The Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation ( GWRDC) will present the latest insights on Chinese consumer wine preferences in the first INseries events kicking off in May. ‘China Insights' will be the first topic addressed in the INseries breakfast workshops, taking place in five of the top Australian wine regions exporting to China - McLaren Vale (23 May), the Barossa Valley (24 May), the Hunter Valley (27 May), the Yarra Valley (28 May) and Margaret River (30 May).
A group of international filmmakers recently spent a few days looking at the ‘extreme' side of the Hunter Valley wine industry, for a documentary series called WINERAM. Aimed at providing a wine adventure instead of the regular wine review, WINERAM Productions was established by American entrepreneur and wine enthusiast Colin West, who wanted to make the industry more appealing to younger generations.
…to form an open-ended parcel. (*Or vice versa.)
Place on trays and bake for 15 minutes or, depending on the oven, until nicely puffed and golden. Serve as a side dish. For finger food, follow the same procedure but cut each sheet of pastry into nine squares and trim the asparagus to length. Accompany with a Clare riesling or a Hunter Valley semillon. Maybe a Yarra Valley pinot noir. But not a solid red, which would clash with the blue cheese.
1995 Brokenwood Shiraz Graveyard - Australia, New South Wales, Hunter Valley
Coffee/mocha aromas, with lots of Hunter Valley style from the leather and some low level (but not unpleasant) brett. Quite well rounded on the palate, there is a good interplay of savoury and sweet fruit notes. To me it probably just lacks a little structure to take the step to excellent. 91/100
2002 Brokenwood Shiraz Graveyard - Australia, New South Wales, Hunter Valley
First vintage of this wine under screwcap. Some floral notes with plum, cranberry and plenty of Hunter Valley style leather and earth. The fruit is definitely light-medium weighted but there is enough there that it isn't an issue for me and it melded well with the more earthy elements. Very good for the vintage, this is a relatively short term drinking prospect and I think it was showing really well right …
…John Beeston and wine writer James Halliday founded Brokenwood in 1970 in the Hunter Valley. This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The wine was matured in 75% French and 25% American barriques. The total acidity is 6.9 grammes per litre, pH is 3.4, and the residual sugar is nil. This wine was sealed with a screwcap.
This wine was imported by Tryffelsvinet AB.
Colour : Dark purple
Aroma : Milk chocolate, mint, blackcurrant, oak
Taste : Mint, …
…both an aboriginal word for ‘good view' and the name of our vineyard in the central ranges of NSW. As the birds that live here can testify, it does have a bloody good view."
To accompany either or both of these superb wines how about something equally as rich and delicious, a tart with more than a passing nod to Zewelwai . Tart's ‘homeland' , in the shape of a
*Thesampled in was their Wild Ferment Sauvignon…
Jacob's Creek announced on Monday that the 2013 vintage is already underway in Australia - and the prospects for quality are good (for those vines that have escaped the bushfires). Approximately one in four grapevines in Australia is Shiraz, and the variety is found from the Hunter Valley in the.