The Perfect Match

by Andrea Frost
What wine to pair with people? While tomes have been written on pairing wine with every intellectual and sensory accompaniment available to a thinking and feeling person –food, literature, music...

The Invention of Wine

by Andrea Frost
God was sitting on one side of the boardroom table with his back against the window when a man walked in and introduced himself as Kevin from the Innovation Department....

Wine and anthropomorphism

by Andrea Frost
As a tool for describing wine, anthropomorphism or its gentler cousin personification are low in the serious wine critic’s armoury. Phrases such as “like a man flexing weight and muscle”...

For the love of Riesling?

by Andrea Frost
Why more people don’t like Riesling has baffled wine minds and Riesling champions for decades. And not just baffled, but broken hearts, tested wills and challenged the intellects of those...

Spring fever

by Andrea Frost
Flying from Europe’s approaching autumn into Australia’s blossoming spring, I was reminded what a well-coordinated spectacular the changing of the seasons is. Warm puffs of air in hectic spring winds,...

Buon Viaggio

by Andrea Frost
People can be so virtuous when it comes to the appropriate amount of luggage to pack for an overseas trip. I was packing for a six-week wine journey through Italy...

The cheeky glass of wine

by Andrea Frost
For something that exudes simplicity, the cheeky glass of wine is a deceptively complex drink. I can’t remember the number of times I’ve been asked to sneak off for a...

On wine and wondering

by Andrea Frost
Even though I spend a lot of time wandering in and wondering about nature, I confess I felt foolish being dropped in a vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand, so I...

The Unexamined Wine

by Andrea Frost
Sometimes the simplest statements have the most complex meanings, while other times they mean exactly what they say. Many statements about wine and life still baffle me no matter how...

Should a wine speak for itself?

by Andrea Frost
The writer and humorist Fran Lebowitz once wrote that, “great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.” If there’s another culture’s custom...