The Drink That Dare Not Speak its Name

So who out there likes sparkling shiraz? Who has ever tried the stuff? Produced in Australia since the 1830s, it took the country by storm in the last decade and is now the Oz aperitif of choice. This either proves they’re a bunch of red neck heathens, or possibly more willing to experiment than the… Continue reading The Drink That Dare Not Speak its Name


It’s an odd business being a ‘public’ figure.  Honestly I didn’t think I was one, nor that I would become one.  I mean I write a wine column for gods sake! Anyway, today I had one of those encounters that happens regularly these days:  I’m at the checkout in Sobeys, buying a couple of cans… Continue reading Celebrity?