Auburn Temperance Hall, 1982
I'm in the wine industry
because I like drinking
actually ... I reckon I'm
pretty representative of
the heavy boozing section
It's not as crazy as it all sounds, but it's simply limited resources. If I happen to have Semillon there and Clare Riesling (which is our name for Crouchen) there, that's how it happens. Nothing other than that. See, if I've always bought Grenache from someone, and they want to sell some, I'll buy it, and that's how this Grenache evolved. It was simply availability. That's pretty simple.
I believe that very intensely. I really do.
And you blokes, you writers, you say "that wine's terrible." You're obsessed with standardisation. I'd love it if more people came to see it as a mood. I mean a mood, and not a gold-embossed con! You know, these cigarette-type labels. People must look and think for themselves.