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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Australia

A guide to celebrating Grenache Day

Today is International Grenache Day, which is designed to raise the recognition for what is widely believed to be an underrated grape variety.

Friday, September 20th, 2013 No Comments »

Emphasis on winemaker too strong in Oz

Australia should shift its emphasis from the personalities behind the wines to the places where they come from, according to Tapanappa’s Xavier Bizot.

Friday, September 20th, 2013 1 Comment »

Australian beer drinking at 66-year low

New statistics released this week have put Australia’s beer consumption at a 66-year low and show that beer could soon be overtaken by wine.

Thursday, September 19th, 2013 No Comments »

Meantime Brewing creates ‘world’s best beer apprenticeship’

London-based craft brewer Meantime Brewing has joined forces with five other craft breweries around the world to offer what could be the world’s greatest apprenticeship.

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 No Comments »

Neil McGuigan: “Chardonnay must be refreshing”

Neil McGuigan, Australian Vintage CEO, tells db why he’s impressed by the Chardonnays of the Okanagan Valley and inspired by Philip Shaw.

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 No Comments »

Australia explores new Riesling options

Clare Valley winemaker Jeffrey Grosset has placed the introduction of his first range addition for 17 years against the backdrop of Australia’s increasingly experimental approach to Riesling.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Pig steals booze and starts fight with a cow

A feral pig has caused havoc at an Australian campsite after drinking up to 18 cans of beer and then going on a drunken rampage.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 4 Comments »

Torbreck owner defends departure

Dave Powell, founder of Barossa Valley-based wine estate Torbreck, has hit out at claims that his “volatile” management style led him to be ousted from the company he started up in 1994.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 1 Comment »

Top wines in the Asian media

The Asian media this week featured wines described as “bloody good”, “rich and dark”, “refreshing, ripe and juicy” and “elegant and classy”.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

Matthew Jukes recommends “one of the world’s finest value whites” and Terry Kirby picks out “a serious wine at a seriously good price.”

Monday, September 9th, 2013 1 Comment »

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