D’Arenberg, with Chester and his Cube

September 25, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

On Wednesday I visited D’Arenberg, an important producer in Australia’s McLaren Vale region. I remember when I was first getting into wine in the mid-1990s and being seduced by the D’Arenberg reds, with their beautifully […]


Koomilya, the ‘new Wendouree’

September 24, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

The Koomilya vineyard in McLaren Vale Komilya is the exciting new vineyard-based project from one of the McLaren Vale’s stars, SC Pannell. I don’t like to hype wines, but this is one of the most exciting […]


Vinography Images: The Descent

September 23, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

Text Size: 09.22.2017 The DescentSAUTERNES, FRANCE: A view down the main spiral staircase at Château d’Yquem in Sauternes, an appellation within the Graves region of Bordeaux. In the famous 1855 Classification of Bordeaux, d’Yquem was […]

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California 2017 – Sizzle and Shrivel

September 20, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

Text Size: 09.20.2017 The weekend of 2 September 2017 northern California experienced the hottest temperatures ever recorded, at least since written records began in the middle of the nineteenth century. San Francisco hit 106 °F/41 […]