About greatwineblog

meAs an old Margaret River winemaker, Erl Happ, once told me “Wine is just a beverage. We shouldn’t take it too seriously!”

Most people give wine no more thought than what socks they wear. For me wine is more than just booze. There’s passion, place, culture and history in the glass. Understanding the wine dials up the pleasure.

Despite all the blather winemakers aren’t Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi or Mandela! However they do provide us with lots of pleasure.

I’m a Sydney based Wine Writer who enjoys writing about wine stories and wine makers. I write features for magazines including Gourmet Traveller WINE, Halliday Wine Companion Magazine, Selector, Your Margaret River Region Magazine, Marque, Found and PRIMOLife. I was nominated as a Finalist for the New Wine Writer of the Year Award 2016 run by the WCA and Gourmet Traveller WINE.

Blog posts attract 2000 readers a week across linkedin, instagram, facebook and twitter. If you enjoy what you read: like it, follow it, share it, comment with your own views on wine and life.

I quote the recommended retail price (RRP) for wines in Australian dollars. Due to the competitive nature of wine retailing, if you shop around you may find these wines for 10-20% less than their RRP. Happy hunting!

This website is proudly independent. I simply write about wines that I would recommend to others. I am very happy to receive samples and publish reviews of wines that I like. To contact regarding samples please email fergalgleeson@gmail.com in the first instance.

Now hey brother pour the wine!