01/11 2016

In the pink: Australia’s Top 50 rose wines

In the pink: Australia’s Top 50 rose wines

Pink drinks are in. Rose is Australia’s fastest growing category. You’ll pay at least 30% more for a coloured sparkler than its white sibling but even tough guys are going weak at the knees for a glass of fresh rose. We’ve nearly reached the end of our season harvesting wine show scores with more than 32,000 ratings […]

21/10 2016

3000 chardonnays later, here are the Top 50 so far

3000 chardonnays later, here are the Top 50 so far

We’re entering the last lap of the show season with more than 24,000 scores from 37 shows in our system as of last night. With just one major capital city show to report we started wondering who was heading for the top of the chardonnay heap in 2016. We isolated more than 3000 ratings for this variety and […]

14/10 2016

1000 rieslings later, these are the best so far….

1000 rieslings later, these are the best so far….

We’re 2/3 through this year’s Australian wine show season. We’ve logged more than 20,000 scores and started wondering which was heading for this year’s best and fairest. Like many wine shows, we started with rieslings. More than 1000 scores have been posted for dry rieslings so far. After spending three days and nights cleaning up the data and running […]

15/08 2016

How to buy wine like a boss

How to buy wine like a boss

Cosmopolitan magazine has come up with the complete guide for buying wines for newbies. The September issue is on sale now.

11/08 2016

Helping the 96% who failed this wine test

Helping the 96% who failed this wine test

Study after study shows most people can’t tell wines apart by price alone. Expensive wines in a blindfolded test taste usually attract the same level of appreciation as those that are a fraction of the price. We at Vinloco live and die by this observation. That’s why we created our app to help people buy […]

19/07 2016

A world-beater? Or just selling another chardonnay?

It’s liquid gold!!!! ….. if you believe the retailer. “The xxxxx 2014 Chardonnay may become one of the most coveted wines in the land come the 1st of August, and we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss out on this spectacular release. Whilst we cannot reveal everything, the xxxx 2014 Chardonnay is due to […]

24/06 2016

You can’t taste price

You can’t taste price

We’ve been singing it from the rooftops for three years but now it’s official: “There is no direct correlation between price and quality in wine”. That’s from the world’s foremost wine authority, Jancis Robinson. Jancis has written nine books on wine including the definitive, 900 page “Oxford Companion to Wine” and just released the “24 […]

01/05 2016

“Honest” Coles still doesn’t declare private label wines

“Honest” Coles still doesn’t declare private label wines

Private label wine production is all about “integrity”, respect for wine producers and competing with brands on quality, according to the head of Coles supermarkets’ 500-strong portfolio of retailer-owned liquor brands. So much so, apparently, that Lucy Clements feels “a real responsibility to make sure… our liquor stores are true and honest places to sell […]

06/03 2016

6000 reasons why you should buy $7 wine

Or …proof that you can’t distinguish it from a $100 wine. We at Vinloco are passionate in our belief that wine can’t be chosen on price alone. So much so that we ponied up $400 to prove our point at our Australia Day BBQ. Here’s what happened: We selected five bottles of cabernet shiraz (the […]

03/03 2016

The great Australian blend of shiraz and cabernet sauvignon

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie – Oi, Oi, Oi! What the national chant lacks in sophistication is usually made up for with enthusiasm. So, as the flags start fluttering from cars around the nation ahead of Australia Day, our thoughts are turning to what will be in the Southern Cross-spangled cooler next Tuesday. Australia’s most distinctive wine […]

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