Vasse Felix vertical and launch of Tom Cullity presented by winemaker Virginia Willcock

 Tom Cullity Launch presented by Vasse Felix winemaker Virginia WillcockDr Thomas Brendan Cullity (1925 - 2008) founded Vasse Felix in 1967.  He planted an 8-acre vineyard in Cowaramup and this year sees its 50th anniversary.  His prescience and persistence meant that he established the first commercial vines in Margaret River and he has been…

Hentley Farm new release tasting with winemaker Andrew Quin

Hentley Farm, Barossa Valley, South Australia with winemaker Andrew Quin 18th September 2017Earlier today, I was fortunate to have the chance to be the first in the UK to taste the new Hentley Farm releases.  Here are my thoughts.(Please note that the prices noted are approximate retail prices in £)2016 The Stray Mongrel (£27.99)A…

Six epic wines this week including my very own 50th Birthday Champagne

A mighty Southern Italian red blend is one of the star wines this week with the Poldark recipes which are detailed in Weekend Magazine's cookery pages.2014 Wirra Wirra, Church Block Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz / Merlot, McLaren Vale, South Australia (approx. £13.49, Waitrose, www.ocado.com, www.tesco.com).  This is the finest value McLaren Vale…