John Lewis: Unique grapes explained in A to Z of "tipple trivia" plus wine reviews

By John Lewis
May 20 2020 - 1:00am
HAVING A GO: Adelaide Hills gruner veltliner pioneers Larry Jacobs (left) and Marc Dobson at their Hahndorf Hill vineyard and winery. The A to Z of wines will continue next week.

TODAY our Tipple Trivia Wine's Arcane from A to Z moves down to G and H and a focus on South African former intensive care doctor Larry Jacobs and ex-journalist and advertising copywriter Marc Dobson. On migrating to Australia in 1996, they had no plans to involve themselves in wine. Larry had given up medicine in 1988 to establish the Mulderbosch vineyards at Stellenbosch and Marc worked as a journalist and "ad man" in Cape Town and met Larry when he did Mulderbosch promotional work.

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