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Think you’re getting the best price for your wine purchases? My latest findings might surprise you. In assembling my Top 30 for $30, have a guess who came up trumps with the best price exactly three-quarters of the time: cellar doors, independent retailers or chain stores? Following the viral response to my Top 20 for […]

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I’m often asked for a list of my favourite everyday bargain wines. Here are my top 15 right now, readily available around the country, at today’s street prices. Plus my top 5 to order direct from Mike Press Wines. Sparkling Ninth Island Sparkling, $20Ninth Island Sparkling Rosé, $23 White Jacob’s Creek Classic Riesling, $6.60Mike Press […]

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You’re invited to join me to discover my top dozen Tasmanian sparkling estates of the year, meet their makers and share their finest cuvées and their stories over dinner during Effervescence Tasmania at Josef Chromy Wines in Launceston on Friday 5 November 2021. Australia’s cool sparkling island state finds itself poised at the precipice of […]

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Deutz is back and we are celebrating! It’s been three years since Champagne Deutz has been available down under and we have missed this beloved house! Holding a coveted place in my top ten champagne houses, Deutz stands tall alongside Billecart-Salmon and Pol Roger in my ‘holy trinity’ of the most elegant of all champagnes. […]

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It’s my great honour to announce the winners of the Halliday Awards 2022 and to share the stories of the people and the places that have brought them to life. Award Winners 2022 Winery of the Year – Yarra Yering, Yarra Valley, VIC Winemaker of the Year – Michael Dhillon – Bindi Wines, Macedon Ranges, […]

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It’s my great pleasure to invite you to support a cause very close to my heart – and to buy some incredible wines in the process!  My Teen Rescue Foundation Auction 2021 opens today. Hosted by Langton’s Fine Wine Auctions, this online auction closes on 22 June. I am proud to present an incredible line […]

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It’s my great pleasure to invite you to join me in introducing Krug Vintage 2008. I could wax endlessly lyrical. But it’s Krug. It’s 2008. Enough said. Except that we’re prefacing it with the first vertical of Krug Grande Cuvée I have ever presented, spanning Éditions 162 to 168. The rarity of these cuvées dictates […]

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Introducing the most advanced champagne tasting course Read the full story of my inaugural Advanced Champagne Certificate, including photos and guest reflections. Throughout my champagne journey, I have been privileged to countless ‘epiphany moments’ – tastings with chef de caves of unique components that offer a profound insight into the terroirs and techniques of the […]

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It’s my great pleasure to invite you to join me for the launch of the fabled Bollinger R.D. 2007. The best La Grande Année since 2002 has become the first R.D. since the thundering 2004. And, my, has it been worth the wait! The ravishing cuvées of Bollinger rate among the greatest in Champagne today, […]

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It’s my great honour to invite you to join me for the highly anticipated launch of Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Elisabeth Rosé 2008, Cuvée Nicolas François 2007 and Vintage 2009. Billecart has long held a coveted position in my exclusive list of just five 10/10 champagne houses, and upholds its mantle as the most elegant of them […]

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