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Sunday 21 September 2014

Barossa

Barossa mourns Doug Lehmann

Doug Lehmann, deputy chairman of Peter Lehmann Wines, has died almost exactly one year after his own father, the company’s founder, passed away.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Jacob’s Creek launches wine aged in whisky barrels

While whisky is commonly aged in wood from the wine industry, Jacob’s Creek has launched the opposite: a range of red wines aged in whisk(e)y barrels.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 1 Comment »

Barossa needs ‘more honest’ style

Barossa Valley winemakers need to break free from the region’s “default setting” and revisit the lighter expressions of its past, believes one winemaker.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 1 Comment »

‘Secret’ collection of fortified wines released

A rare collection of fortified wines held “in secret” by several generations of winemakers at Seppeltsfield’s Barossa Valley cellars has been released.

Friday, March 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Vines escape ruin from raging bushfire

An Australian vineyard has narrowly escaped destruction after a bushfire swept through the Barossa Valley yesterday.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Powell taken to court over Laird slur

Dave Powell, founder of Barossa Valley-based wine estate Torbreck, has been taken to court by the company’s owner, Pete Kight.

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 No Comments »

Australian wine: Ripe for the picking

Australian wineries are proving popular with Chinese buyers keen to ensure their supply of wine.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013 No Comments »

China’s largest local brand goes global

COFCO is to use global sourcing for China’s biggest wine brand and buy an Australian winery.

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 5 Comments »

Aussie wine trends: 2. Refining Shiraz

Although less dramatic than Chardonnay’s stylistic swing from broad to bony, Australia’s flagship grape Shiraz has also been losing weight and gaining tone.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 1 Comment »

Aussie wine trends: 6. Semillon/Sauvignon

As part of an attempt to compete with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Australia has renewed its focus on the quality and style of its Semillon and Sauvignon.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 No Comments »

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