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Welcome to this weeks Irregular Update which features Chapter Six of the 2008 Victorian Tour Diary. This is the final Chapter in this series. When I started preparing this Chapter, I thought it would be short as it didn't look like I had all that many tasting notes left to type. Wrong! Its way longer than I first thought and there are two reasons for that situation. Firstly, I tried something unusual at the end of this trip. I dictated a heap of tasting notes into my recorder as a trial. Secondly, and more importantly, I had recorded a huge amount of really good stuff at the wineries we visited. The diary starts with our final winery in Beechworth, Golden Ball, that makes very consistent, quality wines. We then moved to Brown Brothers which was better than expected. Rutherglen was the next stop. Our appointment at Jones Winey went really well; here is a small winery to watch over coming years. We did the full tour at Campbells, as well as tasting their whole fortified range. We also dropped in on Andrew Buller at Buller's Winery, and as usual, Andrew provided a unique insight into a hot topic of debate. All this and load more can be found here.
A Snippet has been added this week. Its titled, "Are Grange Buyers Stupid?" and judging by the comments from Peter Gago, the Grange winemaker, he must think that is the case. It can be found here.
The News section has been back to normal this week. Stories of possible interest are:
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This weeks wine quote. The Value of a Drink - "Sometimes when I reflect
back on all the wine I drink I feel shame. Then I look into the glass and think
about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes and dreams ... If I
didn't drink this wine, they might be out of work and their dreams would be
shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this wine and let
their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.'" ~ Jack Handy