both promoted artisan winegrowers from all over the world, from the unaware stalwarts of Italy and France, who have been practicing sustainable wine making … Continue reading Rootstock Sydney – Australia’s Own Real Wine Fair…

Getting back to basics…

The natural wine movement is a relatively new phenomenon, that could be seen as the wine industry’s participation to a whole raft of sustainably minded paradigm shifts in business throughout the world. But the wine industry, in it’s commercially minded sense, still remains fairly cynical to the whole thing… Natural wine’s themselves, however, have been around since the … Continue reading Getting back to basics…