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2015: A star year for Italian reds

05 January 2016

David Gleave MW shares his notes on the 2015 vintage across Italy, which proved to be a year where the reds stand out from north to south...

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35 Years of Grosset Riesling

09 November 2015

Tori Eeles, head of brand management, discusses the 2015 Grosset Rieslings – which for Polish Hill and Springvale mark the 35th vintage of these wines...

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A dozen vintages of Ata Rangi Pinot Noir

01 October 2015

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..."

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Why Australian Grenache is a winner

01 September 2015

David Gleave MW considers the resurgence of Australian Grenache...

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Five Wild years with Greywacke

18 June 2015

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..."

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Devaux: Masters in the art of blending

17 June 2015

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..."

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‘Natural’…or ‘Primitive’?

14 May 2015

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..."

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Barolo, Nebbiolo and cork

16 December 2014

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..."

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The 9th International Cool Climate Symposium: Shining a light on English wine

03 June 2016

Liberty Wines were extremely proud to be a Patron Circle sponsor of the International Cool Climate Symposium that took place in Brighton last week.

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Tasting through time with Clonakilla and Tolpuddle Vineyard

01 June 2017

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.

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High street Pinot Grigio: consumers deserve better

06 May 2017

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..."