Jul 19, 2019 8:00 am
I first saw anti-hail nets while visiting Mendoza, Argentina. They were on frames that ran along the vine rows and could swing open, rather like an Andean condor spreading its 5ft wings (10ft span).
When not in use, they folded up...
Jul 12, 2019 8:00 am
As I have spent much of the past couple of weeks watching the Fifa Women’s World Cup, my wife suggested that I write about wines made by females.
Few women would argue with the statement that their sense of hearing is far more acute than...
Jul 5, 2019 8:00 am
Wikipedia tells us that “an extraordinary number of wines claim to be the first Super Tuscan” and I tend to agree, based on the claims of a few folks that I know.
Whoever it was, the fact is that back in the 1970s, wines started to emerge...
Jun 21, 2019 8:00 am
I call this a story about mavericks. I could have heeded my thesaurus and used nonconformists, eccentrics, individualists or even rebels, as I feel it fair to label the mentioned winemakers any of these. They are all forward-thinking, highly...
Jun 14, 2019 8:00 am
With the long weekend ahead of us I would suspect that pleasant, crowd-pleasing wines with enough body and flavour to stand up to outdoor grilling would be what many are looking for.
You may have heard of an innovative trend where certain...
May 31, 2019 8:00 am
Heraclitus of Ephesus made an insightful observation 2,500 years ago when he said: “Change is constant.”
At the time, wine grapes had been harvested in his country for 4,000 years.
Fast forward to the year of my birth and our species...
May 17, 2019 8:00 am
Last week, I championed chardonnay, but freely admitted that sauvignon blanc is the top drop here. Most hail from New Zealand and even though this country only accounts for about 1 per cent of the world’s total wine production, I estimate that...
Mar 29, 2019 8:00 am
Tomorrow, more than 7,000 cities in at least 187 countries will turn off their lights for one hour.
I understand that Greenrock in Bermuda is encouraging us to do the same between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, to make folks aware of this annual Earth...