The subject of organic and biodynamic wine continues to resonate with a growing segment of the wine-drinking community.

We are consuming more and more organic and biodynamic wine — not just here in Australia, but worldwide. In a Good Food article last year, Callan Boys...

January 5, 2020

As society becomes increasingly health conscious, many have questions around wine itself. Here’s ORM’s insight into organic choices, why there’s a growing trend toward them, and what to choose.

With a rising consciousness of all things healthy, land care, sustainability...

October 6, 2019

Highly aromatic with a fabulous nose, but light in flavour — ORM takes a closer look at (and taste of) gamay.  

There was a time, and it must be added here many, many, many years ago, that I thought Beaujolais wine was made from pinot noir. Surely you all thought that t...

There are more than 40 producers of Grüner Veltliner today; they are peppering our landscape. It suits our lifestyle, our food — and it tastes delicious.

Eight years ago, I wrote a piece on Grüner Veltliner asking the question: was this grape going to be the next big th...

January 13, 2019

Summer is upon us and Christmas has come and gone.

We watched the countdown to summer clearly on social media — thirty more sleeps, four more weekends, four more Tuesdays, blah blah blah — and usually in the form of a meme with Will Ferrell in an elf’s outfit doing the...

October 7, 2018

Spring has sprung so clear out the cobwebs, pack away the reds (but only if you want to) it’s Rizza time!

For many years now wine writers, wine punters and sommeliers have espoused the virtues of Riesling. The International Riesling Foundation (yes there is one) notes t...

Alexander Payne’s 2004 film Sideways, a black comedy that was nominated for five Academy Awards, is generally credited with propelling pinot noir sales in the United States. The movie follows two middle-aged friends – a school teacher and so-called wine snob named Mile...

Everything you need to know about Pinot Noir…

As a social media user, I like Facebook as it has allowed me to reunite with long lost friends and school buddies. One such friend, who shall remain nameless, is a leading lecturer in all matters of economics and an avid l...

This time last year, many retailers crazily stocked their shelves with both domestic and international Rosés, even though some had expertly anticipated growing interests in this style a few summers ago.
Likewise, Sommeliers the custodians of all things wine, were also...

What better way to welcome spring than with a glass or two of sparkling wine? As Christopher Tracey, winemaker Channing Daughters Winery in the Hamptons says, “Sparkling wine is like butter or bacon: It makes everything better. Couldn’t agree more!

What to drink in Spri...

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