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Aussie Grenache ‘can age better than Shiraz’

Australian Grenache has greater ageing potential than wines made from the country’s flagship red variety, Shiraz, according to wine writer Sarah Ahmed.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 No Comments »

Fire wreaks havoc at McLaren Vale winery

A fire that broke out on Sunday at McLaren Vale’s Alpha Box & Dice winery caused up to AU$400,000 damage to the winery’s cellar door and its 2012 Hercules Shiraz wines.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 No Comments »

HITT 2016 competition wines revealed

Following the drinks business HK’s second successful Hong Kong International Top Tasters event, we finally unmask the identity of the blind tasting competition wines…

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Sagrantino ‘will rival Shiraz’ in Oz one day

Tannic Italian grape Sagrantino will one day rival Shiraz as the best red variety in Australia according to Chester Osborn of d’Arenberg.

Thursday, July 28th, 2016 No Comments »

Casella buys $12.5m McLaren Vale vineyard

Casella Family Brands has snapped up a McLaren Vale vineyard for a reported AUS$12.4 million, its first foray into the premium South Australian region.

Monday, July 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Merlot ‘deserves more attention’ in Australia

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.

Monday, July 18th, 2016 4 Comments »

New d’Arenberg wine branded sexist

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.

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 7 Comments »

McLaren Vale sees opening of whisky distillery

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.

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 1 Comment »

First look at d’Arenberg’s $13m ‘cube’

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.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Fiano best white for McLaren Vale?

Italian variety Fiano may be the “closest to being McLaren Vale’s white” one producer as postulated.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 No Comments »

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