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Paul Hotker, the Senior Winemaker from the Icon of Langhorne Creek

Established in 1850, Bleasdale has a long and distinguished history in the South Asutralian wine industry. Senior Winemaker Paul Hotker inherited a brand of wine with more than 160 years of family winemaking experience, but is more than doing his part in leading Bleasdale into the next stage of its life. Throughout his career, Hotker has covered all stages of the grape-growing and winemaking process, starting in the industry as a viticulturist in the early 1990s, before transitioning into winemaking in 1999 (via a few other careers, one being bicycle messenger). Upon graduation of his Oenology degree in 2002, Hotker made the move across the ditch to Marlborough, New Zealand where he worked at Nautilus Estate for four years before...

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Wagyu Beef Grading and Marble Scores

Australia is one of the biggest producers of Wagyu beef in the world, and uses its own grading scale, the AUS-MEAT marbling system. This scale goes from 0 (no marbling) to 9+ (extraordinary amounts of marbling), the latter one being the highest grade. The amount of marbling in wagyu in an indicator of flavour richness, let’s start from Marble Score 2 and to see how it looks like. Everyone’s tastes are different, so use this guide below can help you to find the Marble Score that suits you best. Marble Score 2 Compared to regular grass-fed beef, Marble Score 2 is positively extravagant. Guaranteed tender and juicy, with a gentle but distinctive Wagyu flavour, Ideal for those of us that...

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