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¡ New World Icons ! pt.2 – The Women

Cullen Vanya Cullen has been wine making at her family’s Wilyabrup estate since 1983. Cullen Wines while remaining family owned has since evolved making quality wine from a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. Vanya was inducted into the Australian Business Women’s 2015 Hall of Fame which honours and celebrates Australian female business owners who […]

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¡ New World Icons ! pt.1

Tyrrell’s One of Australia’s founding wine families established in 1858, hailing from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. Now headed up by 4th generation family member Bruce Tyrrell, they produce some of Australia’s most iconic and awarded wines. Tyrrells’s Vat 1 Hunter Valley Semillon is one such wine. This is the pinnacle of one […]

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South African One’s to Watch

The best part of working in wine is discovering new producers and tasting wines that make you think. We’ve recently launched into South Africa, which for me was very much a new frontier. Good to say its been a very, very pleasant surprise. Outside of the established likes of France Spain, South Africa has to […]

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The Grapes and Vines of South Africa

South Africa is fortunate to have some wonderful heritage vineyards. Despite producing some of the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the New World, there is much excitement surrounding new wave Chenin Blanc, Pinotage and Cinsault. Dry grown, gnarled old-vines, particularly prevalent in the Western Cape, are being brought back into production and championed on […]

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Mr. James Busby

February 7th marks the birthday of James Busby, widely regarded as the father of the Australian wine industry. Busby brought vine cuttings from Europe to New South Wales in the 1820’s, and planted a small vineyard in Cabramatta in Sydney’s west. Busby soon published his first book on the subject, A Treatise on the Culture […]

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The Australian Wine States

Australia is a New World wine country with attitude! As diverse as it is intriguing, there’s never been a more exciting time for the perception and interrogation of Australian Wine. A bad Aussie brush tainted most with flamboyantly obtuse examples of Chardonnay and Shiraz in the noughties, but FRET NOT! Unique terroir, typography and soil […]

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Natural, Organic, Bio – Oh My!!!

Organic, Biodynamic or Natural… three of the more seemingly interchangeable wine terms hitting the headlines over the past 2 to 3 years! There is so much grey area and mystique surrounding these 3 in-vogue categories, particularly when one considers that essentially, they represent a return to simpler methods in both the vineyard and winery. The […]

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Veganuary!

You may have noticed Veganuary as the buzzword around town this Jan, it’s all the rage. Not limited to food and wine, Vegan products now run the gamut through to soaps and clothes. I’ll admit to enjoying my meat-based products, however it’s easy to spot the virtues and positive impacts of the Vegan way. There […]

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The New Home of South African Wine Making

To celebrate the launch of our brand new South African collection we delve into one of the most exciting wine regions in the world… “I reckon in a decade’s time we’ll look back and say: ‘I was there.’ For this is when South African fine wine came of age.” Jamie Goode What does your relationship […]

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Our Christmas Wishlist

Struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift? We have the ultimate guide that will help you fall in love with wine this winter season (if you weren’t already obsessed!). Whether you’re a sucker for a silky red or you’re a white wine fanatic, we have a selection that will stop you right in your wine-searching […]

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Melanie Brown | Chef, entrepreneur, restauranteur, now wine producer

This week we’re talking to our own Queen B, Melanie Brown.  She’s founded The New Zealand Cellar in 2014, The Australian Cellar in 2018, The Laundry Restaurant at Walton Lodge in Brixton which just opened last week, and creator of New Press Wines, launching 08 November exclusively at Specialist Cellars and The Laundry at Walton […]

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Behind Pinot Palooza with Dan Sims

What is Pinot Palooza and why are you so obsessed? Put simply, it’s a Pinot Noir party. Looking back to when we started the whole thing in 2012, I was becoming increasingly frustrated that every time I had a discussions around Pinot Noir I was surrounded by (generally) older men telling me what I didn’t […]

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