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  • Wynns Coonawarra – have a cigar

    17 Aug 2018
    BY DR MICHAEL RYAN I was swanning around the local bottle shop looking for some inspiration. An old stalwart caught my eye; Wynn’s Black Label 2015 Coonawarra Cabernet...

  • Bird in hand, digging for gold

    14 May 2018
    BY DR MICHAEL RYANThe Adelaide Hills, some 30 minutes north of Adelaide, is one of the most picturesque and accessible wine areas in the world. The warm climates of Barossa and...

  • “We are not growing tomatoes”

    14 Mar 2018
    BY DR MICHAEL RYANA couple of hours north of Melbourne is the picturesque wine geographé of The Pyrenees. Named by surveyor Thomas Mitchell, it reminded him of the Pyrenees region...

  • McHenry Hohnen wines, single minded

    07 Dec 2017
    BY DR MICHAEL RYANSuccess breeds success. The McHenry Hohnen label, formed in 2004, is a cornucopia of success. The founders David Hohnen and Murray McHenry are Western Australian...

  • Nocton wines

    14 Nov 2017
    BY DR MICHAEL RYANYou can just about grow anything in Tasmania. It is a blessing that someone realised the Tasmanian potential to grow grapes and hence make wine. We are in debt...

  • Blended

    16 Aug 2017
    BY DR MICHAEL RYANI picked a grape, I picked another. I picked its cousin, instead of its brother.Picked more, a brother from another mother. Picked the ring-ins, All different no...

  • Prosecco – Italian Champagne?

    15 Jun 2017
    By Dr Michael RyanItaly has always been a wine producing monster. The French lay claim to the most prestigious wines and senses of tradition but Italy makes more wine, has been...

  • It’s only natural

    08 May 2017
    BY DR MICHAEL RYANHistorically, no one can lay claim to inventing wine. Archeological evidence can trace wine to Georgia approximately 8000 BC. Fermented fruit juice would have...

  • Ah the sweet life

    10 Apr 2017
    DR MICHAEL RYANAnd I thought Sauvignon Blanc was a polarising topic! Just like Ford versus Holden, the Maroons and the Blues or Lennon versus McCartney, as is sweet versus dry...

  • Ho Ho HOBART- it’s always Christmas

    16 Feb 2017
    My wife is a travel agent. So I don’t get much say in where we go for holidays. Sure we sometimes get good deals and upgrades but not all places we go to have vineyards. So you...