The definitive guide to Australian Wines
Dreaming of adding a walk-in wine cellar to your home? We talk to architects to uncover the answers to your cellar-building questions.
James has long been vocal as a supporter of screwcap. Here he reflects on the evolution of cork and shares his thoughts on closures.
The best Aussie reds are built to last the distance. To kick off our cellaring focus, we’ve chosen five top drops worth putting down.
Jane Parkinson provides international options for the cellar, while we share comparable local styles from the latest tasting notes online.
Wine investment is a funny beast, as it tends to inflame passions. It can make your ears prick up at the thought of diversifying your current investment portfolio with a sneaky few glasses of top-shelf wine along the way. Or if you are a purist, the very thought that wine can be considered in such a way may repulse you. Whatever the path, the best piece of advice is simple: research is the key to any success.
Tyson Stelzer is often asked for advice on buying birth-year wines, either for a newborn to crack on a milestone birthday in the distant future or, more importantly, for you to drink to celebrate their coming of age. It’s a great gesture when you get it right, but could prove a costly error if you get it wrong. Here are 10 tips to improve your chances.
Four industry heavyweights reveal the most treasured bottles in their collections and share the names and wine styles to start stockpiling now.
Cellaring is an incredibly personal thing that is about so much more than wine. Here, several committed wine collectors share their thoughts on this consuming pursuit.
"The 10 vintages of Penfolds Grange that follow are my personal favourites," says James. "In reading my notes, it is vital to remember the old English wine trade saying, “There are no great old wines, only great old bottles.”
Cabernet is a cellaring classic with excellent ageing ability. Inspired by our latest issue of Halliday magazine, these 12 cabernets and blends all come with a score of 95 points or more, and will be well worth the wait if you want to put them down.
You've followed the tips, you're acquiring some great wines and your collection is stacking up. How do you keep it in order? Read on to learn about the benefits of the Wine Companion Virtual Cellar.
Greg Fitzsimmons is the Fine Wine Manager at auction website GraysWine. Here, the private cellar and fine wine specialist shares his expert tips on cellaring wine.
Cellaring isn’t just for wine lovers anymore. With certain beer styles, careful ageing can improve what’s in the bottle, or at least change its character and nuances in pleasant and interesting ways.
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