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    Entries in Wine (7)

    Monday
    Jul232018

    The lawyer as wine tourist

    Wine man Gabriel Wendler visits the extraordinary Thomas Hardy Wine Library in Adelaide and d'Arenberg's Cube at McLaren Vale ... One of the great wine book collections in the world, while The Cube makes a big impact on the Southern Vales 

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    Tuesday
    Dec052017

    Concerning Champagne

    Champagne - a product as much driven by marketing and legend as by the content of the bottle ... Ten myths exploded in a new critique of the bubbly libation ... Justinian's wine man G.D. Wendler explains, just in time for Christmas  

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    Tuesday
    Jun162015

    Viticulture in Van Diemen's Land

    Lawyers and the grape ... Guy Green and William Cox - Tasmania's vine growing chief justices, who managed not to produce any wine ... Gabriel Wendler reviews a painstaking history of Tasmanian wine 

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    Monday
    Dec092013

    In the matter of wine

    For holiday reading Justinian's wine man Gabriel Wendler recommends Jonathan Nossiter's Liquid Memory - Why Wine Matters ... A deconstruction of wine guides and the points system ... Loves and hates exposed ... A wine romp 

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    Friday
    Jul262013

    Michael Sexton and the Super Tuscans

    NSW solicitor general Michael Sexton discusses Italian reds and whites with Justinian's wine correspondent, Gabriel Wendler ...  Region by region, grape by grape, they let their taste buds do the talking 

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    Tuesday
    Dec182012

    Halliday's 15,000 bottles

    Holiday reading for the wine lover (and drinker) ... Wine correspondent G.D. Wendler gets his nose into James Halliday's autobiography A Life in Wine ... A great journey from Clayton Utz to viticultirist, vigneron and vintner 

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    Wednesday
    May252011

    The language of wine

    G.D. Wendler, barrister and wine correspondent, gets his nose into a book that seeks to distill the language of wine ... Vocabulary and its detachment from objectivity ... The Philosophy of Wine 

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