Gerry Gunnigan: "We hosted another really special tasting event yesterday as Clive Paton and Helen Masters of the great Ata Rangi estate in Martinborough, New Zealand presented a vertical tasting of 12 vintages of their flagship Pinot Noir..."
David Gleave MW considers the resurgence of Australian Grenache...
Gerry Gunnigan: "It was a pleasure to welcome Kevin and Kimberley Judd, along with their son Alex, back to Ireland today. They were in Dublin to present Five Wild Years, a vertical tasting of five vintages of Greywacke Wild Sauvignon..."
Gerry Gunnigan: "Sometimes when it comes to wine, we get caught up in the notion that single source is better. Single grape variety, single vineyard, single cuvée, single vintage, etc..."
David Gleave MW: "The debate about ‘natural’ wines continues to rage. But much of what I read is as cloudy and as lacking in clarity and precision as the wines themselves. As a result, it does little to assuage my doubts about ‘natural’ wine..."
David Gleave MW: "I was in Barolo with the journalist Matthew Jukes (www.matthewjukes.com) earlier in December and we tasted about 400 Barolo and Barbaresco over the course of five days..."
Liberty Wines were extremely proud to be a Patron Circle sponsor of the International Cool Climate Symposium that took place in Brighton last week.
David Gleave MW: I was very lucky in recent weeks to be present at two vertical tastings of quite exceptional wines: nine vintages of the ClonakillaCanberra District Shiraz/Viognier, and four vintages each of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Tolpuddle Vineyard.
David Gleave MW: "Many people think the wine industry is one long tasting of the great wines of the world. It is true that we do quite well most of the time, but I recently undertook one of the most difficult – and depressing – comparative blind tastings I’ve done in a long time..."
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