Following on from our round-up of best value Syrahs, we reveal the showstopper wines priced over £30 that were awarded a Gold or Master medal in the drinks business Global Syrah Masters.
With entries from France to Australia and Israel to Switzerland, a move away from high-alcohol blockbusters towards wines of greater restraint was the keynote of this year’s Global Syrah Masters.
The “Anything but Chardonnay” days are over according to one boutique Australian producer who believes the once unloved variety is firmly back in fashion.
Mornington Peninsula has a “hidden gem” in its Shiraz to show off alongside the Australian region’s flagship Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, believes Lindsay McCall of Paringa Estate.
Producers rather than critics are driving the stylistic shift in Australia’s flagship Shiraz, maintains one expert on the country’s wines.
We round up the reds making an impact with the trade following Wine Australia’s “Inspired” annual tasting.
Riesling is Australia’s favourite white, according to a recent survey, which also revealed 7% of its population use the oven to heat up their wine.
Barossa Valley winemakers need to break free from the region’s “default setting” and revisit the lighter expressions of its past, believes one winemaker.
This week’s wine picks in Asia include a “sumptuously flavoured and deeply layered Chardonnay,” a “deliciously crisp and elegant” sparkler and a “very seductive” red.
This week’s Asian media recommendations include a “beautifully mature” red, a “elegant and lively” Champagne and a white with “delicately delivered” flavours.
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