Fabulous Franc

Cabernet franc is on a high – emerging from its minor role in Right Bank Bordeaux blends to solo superstar status. I’ve been gathering some local francs along with others from around the country for a tasting at Ferment on Monday 28 October. It’ll be in the GT WINE format with a handful of Loire […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – WA Cabernets

Wow, this was a ripper tasting. It’s hard to imagine that it’s only 50 years ago that the pioneering winegrowers of the Great Southern and Margaret River planted the Bordeaux varieties – cabernet sauvignon and malbec initially – and later merlot cabernet franc and petit verdot. There is no doubt that as a state, Western […]

GT WINE Magazine Best of New Zealand Dinner – Bentley Restaurant and Bar

It’s a rare occasion when you get the chance to taste 17 spectactular New Zealand wines. We’re talking about those that have earned no less than 5 stars from the GT WINE tasting team. What better way to celebrate these superbly-crafted wines than over a dinner at Bentley Restaurant and Bar where Jimmy McIntyre will give an […]