Merlot may not be venerated in Australia and it’s been “abused” in the US, but the grape “deserves more attention”, according to Jackson Family winemaker Chris Carpenter.
A new £99 wine by provocative Australian brand d’Arenberg has been dubbed “sexist” by a local female wine writer due to its controversial name.
A new AUS$2.5m distillery in McLaren Vale will begin operation this month with the hope of releasing its first single malt in two years’ time.
South Australian wine producer d’Arenberg has released the first artist’s impressions of a AUD$13 million futuristic five storey “cube” being built within its vineyard.
Italian variety Fiano may be the “closest to being McLaren Vale’s white” one producer as postulated.
The world’s finest bottles of pure Grenache – from Château Rayas to Torbreck’s Les Amis – are to feature in a comparative tasting in London on 12 October, and there are still a few spaces left for the trade.
Organic wine represents an important part of Australia’s reinvigorated premium push, believes the Angove team, which is busy expanding this side of its business.
Winemakers in McLaren Vale have moved one step closer to producing a collaborative blend which they believe could rival Penfolds’ Grange in quality.
Troubled drinks giant Treasury Wine Estates is to shut its Rosemount Ryecroft winery in Australia’s McLaren Vale as part of a cost-cutting initiative.
D’Arenberg’s flamboyant owner and winemaker, Chester Osborn, has been passionate about wine since he sat on Les Evans’ knee aged seven.
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