Pinot Noir terroir: sorting the hyperbole from the hyperventilation

If there is one word that strikes terror into the heart of the average every day wine drinker, it is that obscure Francophilian descriptor of place: terroir. Seemingly some wines, let’s say Pinot Noirs, have terroir by the bucket load and others have no terroir at all. In some parts of the world it is […]

From Revolver to Lucy Liu – a journey of Pinot discovery

When he moved to Melbourne from China twenty years ago to study English, Art and Design at Swinburne University in Prahran, Oliver Wang had very little interest in, or knowledge of, wine. And while some might be surprised to learn this discerning sommelier’s interest in wine was sparked by devouring one-litre bottles of cheap Montepulciano […]