Episode 335 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently. It features Brad Hickey, who is the winemaker of the Brash Higgins winery in the McLaren Vale of Australia. Full interview here or http://illdrinktothatpod.com/ Some words on the interview by Alder Yarrow: “This is an interview in two parts, really. In the first half of…

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Mike Bennie, esteemed wine writer for The Wine Front, recently took a look at the new Brash whites for 2016 in Sydney and liked what he tasted. All four releases received 91 or higher points, with the R/SM riesling/semillon and ZBO zibibbo scoring 93+ and 94 respectively, both new highs for the wines. Here are the…

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Brash Higgins’ winemaker and vinitor, Brad Hickey, was profiled in America’s Food & Wine Magazine recently by Christina Pickard. Here’s what she had to say: American Winemakers Down Under “Raising Expectations in McLaren Vale” “McLaren Vale has long struggled to shake its reputation as a bulk wine region. It’s the last place you’d expect to find pithy, ginger-and-lemon tea…

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Qantas Inflight magazine recommends the Brash ZBO Zibibbo in its April edition. Written by wine writer Peter Bourne, the article explores the “Orange” wine craze which is sweeping the nation. Orange wines are white wines made like reds, meaning the skins stay in the fermenter a lot longer than normal to make wines with more tannin and complexity than…

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The Brash Higgins‘ 2015 “ZBO” Zibibbo is off and running, again,with a super healthy, natural wild ferment. 2015 wines all look great, with all the fruit now in the winery and happy as Larry, as they say here. A great feeling, and a couple new things on deck, as well. BH

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Nicole diligently hand pressing our amphora raised Zibibbo thru a screen last week. Takes a lot of time, but it’s the gentlest way I know to press skins. Especially skins that have been soaking in wine for 6 months. 14 ZBO release expected before Christmas 2014. BH

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Brash Higgins has been busy this Winter tending to the wines from 2014; topping and nurturing them. Here’s a rare glimpse inside the BH micro winery. We’re getting ready to bottle our 2013 SHZ and CBSV after a great day of racking the wines off their gross lees. The 21 amphora are sleeping; winter hibernation…

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Brash Higgins’ second vintage of ZBO zibibbo fruit is here and nestled safely into their locally made amphora. Much like our NDV nero d’Avola, Brash Higgins is super stoked to be the first to raise this crazy white grape variety in amphora in Australia. Must be tasted to be believed.

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The first Brash Amphora white has been released this week; just in time before Christmas feasts and celebrations. 100% Zibibbo was fermented on skins in our amphora for 5 months before being bottled in early December. A definite “Alice in Wonderland” wine where things don’t always seem to be as they are. Perfect match with…

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Leading up to vintage is always time to perform routine and, in this case, not so normal maintenance to get things ready for vintage. This week Brash was busy in our warm shed lining the bottoms of our amphora with molten bees wax to protect them from moisture. Bring on V2014. BH

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