Behind the Wine

A world of thanks from Sam Plunkett

As Sam would say: “It’s been quite a year” How does an independent winemaker caught in some of the biggest back-to-back challenges of his whole career keep it together without skipping a beat?  It’s simple – just 200,000 Angels. As harvest wraps in Australia, Sam Plunkett’s taking stock of everything he’s been through this […]

Naked Truth

85% of Australian winemakers are losing money?

It’s hard to believe that an entire industry can be so bad off. I’ve previously written about how tough it is for wineries to make money and how even the guys who sell wine for $800 a bottle can still lose their shirts, and the vintage report from this year’s Winemakers’ Federation of Australia drives the […]