The Cow Horn – A biodynamic preparation at the heart of biodynamic farming
Winemaker Derek Hooper from Obelisk Wines is here to talk about the Cow Horn, one of the nine biodynamic preparations… Read More
Is bushfire smoke affecting wine production?
Angels have been asking winemaker Jen Pfeiffer about the impact of the smoke in the atmosphere to the fruit, as… Read More
UNDERSTANDING FLAVOUR: Why does wine taste the way it does?
Winemakers Cathy and Neil Howard from Boots & All are here to explain the flavour of wine and why it… Read More
Why is Pinot Noir a more expensive wine to purchase?
Winemaker Peter Parish from Dunnolly Estate is here to chat about the grape variety Pinot Noir and how it’s grown… Read More
What is The Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show?
Have you ever wondered what The Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show (AAVWS) is all about? Winemaker Bart Van Olphen from BVO lives in… Read More
What’s the difference between Shiraz and Syrah?
Hi Angels, you would have noticed on the Naked Wines site that there are Syrah wines and there are Shiraz… Read More
What is wine decanting and why do people do it?
Is decanting one of those wine serving processes that remain a mystery to you?: What does it mean? Which wines… Read More
What is biodynamic soil spray?
Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition. The principles and practices of biodynamics can be applied… Read More
What does Organic and Natural wine mean?
Angels often ask winemakers, Emma Kenneally and Swan Altschwager from Altschwager & Kenneally Wines, what the term ‘Organic’ means. So here… Read More
How to win a wine show medal
Have you ever wondered what winemaker Jen Pfeiffer gets up to in her spare time? You wouldn’t believe it, but…… Read More
The history behind wine region, Geographe
Winemaker Cathy Howard from Boots & All is here to explain her wine region, Geographe. Keep on reading to find… Read More
Did you know that Coonawarra is world-famous for Cabernet?
As it is International Cabernet Day, winemaker Luke Tocaciu from LTD Wines would like to take the opportunity to explain… Read More
Happy wines, happy vines! Ever wondered about the connection between music & enjoyment?
Winemaker Paul Nelson from PN Wines has crafted a unique Spotify playlist for each of his newly released wines from… Read More
Part 3: How winemakers can influence the style of a wine
Winemaker Adam Barton from Rabbit & Spaghetti has talked us through some factors in the vineyard that influence the style of… Read More
Part 2: What factors determine a style of wine?
Winemaker Adam Barton from Rabbit & Spaghetti established in his previous blog post how important it is to understand the“style” of… Read More
Part 1: How important is it to understand “style” in wine?
After reading Angel feedback over the years, winemaker Adam Barton from Rabbit & Spaghetti has realised that there’s one fundamental… Read More
What does the term Artisan mean?
Cathy & Neil Howard from Boots & All describe themselves as Artisan Winemakers, and it is a term which headlines… Read More
What is fortified wine?
Rutherglen winemaker, Jen Pfeiffer, just loves her fortified wine and has put pen to paper to help Angels understand more… Read More
Phase 3: Lifecycle of the Vine – Pruning & Dormancy
When you drive past a vineyard in Winter it’s easy to think the brown sticked vines standing completely naked with… Read More
When things go wrong in winemaking
You might not believe it, but things can go wrong with winemaking. Winemakers are actually human and not super-human beings!… Read More
Where does your palate sit?
The brilliantly talented Adelaide Hill’s winemaker, Randal Tomich from RT is back to share his winemaker knowledge with us. In a… Read More
Why is Pinot Noir the Devil?
According to Adelaide Hills winemaker Randal Tomich from RT wines, the King made Shiraz, God made Cabernet and the Devil… Read More
What is Malolactic Fermentation?
Have you ever wondered how some wines have a creamy taste? It’s the process of Malolactic Fermentation. Talented WA winemaker… Read More
WORLD BEE DAY: What’s buzzin, Angels?
International Wolrd Bee Day celebrates the birth of Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping. She was born on the 20th… Read More
Wine temperature guide – and solution!
Ever wondered what the best temperature is to drink a big bold Shiraz? A crisp Rosé? Bubbles?! We asked winemaker… Read More
Chocolate & wine pairing
With chocolate and wine as an obvious trending topic, we thought we would get some insight about pairing the two… Read More
Manual Harvest Vs Machine Harvest
Have you ever wondered which facts about hand picking and machine harvesting are true? Let’s begin with clarifying a common misconception.
Why is the Hunter Valley so famous for Semillon?
The Hunter Valley in NSW is Australia’s leading and most advanced wine region. It has been growing and producing all… Read More
Phase 2: Lifecycle of the Vine – Harvest
You say Harvest I say Vintage – we’re both right! Back in September, at the start of Spring, I wrote… Read More
What is grape pressing?
Winemakers Adrian & Rebecca Santolin have recently taught us the difference between supermarket grapes and wine grapes. And now they’re… Read More
Supermarket grapes VS wine grapes
Have you ever wondered why you can’t crush the grapes you purchase at the grocery store and turn them into… Read More
The difference between Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris
We often get asked what the difference is between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris, so we thought we’d go straight… Read More
It’s here! Jock Harvey shows how gin is made
Back in July 2018 we asked Angels if they’d like our legendary winemaker Jock Harvey to produce a hand-made, super-premium… Read More
What is a Vigneron?
Guest post from Cathy Howard, from Boots & All in Geographe – a wine region in Western Australia Hi Angels,… Read More
Phase 1: Lifecycle of the Vine – Budburst
Spring has well and truly sprung It’s right about now that as the sun begins to shine just a little… Read More
What it’s like working in the vineyard during Harvest
G’day Angels, winemaker Jen Pfeiffer here! Vintage is certainly a team effort over in our Rutherglen vineyard, and I’d like… Read More
Wine stuff I love: The how, the what and the why!
How grapes shed their collective skins and transform, alchemy-like, into the nectar that has enthralled people, societies, and cultures for… Read More
2016 vintage – An update…
Hey everyone, Just came across some of the interesting statistics from the 2016 Vintage and thought you may be interested… Read More
The Wine Industry’s Dirty Little Secret…
Have you ever walked down the aisles of a bottle shop and wondered how every second wine seems to have… Read More
Let’s talk about the Barossa Valley…
The Barossa Valley is a very special place in the world of wine, let alone little old Australia. As my… Read More
Don’t be afraid to try alternative varieties…
Don’t be afraid… I tend to think that many wine drinkers are missing out on some really delicious drops these… Read More
Wine Equalisation Tax: What it means for us
On Tuesday night the government announced some changes to the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET). What the heck is WET anyway? WET… Read More