Wine Code Breaker #312

2017 Bird in Hand Montepulciano, Adelaide Hills, South Australia “Italian” is a word at first reading that does not appear too hard to rhyme.  “Stallion” is a word that instantly comes to mind.  Charles Cotton, the author of “Book 1, Virgil Travesti”, a mock poem in his self titled poetical works, selected “tatterdemalion” as hisContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #312”

Wine Code Breaker #311

2006 Soul Growers Black Cellar Sparkling Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia Sparkling Shiraz, for some, is an aberration. For others, it is the gold that appears at the foot of a rainbow. Tasting a Sparkling Shiraz is more than the alleged gold at the end of the rainbow, it is more like following gravity’s courseContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #311”

Wine Code Breaker #310

2017 TarraWarra South Block Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Victoria “Horton Hears a Who!” plays out William Blake’s concept of a grain of sand that contains a universe.  Our hero, Horton, saves the universe of the Whos of Whosville much as viticulturalists protect and preserve their plots.  They hear and sense the vines as they live andContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #310”

The Unexpurgated Wine Code Launch

Wine is sunlight held together by water — Galileo Gallilei unexpurgated (adjective); (of a text) complete and containing all the original material; uncensored. This is the first post on my new (old) blog. It all started back in 2012 as a bit of fun for friends and colleagues in the workplace. A little note aboutContinue reading “The Unexpurgated Wine Code Launch”