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Early season 2019 view of the Paradise Rescued Bordeaux merlot vineyard

Bordeaux vineyards all start with soil

When I wrote my second book “It’s Not About the Dirt”, I knew from the start that the title would be a little controversial. That’s part of the charm of writing a book? If you write what everyone has written and don’t express a new philosophy, then it probably isn’t worth the effort? In the […]

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Vision: What YOU see, is what YOU get!

What you see is what you get! That’s right. It sounds like a corny line from a family quiz show doesn’t it? But it actually hides a very important life lesson for us all. Either as individuals or as part of an organisation. We have all been brought up to believe that that we have […]

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Summer Shock! Put your Red Wine in the Fridge!

No, heresy! Summer shock report from Paradise Rescued. Put your red wine in the fridge! Yes, that’s right – you read the headline correctly! Following a fairly late and lacklustre spring here in Melbourne, summer is finally starting to emerge. The thermometer today passed 30C for the first time and one could say it was […]

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Why Failure is NOT an Option

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] When I first published this blog, I was just starting to write the first chapter of my second book “It’s Not About the Dirt“. Although now this book is seen much […]

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Tough-minded Optimism

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] I was reminded in the week by another great blog from the Pacific Institute about the issue of (overdoing) optimism. I am not sure that I was exactly born an optimist or […]

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Passion – the third secret ingredient

This week for our blog, we are publishing a guest blog post that our Founder Director David Stannard wrote for the amazing team at Dracaena Wines, Paso Robles, California in their monthly article featuring people’s Passion, very often and notably in the wine business. We thought we would share it here for you. At Paradise Rescued, Passion […]

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