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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


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


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


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


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


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
Hamish Thomson
22 January 2019 | Hamish Thomson

Geelong’s top wine bars and restaurants


Our team is often out and about in the local Geelong area, where there are many long-term supporters of Best’s Wines. So we’ve done the hard work for you and unearthed some hidden treasures!

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Time Posted: 22/01/2019 at 3:13 PM