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About merrill@cellarit.com

Wine and art are my two big passions and I think they complement each other really well. I love everything about wine, and especially the stories about the people who make it. Top winemakers are as fascinating as great artists! Both care passionately about what they do and want to make a difference. In my blog posts I try to give you a taste of what the best minds in the wine world are thinking and doing.

The seriously delicious Hentley Farm Clos Otto Shiraz

In the early years of this century, Americans couldn’t seem to get enough of Australia’s top wines, especially the full-bodied and sometimes ridiculously rich shiraz from the Barossa and beyond. But a spiralling Aussie dollar, changing tastes and some serious …

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South Africa: Old vine stock discoveries make the Cape Wine Lands one of most exciting places on the planet to make wine

Viticulturist Rosa Kruger has played a leading role in revitalising South Africa’s wine industry. According to the Wine Advocate’s Neal Martin: She is to South Africa what Mme Loubat was to Pomerol. Just as the former grande dame of Petrus …

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Newcomer Lisdillon Pinot Noir 2015 – Wins Top Gold at Tasmanian Wine Show

No fewer than 57 wines entered the 2015 pinot class of the recently judged Tasmanian Wine Show, a testament to the growing reputation and popularity of pinot noir in the island state. Some familiar names dominated the trophy and gold …

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