Archive for the ‘Australia’ Category


Adam Richardson ~ Then and Now

Years ago, when we were both working for Concannon Vineyard, Adam Richardson was hired to be their winemaker, while I was already their PR consultant. I had the joy of writing Adam’s bio for the winery. At the time, Adam had a strong background with Gallo. If you want to learn the wine business on […]


Around the Wine World in Eight Days – Australia

Today is the seventh day of Around the Wine World in Eight Days, so today is Australia! Turkey – Tuesday Chile – Wednesday Argentina – Thursday France – Friday And we took off the weekend, sightseeing in France Spain – Monday Germany – Tuesday Australia – Wednesday New Zealand – Thursday   Top 10 Things […]


Around the Wine World in Seven Days

Around the Wine World in Seven Days is going to be a celebration of my appreciation for the wine import brands that have discovered and appreciate Wine Blog as a resource. I’ve always had winged feet. If it’s from somewhere else, I want to explore it all. While my immediate neighborhood has always been import-ant […]


Upside down boot + Rightside up New Zealand’s wines

Did you ever thing  about New Zealand being an upside down boot? Okay, so maybe it’s a small boot with a leg warmer, but it’s got it going on. Thanks to Jasper Hammink of Vinopedia, the new free price comparison engine for wine. He read this post, he wrote: I saw your blog… hilarious to […]


When wine becomes a bitch… Treasury, I feel for you…

I just read the headline: Law firm launches shareholder class action against Treasury Wine Estates I had to chuckle to myself. Here I sit in the wine business. Treasury Wine Estates is doing everything right, in my humble estimation… Staying engaged in their wine company’s advancements and participation in the industry. As the exec director […]


Winemaker Adam Richardson

Winemaker Adam Richardson strikes gold… Sometimes, when you get the news that someone you know has moved to another opportunity, you just get so excited for that person. One of the nicest winemakers I’ve met in life is winemaker Adam Richardson. We were both working with Concannon Vineyard at the time, so I got to […]


Wine Marketing Online ~ How to use the newest tools of marketing to boost profits and build brands

Wine Marketing Online ~ How to use the newest tools of marketing to boost profits and build brands is a powerful new book by Bruce McGechan, published by Wine Appreciation Guild. Bruce McGechan has consulted wine businesses large and small, from one edge of the world to the other. He is the founder and managing […]


“Wines of the Southern Hemisphere” makes me want to go “Down Under”

The Complete Guide: Wines of the Southern Hemisphere is an amazing gift. To have this book for my wine library is a tremendous resource; and, making the time to read it delivered even more gifts. Written by Mike Desimone & Jeff Jenssen, two very savvy World Wine Guys who are wine, spirits, food, and travel […]


Zing Goes the Strings of My Heart ~ Introducing Eden Road Wines

Zing Goes the Strings of My Heart ~ Who remembers that one, besides me? I recently wrote about Australian wines, and how the Australians may have shot themselves in the foot by flooding the American market with very inexpensive wines.  Wine pros agreed, and that tells me that I was on the right track for […]


Do Americans expect to pay well below market value for great Australian wines, shunning the cost of the great ones?

The Australians flooded our market with Shiraz, when Syrah took its initial step onto the US stage as a variety worthy of attention. I believe, and tell me if I’m wrong, that their $7 bottles of wine set a precedent for all future Australian wines… At least it’s seemed to for many years that would […]