Aussie Wine: The Survey

Vinted on May 24, 2010 binned in wine buying

Got another survey comin’ at ya – this time, it’s not from a Masters of Wine student, but from a student in a Masters of Wine Business program in Adelaide Australia.

Said student is a guy named Jeffrey Williams, originally from NY but now doing some U.S.-based market research on the on-premise perceptions of Australian wines in the US market.  He’s put together a survey to gather data on the types and price points of Aussie wine that U.S. wine lovers purchase. 

According to Jeff, “The data will be used to support an ongoing business case of the wines currently being exported and distributed to the United States.”

Which to me means this is a chance for you to stop complaining about Yellowtail and maybe provide some data to help get better quality Aussie juice sold in more places over here.

Anyway, do a guy a favor and take the survey at





1WineDude TV Episode 11: Cahors (Malbec Days Festival 2010)

Vinted on May 23, 2010 binned in 1WineDude TV, on the road

A very brief intro. into the 2010 International Malbec Days Festival. 

As for the event – great intro. to Cahors and its wines; confusing marketing strategy / message; terrible, terrible, terrible organization of events and logistics overall.  More to come (on all three fronts)!







Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2010-05-22

Vinted on May 22, 2010 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 06 Hall Merlot (Napa Valley): The dark fruits & cocoa are an attraction, but the extraction action might prove to be a distraction. $28 B #
  • 08 Polka Dot Riesling (Pfalz): Refreshing & a touch sweet, limes & lemons abound. Certainly the most fun PD offering I've had. $10 B- #
  • 06 Gaja Ca Marcanda 'Promis' (Bolgheri): DAAARK black cherry and enticing acidity add up to pretty much deliver on the promise. $40 A- #
  • 07 Wild Rock "Elevation" Sauvignon Blanc, (Marlborough): There's a game afoot here, & the name of that game is "super-ripe fruit." $17 B – #
  • 07 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon: With that much brett masking the red fruit, a more suitable name might be "Domaine Barnyard Baudry" $18 C- #
  • Jean-Paul Brun Rose d'folie (Beaujolais Rose): Welcome to the strawberry patch, where you will enjoy your sunny summer respite. $15 B #
  • 07 William Hill Chardonnay (Napa Valley): Thoroughly CA style (butterscotch) but w/ a nice shot of minerality to keep things in check. $22 B #
  • 06 William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Like a Moscow apartment building, technically brilliant but not terribly soulful. $23 B+ #
  • 05 DaVinci Chianti Riserva: Balanced, spicy, chewy & very "modern-style." Your mileage may vary depending on how much you dig prune. $30 A- #
  • 06 Palmaz Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Juicy, amped up, & sporting a ton of structure. Don't buy the negative hype on the oak. $100 A- #

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