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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Top 7 Wine World Disrupters

Late last week, I had the pleasure of participating in a very well run and thought provoking Disruption workshop led by David Platt and Larry Quick from Resilient Futures in Melbourne. Reflecting afterwards, I quickly found myself wearing my Paradise Rescued Founder Director’s hat and compiling a short list of potential Disrupting Factors, which I […]

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5 degrees of separation make Bordeaux Wine success

I have heard all extremes here in the Bordeaux vineyards over the last three weeks ranging from very sad tales of back to back harvest failures to extremely small harvests and even exuberant social media postings of mega success. Making a Bordeaux Wine success in 2018 required continual attention and hard work. And many degrees […]

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The heat is (full) on in Bordeaux

Europe is having a (really) hot summer. Tragic fires have torched parts of Greece. Many parts of southern Europe are starting to resemble Australia in prolonged heat and temperature. The global warm-up continues. And in the vineyards? The heat is (full) on in Bordeaux! 2018 is shaping up as a year of incredible contrast. In […]

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