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Rhone, Burgundy: Judge drinks after dark

Rhone, Burgundy: Judge drinks after dark | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
The just-concluded Royal Queensland Wine Show brought together 1998 wines to be judged from around Australia. It was the first show of the 2011 season (completes with RAS Sydney next February). And...
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Royal Queensland Wine Show: The winners

Royal Queensland Wine Show: The winners | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it

The Royal Queensland Wine Show 2011 in July produced a host of trophy, gold, silver and bronze medal winners from Queensland-based wineries. I went along to the exhibitors’ morning tasting to see w...

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Angove’s 125 years-old: Great firm, great wine

Angove’s 125 years-old: Great firm, great wine | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
Angove Family Winemakers are celebrating 125 years of being in the wine business. Isn’t that great? Enthusiastically I attended a celebratory bash to hear that four generations have steered this wo...
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Wise Up on Wine Glasses by Peter Smith

Wise Up on Wine Glasses by Peter Smith | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
When it comes to good wine glasses, what do you look for? Stemless tumblers for stability? Oversized glasses that eliminate the need to get up to the fridge at all? The most expensive crystal you can ...
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The most popular glasses for wine judging in Australia these days are the Riedel Ouverture, Plumm or equivalent. Some of the sassy international shows use even higher-end Riedel glassware.

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Moorooduc Mornington class: McIntyre family, MW

Moorooduc Mornington class: McIntyre family, MW | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
Kate McIntyre is a marvellous endorsement of the relaxed business style of Mornington winery owners. Her easy talk captures the essence of her wines, the word choice is straight and to the point, n...
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The family business is Moorooduc Estate – her’s is the marketing, and of course the elevated forms of “wine speak”, that these public encounters demand.

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CULTURE MERGE—SICILIAN WINE + LOCAL PLATES

CULTURE MERGE—SICILIAN WINE + LOCAL PLATES | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
The scene is easily set. Take a good selection of local produce, use existing experience with wine pairing, Sicilian of course and create a grand degustazione. That was the case recently when Queen...
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Boireann: Modest Granite Belt Oz superstar

Boireann: Modest Granite Belt Oz superstar | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
The recent Boireann Bunch Winemaker’s Dinner held at a suburban western district of Brisbane (Graceville) restaurant did not raise mention of any five star status. Stars: what are they to the Boire...
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French wine and the joy of Chateauneuf-du-Pape's stony terroir

French wine and the joy of Chateauneuf-du-Pape's stony terroir | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it

Like to discover the grandeur of the great French wines with an Aussie Vin de Champagne Awardee and Master of Wine? If you are dreaming of an...

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The Beauty of Ballandean Whites: Granite Belt Wine Review

The Beauty of Ballandean Whites: Granite Belt Wine Review | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
Banner caption: View of Ballandean Station This story focuses on recognising the recent white wines of the Ballandean region; a dominant grape growing sub-district of the Granite Belt Geographic In...
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Fiano taste spotlight– three Australian states versus an Italian wine producer

Fiano taste spotlight– three Australian states versus an Italian wine producer | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
One of my favourite travel memories is sitting by Fornillo beach in Italy’s seaside hillslope of Positano with two of life’s basics: a glass of local fiano and a fresh tuna steak. This Italian grap...
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Piedmont review: New drinks, tastes

Piedmont review: New drinks, tastes | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it

Recently I went along to a “Northern Italy Trade Tasting” as there was appeal of the wines from Piedmont; new whites from a solid but not widely-tasted 2010 vintage, and even the odd young nebbiolo...

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Cockatoo Ridge Oz: New look and value

Cockatoo Ridge Oz: New look and value | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
Ran into a old friend recently-Cockatoo Ridge, a brightly-painted corporate brand created over twenty years ago and now powering under a new owner. The wines have always carried the livery of an Au...
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Wine and Food Tours: Mainland Italy, Sicily

Wine and Food Tours: Mainland Italy, Sicily | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
Uncorked and Cultivated conduct annual bespoke wine and food tours for small groups in the Italian autumn (October) to drinkable destinations. They are regular hosts to Italian tours; with two in 2...
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SwirlSniffSpit: Unlikely wine group

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This week I attended the monthly gathering of SwirlSniffSpit (SSS), a loose group of Brisbane-based tasting tweeps who gather monthly at Era Bistro Brisbane. The subject of the night was Shiraz – a...
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BUBBLES, PINOT AND FRENCH SYRAH

Master of Wine Peter Scudamore- Smith has released details of his bespoke 11day France Wine and Food Tour next European spring.Scudamore-Smith laconically says “as well as being undeniably cool, MW...
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Thailand: Exciting wine lists, better drinking

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As the Thai hospitality industry enters the second year of the Wine List of the Yearcompetition, a review of the first year traces some interesting outcomes. Famed as one of the most penalising cou...

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France Wine Tours: VeuveFourny-a Champagne of the Moment

France Wine Tours: VeuveFourny-a Champagne of the Moment | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
Like to discover the grandeur of the great French wines with an Aussie Vin de Champagne Awardee and Master of Wine? Then jump on a Gallic grape escape with Uncorked and Cultivated. The brothers Fou...
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Uncorked and Cultivated

Uncorked and Cultivated | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
Uncorked and Cultivated is an Australian wine consultancy established in Brisbane in 1999 by acclaimed Master of Wine Peter Scudamore-Smith. We deliver tailored vineyard and winery advisory services in the eastern Australian states.
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Peter Scudamore-Smith, Master of Wine, is the founder of Uncorked and Cultivated. We providers winery advisor, wine consultant and wine education service in Australia.

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The Wine that Stalin Loved Now Available in Queensland

The Wine that Stalin Loved Now Available in Queensland | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
Queensland's first wine grapes were planted on the western Darling Downs during the 1860s. But that piece of history pales against the original...
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Berton Vineyard: Grand Scale New World Italian Varietals

Berton Vineyard: Grand Scale New World Italian Varietals | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
The appeal of Italian-origin varietals continues to create enormous volumes from Australian vineyards. And Master of Wine Peter Scudamore-Smith’s Italian travel experience of these makes the taste ...
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Langmeil: World’s oldest shiraz, Barossa

Langmeil: World’s oldest shiraz, Barossa | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it

Recently Brisbane’s modern wine bar scene suffered a member celebrating its first birthday. The Barossa-centric Purple Palate functions business housed inside Bar Barossa achieved its milestone – a...

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Tempranillo: Hallowed in Spain, cool in Oz

Tempranillo: Hallowed in Spain, cool in Oz | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
The monthly wine tasting for Master of Wine aspirants was Spanish varietals, and a good few were tempranillos. This is becoming increasingly popular down under with the spread of jamon, tapas serve...
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Wise up on Wine Glasses

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When it comes to good wine glasses, what do you look for? Stemless tumblers for stability? Oversized glasses that eliminate the need to get up to...
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To Decant, or Not to Decant: That is the Question

To Decant, or Not to Decant: That is the Question | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
In these days of screw top bottles and stainless steel tanks, many of us wonder if decanting is the province of wine-pomps only. Serving wine should be simple: just open and pour. While there is a ...
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Coonawarra cool; barrel series auction 14

Coonawarra cool; barrel series auction 14 | Wine Education | Wine Tour | Wine Consultant | Scoop.it
Coonawarra remains one of the best places in Australia to grow cabernet sauvignon. So the annual barrel series auction conducted on October 15 is a time to celebrate all Coonawarra cabernets. Buy s...
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