On a beautiful sunny day in Currency Creek, John Loxton, head winemaker at Ballast Stone wines, presented the winery’s ten latest vintages of shiraz at a lunch in the barrel room at the winery on 10/10/10. John Riddell of Channel 7 and Mix 102.3 hosted the event, attended by 150 or so guests. Tigchandler collected a few snippets of the entertaining commentary by the Johns.
John R asks John Loxton:
What do you prefer to see going into the Ballast Stone shiraz? podcast
And what do you expect from the coming vintage? podcast
What about the cellaring potential of the various vintages? podcast
English-born, lived several years in Wellington, NZ, then in Adelaide, South Australia, and recently moved back to New Zealand. With an economics background, I have worked in researching wine consumption patterns, marketing, economics and social media at the University of Adelaide. I also worked a vintage and in wineries in McLaren Vale so have seen both the research/analytical side of the industry and the practical/hands-on side. I have retail experience and many ongoing industry links all around Australia and overseas. This blog reflects my ongoing passion for everything related to the wine industry.
Looking good, keep it up.