Category: About the Site

A while back Andrew from Spittoon mentioned that the RSS Feeds for my site were not displayed. After some investigation I found that the feeds were not working at all. I have finally managed to resolve the problem that was preventing these from working – so if you are using RSS or Atom compatible feed […]

I was pleased to share some excellent wine over a couple of nights recently with some friends who enjoy drinking it, but perhaps aren’t quite as obsessed with it as I am. From left to right: Bannockburn Shiraz 2002 – ($50 – Geelong, Victoria): Earthy and stalky with spice and pepper, well balanced oak lending […]

Fast Facts: Country: Australia Region: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Winemaker: Nick Farr Variety: 100% Pinot Noir Closure: Cork RRP: $35 AU For my birthday this year, I went to dinner at the brand new Glass restaurant at the refurbished Hilton Sydney. The head chef at Glass is Luke Mangan, well known chef who has opened Sydney […]

Just briefly, as you have probably noticed, the layout of the site has been modified significantly. I would greatly appreciate any feedback that you have about the new layout in terms of useability and colours. Please leave a comment, or email me via the “Contact” button along the top of the page.

Here are ten things that I have recently done or thought that have led me to the conclusion that I am obsessed with wine. Here is hoping that I’m not the only one. Please feel free to add any that you can think of!

At the bottom of each page on Appellation Australia, there is now a random quote relating to wine in some way. Do you have some favourite wine related quotes? Please leave a comment and let me know what other quotes inspire or amuse you about wine. The list of quotes that I have been collecting […]

Apologies for the lack of notes this week, I have been unwell with the flu and as such, unable to taste wine (or anything else for that matter). Fear not, for I hope to have a pair of notes up on two rather contrasting Chardonnays by the end of the weekend, plus maybe something from […]

It has been over 8 years since I started this site in early 2005, so it was about time that I updated this page! Originally I was inspired by wine blogs like Vinography, and I decided to throw my hat in the ring with focus on Australian wine reviews and news. Since then the scope […]