Australia

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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Australia

Democratic Bubbly… The Wines of Tim Wildman, MW

Tim is the first to argue that natural wine is more ‘democratic’ than more conventional examples and for this comparative sense he means Champagne.  Tim is one of the foremost experts on Australian wine and organizes the annual sommelier and retail pilgrimages to Oz on his James Busby Trips.  A few years back Tim wanted […]
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Australia

Ten Questions with Drew Noon, MW

Drew Noon is one of a very small handful of Masters of Wine on the planet, least of all in Australia as there are only 24 on the island continent.  He is one of the most thoughtful, caring and truly genuine people one will ever encounter and that soul is evidenced in his wines. Milton […]
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Australia

“There’s a Difference Between Admirability and Drinkability” – Steve Pannell

Steve Pannell is regarded in the highest echelons of wine personalities in Australia and that fact has reverberated around the globe.  Jancis Robinson sat down with Steve and went through his past, present and future. Read about what they had to say here.
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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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