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David Pike has drawn big red circles around February 9 and 10 in his work diary, as that’s when the best of the world’s rieslings will be at Frankland Estate’s  international t

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As we put another Australia Day long weekend behind us, David Pike offers his thoughts on refreshing rosé

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David Pike has emerged from the recent holiday period refreshed and enthusiastically positive. He’s certainly not buying in to the gloomy forecast for the local wine industry.

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ENJOYING a bottle of 1993 Pol Roger Blanc de Blanc at a campsite in Nornalup was the perfect way to see in the New Year.

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It’s not easy to pick the best of the year’s wine industry events or tastings, particularly when you’ve been invited to so many, but David Pike does his best.

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While David Pike is yet to take up a long-standing invitation to visit senior winemaker Nicole Esdaile and the team at Capel Vale, this week he tastes through his back catalogue and looks at some of the work they’ve been doing.

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David Pike wraps up the GWE auction.

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An exhibition at Vasse Felix gives history buffs an insight into the evolution of the wine industry in Australia, as David Pike reports.

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One of the special events this weekend involves world rugby domination ... the other some of the State’s best wines. More familiar with a reisling than a ruck, David Pike gives us his spin on the Great Wine Estates auction.

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Xanadu will provide its Lagan Reserve 1999 for auction at the Great Wine Estates Auction later this month. David Pike takes a look at the winery and its success.

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In this week’s look at the upcoming Great Wine Estates auction David Pike looks at what makes Leeuwin Estate the iconic winery it is.

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In this week’s look at the upcoming Great Wine Estates auction David Pike reveals some of the secrets of Plantagenet Wines.

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A driving force behind the successful Matilda Bay Brewing Company, Phil Sexton found things a little tougher than expected when he took on the wine business. Now, more than a decade later, the winery he started has become Devil’s Lair, and business is boo

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The fourth Great Wine Estates wine auction will be held on November 22. This unique event for the Western Australian community has established itself as an important catalyst for the promotion of Western Australian wine on the local, national and internat

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It seems David Pike was a couple of answers short at West Cape Howe winery’s recent ‘Culinary Inquisition’, where he presented some Spanish wines.

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While it has been a few years since David Pike attended a 21st birthday, a recent invitation was too good an opportunity to pass up.

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IF ever I were to be shipwrecked on a desert island with a crate or two of plonk I can say without a second’s hesitation that my drink of choice would be champagne.

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For the nation’s footballers and fans the business end of the season is fast approaching. It’s a similar story for those in the wine trade, with players this week limbering up at the Peel Estate shiraz tasting, as David Pike reports.

Riesling jumps out of the box

IT has been a long time coming but finally someone in Perth has taken the big step and presented a world-class line up of riesling wines.

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After the intensity of the recent Sheraton Wine Awards David Pike decides to take a breather from the grape and instead focus on some of the best spirits Scotland has to offer.

Cognac’s always a very special choice

JUST when many thought the first notes of spring had arrived we were given a sharp reminder of winter last week.

Gralyn and Houghtons top awards

THIS year’s Western Australian wine show circuit got under way last week with the announcement of the winners of the Sheraton Wine Awards. 

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When local wine scribes were given the chance to sample the winner of last year’s prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy from the Melbourne Wine Show, David Pike was on the guest list.

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Producers from the Great Southern have got in early this year, with this week’s Great Southern Perth tasting offering aficionados one of the first looks at the 2003 vintage, as David Pike reports.

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Despite their comparatively short time in the wine industry, the couple behind Margaret River’s Cape Grace Wines must be doing something right, as a stack of awards in recent years suggests. David Pike reports.

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The famous and ancient Porongurups provides the backdrop for some of the State’s best wineries, as David Pike reports.

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West Cape Howe has been a breath of fresh air among the winemaking operations of the Great Southern, as David Pike reports.

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The good folk of Plantagenet haven’t taken long to make their mark in the world of wine, as David Pike reports.

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The Evans & Tate Classic is back again. David Pike reviews the history of this fine wine and extols some of its virtues.

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While facing the ravages of winter, David Pike also discovers some of the hidden treasures that abound in WA’s Great Southern.

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The sun has set on the 2003 vintage. After taking part in his second consecutive vintage David Pike reports on the trials and tribulations of this season’s offerings.

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