Let’s forget those NYE Resolutions

So we all did the family thing and behaved ourselves over the Christmas festival! Well done. And now it’s the end of the year and time to really let ourselves go, drown away whatever happened in 2019 and get merry with the possibility of what could happen in 2020. And in a moment of over […]

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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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Bordeaux Vineyard Summer Solstice

I can’t think of a better time of year than the summer solstice in a Bordeaux vineyard. And right now, I am completely jealous of some friends now who are holidaying at the Paradise Rescued property and winery in Cardan Bordeaux. And who keep sending me lots of lovely photos taken from the kitchen terrace […]

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