Real Wine is the Best Wine… OWS and Rootstock 2013

For a Wine Idealist, the last few days have been like living in a dreamscape… almost three consecutive days of total immersion in the world of wine. A world filled with passionate people, exciting energy and incredible imbibing, that all culminated towards one central theme… that real wine is the best wine. The 7th Annual Organic … Continue reading Real Wine is the Best Wine… OWS and Rootstock 2013

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…

Charlatans and Monks – Authenticity in the Wine World?

I recently watched a keynote speech ‘On Authenticity in Wine’ (below) by Mike Bennie, freelance wine writer and Wine/Drinks Editor for delicious magazine, speaking at the Pinot 2013 conference in Wellington, New Zealand. It got me thinking… There are no more gatekeepers. Traditional communication mediums have been broken up and divided into millions of different … Continue reading Charlatans and Monks – Authenticity in the Wine World?

Pioneering Patience – Rudi Bauer & Quartz Reef Wines.

Central Otago wine country, a part of the world that bombards you with relentless beauty and stunning vistas. Gigantic, snow specked mountains separate the land from the sky, and surround you from all sides as you drive alongside the glacial blue waters of Lake Dunstan, in towards Cromwell – the suburban hub of Otago wine country. Following the signposts … Continue reading Pioneering Patience – Rudi Bauer & Quartz Reef Wines.