James Thomas is originally from the UK where he grew up around farming. His grandparents were part of the green revolution and his granddad at 94 is still growing flowers and potatoes. His parents planted a two-acre hobby vineyard when he was a teenager, so there are no surprises as to what influenced him to become a grower and winemaker. James has been in Australia since 2004, gaining an oenology degree at Latrobe University.
We spent a couple of hours in the vineyard with James where he generously shared his time, passion, organic vineyard management techniques and a good old car boot tasting.
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A drop of top quality wine is always an appropriate present for that special someone in your life. At the very least it’s the perfect ‘us’ present and you can’t go wrong with that.
Continue reading Dear Wine, Be My Valentine
What goes with wine? Food. Companionship. A view. Music. None of these are essentials, although they all can be.
Some wines absolutely need food to soften the astringency of the tannins – think big fat reds like a Cabernet Sauvignon paired with a juicy steak. Perfect.
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In an era where wine drinkers are more informed than ever, paying close attention to trends in the market is just as crucial as the label you’re consuming.
Here’s our list of what you need to keep an eye on in 2019:
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Over a bowl of Ramen and tasting of his new vintages I got the opportunity to chat wine with Smallfry vigneron, winemaker and owner Wayne Ahrens about biodynamics and his love of grape growing and winemaking. Wayne is your typical down to earth winemaker, passionate about organic and biodynamic viticulture and low intervention winemaking. Along with partner Suzy, he runs Smallfry and is the face behind the brand.
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At Wine Revolution we exist to connect inquisitive and thoughtful wine drinkers to the winemakers who are trailblazing low intervention winemaking. These winemakers typically have a day job and in their spare time lay everything on the line to follow their dream of making their own wine. Wine that puts fruit first, wine that truly represents the soil it’s grown from, wine that connects you to the place it’s from.
One such winemaker is respected Adam Louder, you may of heard of him. His day job is chief winemaker at Mt. Langhi Ghiran, an iconic Victorian winery. Lucky for us in his spare time, he and his partner Nancy Panter have created their own label, SubRosa. It’s great!
Continue reading What goes on at the table, stays at the table…
Apart from the immeasurable, why do I need need to join The Rebel Wine Club?
Indulge in familiar, new and unknown varieties and styles
This is probably the simplest and most undeniable of all the reasons here. If you’re on our website, Facebook, or having a quick read through our emails, you’re somebody with a curious palette. Although we’d never knock your old faithful Cab Sav, or that hits the spot every sunny day Chardonnay, trying unusual flavours is the only way you’re going to discover your next favourite wine.
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I just love the sights and sounds of a wine tasting in action. Chatting, laughter, wine pouring, bottles clinking, people mingling, pens scribbling, and vibrant platters of charcuterie, cheese and fruit.
Wine Revolution’s mission is to give lovers of good honest wine the opportunity to discover the different varietals, styles, and regions of wines that are made sustainably and responsibly. On Saturday 20th October, we did just that by bringing together 19 different wine producers.
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Great news, we have an editorial piece in MiNDFOOD magazine November issue. In case you missed it, here is our media release, courtesy of Georgina Jenkins, from By George.
Recently launched in Melbourne, winerevolution.com.au is the first online store in Australia to offer organic, biodynamic, preservative free, vegan and low intervention wines in curated 6 or 12 packs with flexible delivery options.
“We saw a gap in the market for a business catering to the diverse needs of this growing sector. There’s so much information out there it can be daunting and confusing for people, so we’ve done all the hard work by offering eight hand-selected packs which will be refreshed regularly”, Wine Revolution founder, Ally Rainey, said today.
Continue reading Wine, Naturally
One of the biggest health trends for 2018 has been ‘Going Vegan’. You only have to scroll through Instagram to see all the colourful and beautifully presented vegetable and grain bowls, clothes and other lifestyle products.
The Vegan Trade Journal reports Australia is the third fastest growing vegan market in the world behind United Arab Emirates and China. It is estimated that one in six Australians are buying plant-based alternatives, regardless of any health issues.
Continue reading 2018, The Year of ‘Going Vegan’