It is official - more Australian wine is now sold through online channels than exported to one of Australia's biggest markets - New Zealand. And with high growth expected to continue no winery can afford to miss out on the growing opportunity to sell wine online.
Arguably one of the most consistent sites in Australia for producing merlot of interest and quality, a vineyard that allows us (drinkers) to see legacy of winemaking and site hand-in-hand from the variety. A good thing.
Paolo and Maria Bottin are the proprietors of Vigna Bottin; a family legacy traipses back to ye olde Italy but the first travelling generation arrived in Australia in the 1970s and McLaren Vale. The Bottin family have been growing grapes for others for some time, but decided to plant vermentino, sangiovese and barbera for themselves, [...]
South Australia's McLaren Vale is leading the nation in creating a sustainable wine industry. Nearly half the region's growers have joined the McLaren Vale Sustainable Winegrowing Australia program since it started in 2009. The only program of its kind in Australia has producers answering a series of questions to compile a report on the sustainability of their vineyards.
…and labels are more important that terroir or character.We have companies that try to fill the price point and demographic. We have concocted animal labels. We have $ 25 crappy Pinot Grigio and $ 200 over oaked Napa Cabs. Bordeaux changed their winemaking. Australia Burned too bright and then burned out, because people didn't get it.
If you are a buyer, please, "get it".
Adelaide Hills, Australia
3. Chateau Leoville Lascases 1961
4. Chateau Latour 1966
5. Penfold Grange Hermitage 1982
6. Moulin Touchais 1959
7. Blandy Madeira Solera
8. Blandy Madeira Solera
Gran Cama de Lobos 1864
Turkey Flat Vineyards is a wine estate located in the Barossa Valley in Australia. It was here, on the banks of Tanunda Creek where bush turkeys once roamed, that pioneer Silesian settler Johann Friedrich August Fiedler planted his first vines in 1847. Shiraz is still produced from these vines planted in 1847 - some of the oldest in the world. But the estate now also has vines at Bethany, Koonunga Hill and Stonewell, producing generous, warm, friendly reds and this full, fresh white blended from three Rhône varieties.
Gerald Diffey, the dapper Englishman behind Brooks , the highly successful restaurant in Melbourne, Australia, was back in London, principally, I gleaned, to take his friends and family to discover the capital's latest restaurants. He had just approved of the pour from the bottle of Verget.
…variety) and it has "rosso" in the name (making it sound Italian), this wine comes from Australia.
In addition to being semi-sparkling, this is a semi-sweet wine and is meant to be served chilled.
My first impression of it is that it reminds me of Cold Duck - or at least my distant memory of it. is a red sparkling wine that was popular in the 1970′s. My parents would drink it every now and then and I remember smelling & tasting it (just a small sip) …
Just as every story about Australia is spiritually obligated to include a photo of the Sydney Opera House (seriously, what is with that?), the close of November brings the wine geek heartburn of Ye Olde DreadedWine Pairing Article .
Long-time 1WD readers already know how I feel about the subject of Ye Olde Dreaded Thanksgiving . But there is NO way that any wine writing gig is letting a wine writer out of having to pen that one, … Wine Pairing Article