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Fergal Gleeson

Wine & Wineries
15/08/2018

The Rise of Organic and Biodynamic Wine

Five years ago, organic and biodynamic winemaking might have seemed left field or faddish. But jump forward to 2018 and you see an increasing number of converts to sustainable agriculture in the Margaret River region. Fergal Gleeson spoke to three of the regions wineries in…
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Wine & Wineries
15/08/2018

Off the Beaten Track Wineries

At 50 years of age, the Margaret River wine region now has many wineries that are globally recognised such as Vasse Felix, Leeuwin Estate and Cullen Wines. But that’s only part of the region’s story. There are close to one hundred cellar doors in the…
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Wine & Wineries
10/07/2018

Winter Wine Pairing

Winter feasting inevitably means we reach for warming winter red wine. Fergal Gleeson suggests which local drops go well with hearty meals. American singer Kathy Mattea once said that 'a gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic'. It's a sentiment that I…
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Wine & Wineries
29/03/2018

The Night Shift: Ensuring a Good Vintage by Picking at Night

If you're gunning down a road in wine country around midnight in early autumn, the lights you see are probably not UFOs. It's unlikely to be a rave. Nor are you seeing an unusual cult ritual. You are observing the nocturnal movements of the winemaker…
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