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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.

Leeuwin Estate Masterclass with Winemaker Phil Hutchison

Recently the Wine Advocate’s Lisa Perrotti-Brown singled out “eight stellar” Western Australia producers “who are killing-it when it comes to innovation, quality and coaxing the terroir into the bottle: Cloudburst, Cullen, Frankland Estate, Leeuwin Estate, Moss Wood, Peccavi, Plantagenet and …

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Powell & Son – A “Seriously Impressive” new wine label

In her recent report on South Australian wines, the Wine Advocate’s Lisa Perrotti-Brown singled out two newcomers, Powell & Son and Sons of Eden, as “seriously impressive.” Anyone familiar with the Barossa’s fabled Torbreck Wines would have already guessed that …

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Rave Reviews for Santorini’s Assyrtiko

“Among the World’s Great Whites” Not sure about you, but a few years ago I’d never heard of Assyrtiko, the native white grape of Santorini? So I was intrigued to read that the Wine Advocate’s Mark Squires, no less, claims …

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