Blind Tasting or Blind Faith

Blind Tasting or Blind Faith

Much has been written about how people make their judgements around the wines that they like and buy. But, I cannot find that there is one single factor that drives all of us and our decision making equally however it is evident that brand and the perceptive value of a brand are very influential in the way we think. In conjunction with this will be the impact of our own personally bias and preferences as I have many friends that will reluctantly try and drink something that for example is not from Australia to is not a Shiraz or Cabernet and that’s just fine but imagine what we are missing on? I had the pleasure of meeting with Christian Baeppler who is one of Australia’s leading sommelier’s at a very small off the road German winery just north...

2 of the best kept secrets of Europe

2 of the best kept secrets of Europe

The best thing about wine like food is that every new opportunity too try something new is a new conversation and a provides a whole new range of unique experiences and memories. I remember when I visited the Alsace region of France for the first time and the wonderful small town of Colmar , I was struck by the beauty and simplicity of the region but at the same time the wonderful complexity that it also bought to me. The Alsace is often seen as the poor cousin of the French wine industry as it has shared a very checkered past as  the region has traded hands between the Germans and the French for many years but please rest assured this is a very real part of France despite many of the very Germanic sounding towns in the region like Mullhouse. My love affair with...

Pressing Matters

Pressing Matters

Hi there everyone and welcome to Pressing Matters. The purpose of our blog is to keep you up to date with not only what we are doing at Decante This but also about what is happening in the wonderful world of wine which we are really excited to be able to share with you. We will scan on a regular basis the best of the wine worlds press and events and try and keep you up to date and informed with what is happening as I know how time poor everyone is so i hope this helps to give you a great all round opportunity to stay in touch and informed. We are really excited about the launch of our new company Decante This as it gives us the chance to share with you our knowledge, passion and love of wine, it has been an idea 20 years in the making and it is very close to being...