Australia

‘Astro Bunny’ Named Wine of the Week by Jancis Robinson

Tim Wildman, the charismatic British Master-of-Wine-turned-winemaker, was recently featured on Jancis Robinson’s Wine of the Week column for his ‘Astro Bunny’ pét-nat. Max Allen, the publication’s Australian columnist, writes, “The wine is bursting with really enticing, peachy aromas – evoking a well-made Bellini – and, despite being bone dry, is irresistibly grape-pulpy on the tongue, […]
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RedHeads Receives Organic Certification and Advances to a Greener Future

The aim at RedHeads has always been grape liberation. They hunt down premium parcels of fruit that were destined to be blended into some big name, nondescript wine and give it the attention it deserves in the winery. Moving forward, RedHeads will be more selective about its vineyard partners. “As the business re-assesses its fruit […]
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Six Australian Wine Styles That Are Driving Sales

Christy Frank is no stranger to Australian wines and in fact is one of the country’s heartfelt ambassadors.  Christy is deep into the Master of Wine Program, has spotlighted helping Wine Australia over the years, writes for a number of publications and owns a boutique wine shop in the Hudson Valley. Recently Christy broke down […]
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Australian Shiraz: The Chameleon Grape With a French Pedigree

Christina Pickard of Wine Enthusiast spent a number of years living in Australia and her time there coupled with intense tastings of wines around the world have framed her view that Australian Shiraz/Syrah is more than what is expected of the grape. Read here about the grape, which is the foundation of Australian wine around […]
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Australian Shiraz: Freshness, Definition, and a Sense of Place

Dr. Jamie Goode of Wineanorak recently tasted through a lineup of some top Australian Shiraz from throughout the country via a hosted tasting by Mark Davidson of Wine Australia.  The wines spanned warm and cool climates, young vines to old, and really showcased the extremely high quality and diversity that Shiraz/Syrah has in Australia. Luke […]
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Belgian Sommelier Turned Winemaker Nominated for Young Gun of Wine

Koen Janssens took the path less travelled for many European sommeliers seeing his journey go from Belgium to France to Australia.  After settling into the natural wine world of Australia he found his own path and now being recognized for his commitment to fresh, fun wines that reflect the more serious northern European personality still […]
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Sommelier Turned Sommelier/Winemaker: Young Gun Louis Schofield of Worlds Apart

Louis took the road of many before…left the floor for another career in wine, winemaking in this case.  Unlike many of those that went on this path, Louis never left the floor and in fact devotes a great deal of time to his wine bar, Hellbound in Adelaide.  He remains the assistant winemaker at Ochota […]
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The Unlikely Duo: Somos Wines

Ben Caldwell and Mauricio Ruiz Cantú are the brains, faces, brawn, and creativity behind one of Australia’s most successful next-gen wine brands of the past decade.  Somos Wines pushes boundaries with the duo’s love of Mediterranean varieties, namely Italian grapes.  The colorful packaging is inspired by Aboriginal and Mexican art, both referencing the history of […]
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Triple Crown Nominated Michael Dhillon of Bindi

The Halliday Wine Companion Awards are one of Australia’s most lauded recognitions for vinous excellence.  This year, Michael Dhillon owner/winemaker/caretaker of Bindi Wines in the Macedon Ranges was the only finalist in three distinct categories:  Viticulturist of the Year, Winemaker of the Year and Winery of the Year.
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