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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..."


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..."


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..."