Dangerously presuming numeracy, again, I estimate that Jefford’s won eight times as many Glenfiddich Awards as Goode. “He is also very familiar with Australia,” DWN continues, “having spent 2009 as a senior research fellow at the University of Adelaide and Wine Writer in Residence to the Wine 2030 Research Network.
Original Australians picking up some British habits in George Street Sydney ca 1830
But back to wine. One of the most sickening grovels occurred when some of the winemakers of Clare put their Rieslings under screw caps for the first time in 2000, and gave the credit to Charles Metcalfe or somebody from England. As a writer who respected and jealously protected his readers from the obnoxious rip-off of cork for some twenty years before that, tirelessly promoting the sanitary screw over the spongiform hive of Iberian germs that was cork, I was fascinated, but hardly surprised, to discover that they’d grovel to England before they listened to the local hack.