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Jeffrey Grosset Sets the Bar

It was a small sip of his father’s bottle of Riesling at age 15 that affirmed the direction of Jeffrey Grosset’s life. It left him stunned. So began the Grosset story. The next year Jeffrey enrolled himself into Roseworthy Agricultural College, focusing on agriculture and oenology (the study of wines). Upon completion, Jeffrey started work […]

Winemaker Spotlight: Château Lafite Rothschild

Château Lafite Rothschild is a vineyard steeped in history, dating back to the 17th century. It is its more recent history that tells the most turbulent tale of the château.  At the end of the 19th century, the phylloxera and mildew devastation hit the vineyard. Shortly after World War I arrived, followed by the Great […]

East to West: A Western Victoria Wine Pilgrimage

Are you embarking on a wine pilgrimage to Dunkeld for your annual Royal Mail Club stay? We’ve mapped out the perfect road trip for a wine connoisseur, stopping at western Victoria’s best wineries. It’s a history that dates back to the 1800’s when two Scottish-born brother’s – Joseph and Henry Best – decided to try […]

How to Start a Wine Collection and a Cellar to Match

Wine collecting often starts as a casual hobby, accumulating a few bottles here and there, waiting for the perfect time or occasion to open them. Then, one day these bottles have exploded to more than just a few and you now have a serious passion…or obsession. When this realisation hits, it’s time to start cellaring […]

Winemaker Spotlight: Château Mouton Rothschild

It’s one of the most esteemed wineries in the world, but Château Mouton Rothschild hasn’t always been at the top. In 1853, British-born Nathaniel de Rothschild bought Château Brane-Mouton at auction and added the Rothschild mark to it. First Growth Two years later, the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 was established. Emperor Napoleon III […]