SA Winemaker Profile: Tom Shobbrook

“The best secret to keeping wine cool on the go? Airplane sick bags.” Tom Shobbrook is full of these little kernels of WTF knowledge; one has the impression the if he wasn’t a busy winemaker, he could be Australia’s Mike Rowe. His property invokes the idea of reclusive professor in a wild college town. Having…

Shout Out to Sancerre

It’s movie-selling time in the south of France this week, meaning that the creme de la creme (and actual festering pile of dung, Woody Allen) are all going to be sipping rosé on the beach, while we simple folk enjoy turbulent pre-summer weather and potential Zika virus infection. Très charmant! Thankfully, this means more hidden…

Vinho Verde: Your New Sauvignon Blanc

Last year, Dan and I traveled back to the Shire to visit my parents and bask in the Kiwi sun. Unfortunately, we decided to go in the middle of New Zealand winter, keeping us off the beaches and bundled up with Milo and boil-up. As a consolation prize, my family made our first trip to…