Wine Education

Here at Tyrrell’s Wines we believe that wine knowledge is the key to wine appreciation, which is why we provide a variety of useful educational resources and articles to help you to better understand and enjoy your Tyrrell’s wine.

Wine Tasting vs Wine Drinking - Wine Education with Scott Richardson, Retail & Events Coordinator

Tue, July 17th 2012

The difference between wine tasting, as opposed to wine drinking, is that wine tasting involves concentration and consideration. Scott Richardson takes a sensory approach to wine appreciation.

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What happens to wine as it ages? - Wine Education with Scott Richardson, Retail & Events Coordinator

Tue, July 17th 2012

Scott Richardson answers your questions on what happens as wine ages? And, how do you know when it will be best to drink?

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To decant, or not to decant - Wine Education with Scott Richardson, Retail & Events Coordinator

Tue, July 17th 2012

Today, decanting wines seems a somewhat arcane and old fashioned process rendered unnecessary by the increasing demand for wines designed to be drunk in their youth and less formal attitudes to dining. But a wine can benefit from the decanting process. Scott Richardson explains what decanting is, how it benefits a wine and how long to let your wine breathe.

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Old Vines = Fine Wines - Wine Education with Scott Richardson, Retail & Events Coordinator

Tue, July 17th 2012

At Tyrrell’s Ashmans property in the Hunter Valley, the average age of our vineyards is over 60 years, with five blocks of vineyards well over 100 years and all producing extraordinary wines. But does the age of a vineyard really affect the wine it produces?

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Oak and Wine Part 1 - Wine Education with Scott Richardson, Retail & Events Coordinator

Tue, July 17th 2012

Scott Richardson has been putting together an education booklet for the Saturday Masterclass sessions and came across this information on the history of oak and wine.

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My Thoughts on Cellaring with Chris Tyrrell

Mon, July 16th 2012

As a young wine collector myself, I, perhaps like you, am constantly confronted with questions on cellaring wine, i.e. when should I drink certain wines? Or perhaps should I sell certain wines? Is it too early to open the first of my only two bottles of Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin 2005? Like us, all wines change over time - they have a youth, a middle age, an old age, and finally, they will fade away. Exactly where on this developmental curve you most enjoy the wine will be a personal and subjective thing. Here in lies the problem with vintage charts.

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