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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.

McLaren Vale’s Yangarra Estate: Lifting grenache to new heights

If you’ve been keeping up with the weather in South Australia over the past few weeks, no doubt you’re feeling a bit of sympathy for the state’s wineries. Extreme heat and violent unexpected storms are just two examples of the …

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Penfolds Grange 2012 and Penfolds St Henri 2013 – Make the list of the 20 most “extraordinary”red wines in Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

Lists of top wines published by Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate always grab headlines. The 2012 Penfolds Grange was featured on The Wine Advocate’s top 20 most “extraordinary” red wines, a list created from wines tasted in the bumper October …

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Pét-nat – Cool Champagne alternative for New Year’s Eve

          At Rootstock Sydney 2016 in November Pét-Nats were a hit. The full name of the wine is pétillant naturel – translation “naturally sparkling.” Made from red and white grapes, the wine is bottled while it’s still fermenting – …

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