A recent post I made on Twitter made some noise. What I posted isn't important, nor how many retweets I had (only 2!). What was important was I received an e-mail from a (quite well-known and respected) Australian Wine Writer. He was interested in my post and wanted to investigate the topic further - as all good journalists should do!
After I returned candid and brief e-mail, I promptly received a phone call from the Wine Writer. We spoke at length about the topic I had tweeted about. After our lengthly conversation, we began to speak about other things and he asked me about the Alkimi wines. I told of my plans and he was good enough to suggest some people I should get in contact with to help me find what I was looking for. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation as he spoke with knowledge, experience and was interested to understand my point of view.
It can be as small as a telephone conversation, but it gave me a fresh and positive view on the journalist's side of the wine industry. It was great to talk such a genuine person on a professional level. It made me realise we're all after the same thing in this game; wine that is honest and good drinking.
Alkimi Wines is the creation of Stuart Dudine and name reflects his philosophy and approach to wine; making exceptional wine is the ability to use one's skills and knowledge in a manner that will craft wines that are beautiful to drink.