Australian Vintage

Chardonnay Masters 2017: the results in full

Where once the choice for Chardonnay drinkers was either a big, buttery, oaky expression or, in response, an austere, lighter version, now producers have found an appealing middle ground, as Patrick Schmitt MW and fellow judges discover.

Australia’s Nepenthe extends UK range

Australian wine brand Nepenthe is launching a selection of wines from its Altitude and Pinnacle collections into the UK, shining a light on the cool climate Adelaide Hills region. 

Peter Gago: ‘Struck match is on the way out’

The ‘struck match’ character prevalent in top-end Chardonnay from Australia is ‘on the way out’, according to Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago.

Riesling gets its mojo back, says Neil McGuigan

You may be thinking, ‘I’ve heard this one before’, but Riesling really is on the move, according to Neil McGuigan, who says that the grape is getting its mojo back.

Uncorked: Neil McGuigan

June 12th, 2017

AV pushes brands over bulk

February 19th, 2015

McGuigan sets up HK office

September 10th, 2014

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