About The Australian Wine Guide
The online Australian Wine Guide covers types and styles of wine, wine production, sensory evaluation, wine and food matching, wine storage and service. It teaches you about developing your palate, interpreting a wine label and about imported wine.
About Clive Hartley
Wine educator, wine writer and ‘Legend of the Vine’ recipient
Clive Hartley has brought thirty years of experience in the wine and hospitality industries, both in the UK and Australia, to bear in educating and writing about his love of wine.
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Positioned at the start of the Great Ocean Road the Geelong region is located west of Melbourne close to Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait. The region has long been a popular tourist destination and has Melbourne’s second airport on its fringe. In the late 19th Century...
I recently attended a get together of the notorious DWA (Daylesford Wine Appreciation Group) at Winespeake in town. Resident expert ‘Som’ Jeremy Shiell put on four different expressions of riesling from their great range of wines and it resonated with me that I needed...
Curly Flat was established in 1989 by Phillip Moraghan and Jenifer Kolkka. Together they built up an enviable estate up until 2017 when winemaker Philip left for pastures new and Jeni became the sole owner. She wisely employed winemaker Matt Harrop, who had built a...