Dry July is a movement that encourages us to avoid booze this month, either for a whole month or for shorter periods.
It's fun when visiting friends to take a bottle with their name on the label.
Exploring red wines that sit on the varietal fringe can be a very rewarding experience.
There are no trade secrets to visiting a wine region, just the broad rules that tend to govern all good things in life: ask questions, be up for anything, and always tread with respect.
Wine lovers looking to experience a wide range of grape varieties, stunning blends and cracking food could do much worse than visiting the Yarra Valley.
Feeling the pinch after weeks of lockdown and little money coming in?
Pinosity is what makes pinot noir unique - an enthralling combination of fragrance, wildness, softness and sexiness.
There are few better dishes than hearty French onion soup served with a rich sherry, a dash of it in the soup.
The region's time-honoured classic styles compare to wines from many more trendy districts.
Easy drinking, softer young red wines are more common in the marketplace these days.