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McLaren Vale

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 »

Taste the world’s finest Grenache in London

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.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Organic wine helps Australian makeover

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.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

McLaren Vale plans wine to rival Penfolds

Winemakers in McLaren Vale have moved one step closer to producing a collaborative blend which they believe could rival Penfolds’ Grange in quality.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Treasury to shut Rosemount Estate winery

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.

Monday, November 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Uncorked: Chester Osborn

D’Arenberg’s flamboyant owner and winemaker, Chester Osborn, has been passionate about wine since he sat on Les Evans’ knee aged seven.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 No Comments »

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