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Sunday 26 October 2014

Top 10 Australian wine trends

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.

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 1 Comment »

Aussie wine trends: 2. Refining Shiraz

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.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 1 Comment »

Aussie wine trends: 3. The 2011 effect

The notoriously cool and wet 2011 vintage in south Australia accelerated a move towards leaner wine styles and reminded the world that not all the country’s harvests are the same.

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 No Comments »

Aussie wine trends: 4. Perfecting Pinot

Burgundy appreciation is clearly evident among Australia’s winemakers, and among those producing Pinot Noir, it’s an obsession.

Friday, January 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Aussie wine trends: 5. Grenache reappraisal

Australian Grenache is on the move, heading upmarket in image and price, helped by gentler cellar practices.

Thursday, January 10th, 2013 No Comments »

Aussie wine trends: 6. Semillon/Sauvignon

As part of an attempt to compete with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Australia has renewed its focus on the quality and style of its Semillon and Sauvignon.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 No Comments »

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.

Monday, January 7th, 2013 1 Comment »

Aussie wine trends: 8. Italian varieties and moscato

The third of our 10-part analysis on Australian wine trends considers the country’s embrace of Italian grapes and newfound success with Moscato.

Friday, January 4th, 2013 No Comments »

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.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 No Comments »

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