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  • My Love Affair with Shiraz, Part II

    On Sep 06, 2013 12:06:38 PM

    After leaving Roseworthy College, it was time to put all this knowledge to use. The emphasis of studies at Roseworthy was that grapes should be harvested at their maximum size because it was believed that they would be at their maximum flavour. I soon learned that this was not the case. We were also taught to pick the grapes at 12.5 Beaume which, would give you the highest possible yield.

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  • My love affair with Shiraz

    On May 20, 2013 12:55:13 PM

    My love affair with Shiraz started during my September school holidays in 1972. There was a large team planting vines in our Heysen vineyard and it was my job to water them in with a long hose connected to a large tank on the back of a small truck. It was not so much the watering that had me hooked that day but the ability to drive the truck, a huge thrill for an eleven year old. I had to wait for the tank to empty, uncouple the hose so that we knew where we were up to in the row, then drive the truck to the end of the row. Astounding stuff for a kid at that age.

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