Australia

The week in pictures

From Sarah Jessica Parker debuting her wine label in New York and wig wearing at the Louis Roederer awards, to Michael Jordan joining the Tequila bandwagon, it's been a busy week in the world of drinks.

Grenache will ‘redefine the image of Australian fine wine’

 Having long been overlooked, the potential of Grenache in Australia is so great it will “redefine the image of Australian fine wine”, according to Andrew Caillard MW.

Australia’s largest brewery buys canned wine company

One of Australia’s largest breweries, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), which was sold to Asahi by AB InBev in July for AU$16bn, is branching into wine with the acquisition of a canned and keg wine company.

Australia ‘finally making wines that suit the Aussie lifestyle’

Australian winemakers are moving away from big bold reds towards lighter wines that reflect the country’s “sunshine and seafood” lifestyle, according to wine writer Mike Bennie.

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