Michael Hill-Smith MW

Sydney sommelier wins scholarship

The 16th annual Daniel Pontifex scholarship has been awarded to Alexander Kirkwood of Sydney’s Rockpool Bar and Grill.

Aussie wine trends: 7. Sub-regional recognition

Australia is well-known for its attempts to highlight regional distinctions, but today the focus is also on sub regions and single vineyards.

Aussie wine trends: 9. Tasmania fervour

We consider the fast-growing interest in Tasmania in our second of ten installments on Australia’s evolving wine industry.

Aussie wine trends: 1. Slimline Chardonnay

Chardonnay and Shiraz are undoubtedly Australia’s twin varietal icons, but while the latter has retained the world’s affection, the former had become distinctly unfashionable – and Oz has been blamed for altering its image.

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