Australia’s medium-sized family wine businesses are vital for exports, believes John Angove, of Angove Family Winemakers.
Producers shouldn’t moan about the price of their wines being slashed in supermarkets, because they are in control of the situation, according to one key Australian producer.
Wirra Wirra wines is bringing the unusual British sport of welly wanging to next week’s London International Wine Fair (LIWF).
In recommending wines from Italy Jon Bonné picks a wine that “shows the best of Etna’s style” while Bill St John highlights an “amazing and gorgeous” Amarone.
A gang of thieves has stolen more than 56,000 bottles of wine from outside a Sydney warehouse, according to New South Wales police.
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.
Australian Grenache is on the move, heading upmarket in image and price, helped by gentler cellar practices.
Australia is well-known for its attempts to highlight regional distinctions, but today the focus is also on sub regions and single vineyards.
Australian Shiraz showed it has undergone a similarly dramatic shift to the country’s Chardonnay during the first UK Shiraz “Landmark Tasting”, organised by Wine Australia.
Matthew Jukes reveals his top 10 bubblies of the season, including a Welsh sparkling wine which he describes as “one of the most beautiful of this year’s sparklers”.
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