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1. Aussie Wine – Reality Check
Buying Wine Online – the Great Equalizer - More choice, wherever you live
Super-Premiums, Wine Wankers & $20 Wines – A 5-minute history of fine wine
Wine Companion 2016 – Consumers are the Losers
Halliday’s 2015 scores – over the top as usual – Retailers love them
Yalumba – Light on the Hill. An enlightened family wine company
Who Makes my Wine, and Who Cares? Woolworths, Coles and the Fake Wine Label game
Huon Hooke & Bob Campbell form #RealReviews Initiative – Inflated Scores, Kickbacks & Cash for Comment
Pulling the Cork on Ethics in Wine Writing – ABC radio exposes some disturbing trends
The Flawless World of Halliday’s Wine Companion – real stories or native advertising?
2. Best Lists
Great Wines Under $10? You Bet! We go where no other wine site dares to go
Aussie Wines – Stunning Value. A shortlist of our Best Finds 2016
3. Wine Styles
Riesling is the Victim of Bad Marketing – Why our best wines go so cheaply
Falling in Love with Riesling – white wine for grown-ups, on our Riesling blog
Robert Parker still seduced by overripe Reds – the bigger, the better
Coonawarra – Corrupted Forever. They stretched the boundaries
Shiraz – Return from the Dead – from Shiraz muffins to top dog
I’m Bored with Shiraz. It’s time we moved on and grew up
Marlborough Men and the death of Sauvignon Blanc – how they sold their soul
4. Rough Guides to Wine
5. Buying Wine – How to avoid the traps
Why we use street prices at BWU$20 – because we’re for real
Online – The Smart Way to Buy Wine – get the best prices anywhere in Australia
Halliday Points & Real Reviews – Brave Move by Huon Hooke and Bob Campbell
Should wine mailers use wine scores to sell wine? – They all do it but is it misleading?
6. History & Mystery – From Max Schubert to Murray Tyrrell & Wolf Blass
John Vickery, Riesling’s Max Schubert, and he’s still making wine.
How Max Schubert saved Penfolds. He did so much more than create Grange
7. The good, bad and ugly in the wine market
Wine in Australia is a Distorted Business. Costco & ALDI looming larger
8. How corporate raiders destroyed our wine industry
9. Wine judging
Do trophies & medals mean anything? Not when they hand out 30,000 in 2 shows
Australian Wine Shows have a bright future? Not if past performance is anything to go by
Whom can you Trust with Wine Reviews? – Reviewers’ Ratings are all over the bottle shop
Wine Writers – What are they on? I want some of it
Wine Reviews – Experts & Train Wrecks Far from Reality
When Wine Writers become Brands Further from Reality