Neil McGuigan and his semillon at the 2010 LIWF

I ran into Australian wine maker Neil McGuigan at the 2010 International Wine Fair here in London not long ago and this time, rather then talk about his Handmade shiraz, Neil wanted to tell me all about his latest vintage of semillon. Neil is very proud of his semillon and even though we were drinking his latest vintage, he believes that it can live on for many years. As a matter of fact, the last time he was in town, we did try one of his older semillons from the ’90’s and it was tasting still quite fresh. I asked him to tell me a bit more about what he is trying to achieve with his 2010 semillon. Watch the video to find out more. In the meantime, his wines are widely available in the UK from Majestic, Winesdirect and Laithwaites. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInPocketRedditGoogleTumblrEmailPrintPinterestLike this:Like...

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Neil McGuigan and his Handmade Shiraz at Roussillon

I’ve come to realize that I’ve got a love/hate¬†relationship with Australian wine. Hate the cheap, supermarket¬†stuff, love the premium vino. Well, can you blame me? Why couldn’t it be the other way around, love the cheap stuff, hate the expensive stuff – if only. I was at the fashionable French restaurant, Roussillon for a food and winematching¬† lunch the other day with the winemakers of McGuigan Vineyards, Neil McGuigan and Peter Hall and had a chance to chat with them about their super-premium wine, the 2008 Handmade Shiraz. McGuigan Vineyards started out in the Hunter Valley but they now source their grapes from some of Australia’s most famous wine regions, including, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Eden Valley and Langhorne Creek, which is where this particular shiraz hailed from, click on the video to find out more about this super-premium… [viddler id=49575c47&w=437&h=392] I was invited to lunch by Cube Communications. Thanks, guys! Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInPocketRedditGoogleTumblrEmailPrintPinterestLike this:Like...

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