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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