Elimination of a 15 per cent import tariff into Japan on Australia's wine during the next seven years as part of the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership has been welcomed by the Winemakers' Federation of Australia ( WFA). "This agreement is a critical part of developing export opportunities for our Australian wine in Japan," WFA president Tony D'Aloisio said.
…find delicious examples (either in blends or alone) in, , Australia, , and to name but a few. All will have the signature blackcurrant aromas and firm tannins; drink this grape variety with hard cheeses and red meat dishes for a great food and wine match.
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When I saw the name of this wine, it immediately made me think of Australia. And it turns out that the name StickyBeak is an Australian wine term. But wine is not from Australia. Most wine under this brand comes from , except for this one which is from the region in .
The producers of this wine do have a connection to Australia as importers of Australian wines. The StickyBeak name is a reference to them being "nosy neighbors" …
Pinot noir lends itself to small scale, single site winemaking but there's nothing wrong with broad scale, multi-site blending. This is from the region of Western Australia.
I want to leave you with a magnificent photograph of a Pinot Noir vineyard just before harvest owned and farmed by my good friend David Lloyd at Eldridge Estate Vineyard in Victoria, Mornington Peninsula, Australia.
Latest figures on Australia's wine export performance show a steep 12 per cent decline in sales to China, underlining the earnings impact of the central government's austerity drive and crackdown on ostentatious banquets to the local wine sector.
Wine marketers have learned to play the lifestyle card and the Australians are betting heavily on it for their Restaurant Australia wine/food/tourism promotion. Wine magazines are on the band wagon with the rest of the media.
Although wine is my serious focus, I must say that I found the lifestyle aspects of the new Wine Enthusiast engaging and entertaining. Don't judge me too harshly for this statement. It is easy to criticize the lifestyle marketing trend, but I think that magazines …
Easter is not as big a celebration in Australia as it is here - well, it wasn't in my family, anyway. But never one to say no to a party, I've fully embraced the tradition since moving to the UK.
…over a glass of Col Fondo, and all of a sudden folks started appearing. Matt from Australia, Walter from Holland, engaged folks. Light, bright, happy. Sure we all have problems, who doesn't? But this is the wine business, not cleaning up a nuclear reactor that has melted down. It's joyous work.