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Best's Wines

Best Kept Secrets Blog

Hamish Thomson
 
27 October 2017 | Hamish Thomson

Best Grampians Accommodation

If you have plans to stay in the Grampians any time soon, you’re in luck! The Best’s team has compiled a list of the top places to stay while you’re in our neighborhood. It goes without saying that you should include a visit to Best’s historic cellar door on your must-do list.  Continue »

Time Posted: 27/10/2017 at 10:16 AM
Hamish Thomson
 
27 October 2017 | Hamish Thomson

Viv Thomson awarded Victorian Legend of the Vine 2017

On Friday 20 October, 2017, Best’s patriarch Eric Vivian Thomson, known as Viv Thomson among his wine industry peers and his family and friends, was announced Legend of the Vine, Victoria, at the annual WCA Royal Melbourne Wine Show Awards Lunch. Viv received his Legend of the Vine status for his service to the wine industry as one of Australia’s longest serving winemakers.  Continue »

Time Posted: 27/10/2017 at 10:06 AM
Hamish Thomson
 
14 June 2017 | Hamish Thomson

Decanting Young Reds

Growing up in a family in which wine is the backbone of our existence has taught me a thing or two about the enjoyment of wine. One thing I’ve learned along the way is that decanting younger red wines (screw top or cork) always improves their flavour. From my experience at cellar door, holding tastings and at home, I’ve almost always seen a benefit from allowing a young red wine breathe; and the younger, more tannic the wine, the more time it needs to “breathe”.  Continue »

Time Posted: 14/06/2017 at 12:53 PM
Hamish Thomson
 
9 June 2017 | Hamish Thomson

Dolcetto - The Mystery of our Malbeck

Dolcetto is a little known Italian variety from the north west district of Piedmont. Here at Best's it was planted in the 1870's and sold as "Malbeck" until 1982. read on for the full story.  Continue »

Time Posted: 09/06/2017 at 11:43 AM
Hamish Thomson
 
9 March 2017 | Hamish Thomson

Cellar Door Project Shiraz

The question was asked, "How Do Grapes Get Into The Bottle?" The Cellar Door staff where then involved with the hands on task of making a wine from start to finish.  Continue »

Time Posted: 09/03/2017 at 11:26 AM
Hamish Thomson
 
6 February 2017 | Hamish Thomson

India's Wine Region

On a trip to India in October 2016, Viv and Chris Thomson explore India's wine region  Continue »

Time Posted: 06/02/2017 at 7:57 AM
Hamish Thomson
 
3 November 2016 | Hamish Thomson

An Australian Tradition: Best’s Sparkling Shiraz

Best's Sparkling Shiraz is enjoyed all year round, but it's particularly great at Christmas time with roast turkey. Discover why this is such a unique Australian wine and why Best's brought it back.  Continue »

Time Posted: 03/11/2016 at 2:37 PM