Heard it Through the Grapevine

Michael Hince gives us an insight into the world of wine and wine-makers.

Michael Hince is a former editor of The Epicurean magazine, restaurant reviewer and contributor to the Age, The Age Good Food Guide, the Weekly Times and the Herald Sun.

He has edited a number of wine trade magazines, including the Wine and Spirit Review, and still contributes to a range of publications.

One of his more recent pieces, from the Spring Edition of Business Excellence, investigates the challenges facing the Victorian Wine Industry.

Michael also conducts wine appreciation classes.

He is passionate about wine and food and brings a wealth of knowledge to Vision Australia Radio every week with two programs, “Heard it through the Grapevine” – every Saturday at 7.30pm and “Table Talk”, every 2nd Saturday at 7.00pm.

Coming up on Heard it Through the Grapevine:






Jeff Kennett talks all things wine on Grapevine




On Saturday 2nd November former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett opens up about his secret wine and food passions – so for a different perspective on all things wine (and some things food) make sure you catch Jeff  at 8.00 pm on 1179 Vision Australia Radio – Melbourne.


Great Western Revival 

En route to Ararat, the Pyrenees and the Grampians you could wiz through the hamlet of Great Western on the...Highway in a blink. Big Mistake! Great Western, now a region in its own right, is home to both Seppelt Great Western www.seppelt.com.au and Bests www.bestswines.com who both make ripper reds and are famous for, among other things, classic Sparkling Reds formerly known as Sparkling Burgundies! I will be talking to relevant winemakers on a future Grapevine.

Liquid Gold from Rutherglen

I had the privilege of tasting a 114 year old liqueur fortified at a recent lunch at Morris Wines in Rutherglen to celebrate 20 years of winemaking by David Morris. David took over the reigns from his famous father Mick Morris in 1993. Not only did I get to taste some excellent, award-winning fortifieds but also an interesting vertical tasting flight of Morris Durif dating back to 1990 through to 2013.

Read more of Michael's visit to Rutherglen by downloading his blog here (Word, 399KB)



Michael Hince gives us an insight into the world of wine and wine-makers.