Category Archives: Old World Wine

Tigs’ pick of wines to buy in Adelaide

Bon voyage Tigs! Any tips? As I prepare to leave Australia after seven years, friends in Adelaide are asking me which wines I think are the best of the bunch that they can buy here. I believe this is a … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Marquis – a goldmine in the heart of wine country

Wandering around the streets of Adelaide near the iconic Central Market on Gouger Street I happened across a new icon – the Marquis. Glancing inside I was stunned by the sight of the wine wall stretching down the middle of … Continue reading

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Chinese wine consumption today – through the eyes of a Tianjin retailer

Many of the traditional wine markets around the world, such as the US and European countries exhibit relatively mature total demand characteristics, although patterns of demand are constantly shifting. Wine marketers wishing to capitalise on expanding wine markets are tending … Continue reading

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Spicy and suave – the Alsatian sensation – Hugel gewürztraminer

Those who follow the Tigchandler blog will know of my passion for this noble grape – gewürztraminer. This is how the Tig blog was born, reviewing New Zealand’s Brookfields and Coopers Creek gewürztraminers. New Zealand continues to excite with stunning … Continue reading

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Meet the Australian flying Swedish-Italian winemaker in the hills!

On a clear sunny spring day I drove up into the Adelaide Hills to interview a very interesting man I had met a couple of weeks earlier at an artisan winemaker tasting in McLaren Vale, where he was presenting his … Continue reading

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An evening with the Super Tuscans on St Paddy’s Day!

On St Patrick’s Day 2011 I was not downing the traditional Guinness or Jameson’s but rather, indulging my love for wine and my love for learning about wine – at Edinburgh Cellars in Adelaide, where Jacopo Pandolfini presented a range … Continue reading

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