Australia

Young Gun of Wine: Best Nero d’Avola in Australia

Australia is about far more than Shiraz, Cabernet and Chardonnay.  In fact French cultivars might not even be the best varieties to be planted throughout this wonderful continent.  The arid, Mediterranean climate throughout much of South Australia provides the ideal conditions for Iberian and southern Italian grapes.  Ashley Ratcliff of Ricca Terra recognized that years […]
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Australia

Young Gun: Top 50 Winemakers of 2019

Alastair Reed and Sam Cooke of Konpira Maru wines were recognized as being a ‘Young Gun’ Top 50 finalist in 2019.  See the full list here.
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Australia

When Life Gives you Smoke… Embrace It – VHS Wines

2020 was simply put a shitty year on a global scale but very few places really felt it the way Australia did, and it started fast and hot right out of the gates with widespread and destructive wildfires throughout the country.  ABC News interviewed a number of winemakers about their plans, or lack thereof, to […]
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Australia

The ‘New’ Wendouree: Koomilya

Dr. Jamie Goode dug deep into the roots of Koomilya and what makes Steve Pannell’s latest vision one of the most special projects in Australia. “I don’t like to hype wines, but this is one of the most exciting discoveries I’ve made in Australia. This is the McLaren Vale’s Wendouree, in terms of style, intention […]
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Australia

Wine Australia Uncovers the Secrets of Elena Brooks

Elena Brooks of Dandelion Vineyards has consistently been rewarded by her peers and the media as one of the best winemakers in Australia, but she and the brand continue to fly under the radar as a ‘hot’ producer in Australia.  Wine Australia digs in a bit to what makes Elena and her wines so special. […]
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