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22 August 2019 | Best's Wines

Eating out in Horsham: Our Local Guide

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We’re often asked by visitors to Best’s for our tips about the best places to eat in the local area. Many people travelling through the Grampians also stop off in Horsham, only an hour’s drive from Best’s cellar door. Horsham is the largest town in the Wimmera district, a major historical regional centre situated about halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne on the Western Highway.

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Time Posted: 22/08/2019 at 8:55 AM
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15 August 2019 | Best's Wines

Does drinking wine cause headaches?

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There are many theories surrounding the effects of wine on wellbeing and health, and we’re often asked by visitors why drinking wine – particularly red wine – can bring on a headache. Apart from the obvious reason (over-indulgence combined with not drinking enough water, perhaps), there are a few factors to consider. Surprisingly, the one component that gets the worst rap is highly unlikely to be the culprit. So sit back, take a couple of aspirin with that large glass of water, and find out what the real culprits might be.

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Time Posted: 15/08/2019 at 2:07 PM
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8 August 2019 | Best's Wines

Best Wine Bars in Brisbane

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Wine, glorious wine! There’s no denying our love for wine bars – the swanky hotel ones, the ones down alleyways behind secret doors, the hipster ones that serve tipples while perched upon milk crates and cushions – they are an ideal way to sample a range of fine wine. In Brisbane especially, with its romantic sandstone architecture and intoxicating endless summer vibes, the love of the grape experience can be found in almost any direction you turn, with passionate restaurateurs and sommeliers ready and willing to impart their thirsty wisdom. From reds to whites and everything in between, Best’s Wines are popping up in venues all around this beautiful town. So here is a snippet of the Best Brisbane restaurants and wine bars (pun intended) where you can sip, swill, pontificate and ponder life over a glass or two of fine wine.

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Time Posted: 08/08/2019 at 2:16 PM
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5 June 2019 | Best's Wines

2019 Vintage Report

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There’s always a collective sigh of relief when the grapes are safely in the winery and our winemaking team can start making the next vintage of Best’s wines. Slightly lower yields in 2019 have resulted in more concentration, but the perfume and persistence of these wines will ensure this is a great vintage in Great Western. Best’s winemaker, Justin Purser, shares his thoughts on vintage 2019.

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Time Posted: 05/06/2019 at 11:48 AM
Hamish Thomson
 
9 May 2019 | Hamish Thomson

Tips to Cellar Wines Under Screw Cap

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Hamish Thomson delves into the history of screw caps at Best’s Wines and describes why we made the switch. He also reveals handy tips to cellar your wines sealed under this closure.

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Time Posted: 09/05/2019 at 1:53 PM
Viv Thomson
 
12 March 2019 | Viv Thomson

Pinot Meunier vs Pinot Noir

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Viv Thomson shines a light on Pinot Meunier – one of the oldest varieties growing in our vineyard – and explains the differences between this grape and its close relative Pinot Noir.

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Time Posted: 12/03/2019 at 2:22 PM
Hamish Thomson
 
4 March 2019 | Hamish Thomson

Digging the Dirt on Great Western Terroir

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We delve into the set of environmental factors – soil, climate, typography – that make Best’s wines a unique expression of the Great Western.

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Time Posted: 04/03/2019 at 1:56 PM
Hamish Thomson
 
4 March 2019 | Hamish Thomson

What Vine Leaves Can Tell Us

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Have you heard of ampelography? It’s the study of vine leaves and it has been invaluable in identifying some of the grape varieties growing in our Nursery Block.

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Time Posted: 04/03/2019 at 10:24 AM
Hamish Thomson
 
13 February 2019 | Hamish Thomson

The Secrets of Cellaring Wine

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The Best’s team share their expertise on how to cellar wine to make sure your precious bottles will be at their prime in years to come.

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Time Posted: 13/02/2019 at 12:59 PM
Hamish Thomson
 
31 January 2019 | Hamish Thomson

Oysters with Japanese Dressing

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The fresh sea flavours of oysters tempered with the sweetness of the Japanese dressing works so well with our Great Western Riesling.

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Time Posted: 31/01/2019 at 12:30 PM