Australia

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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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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Australia

Top Syrahs Under £15 from The Drinks Business Features Sister’s Run

The Drinks Business is one of the UK’s leading industry publications concerning all things beverage.  Recently they highlighted seven wines that stood out in a very competitive price point (£15/$20).  Wines from throughout the world were represented but one wine came out on top… Sister’s Run ‘Epiphany Run’ Shiraz. Read more about it here.
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Australia

Wine Press

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW Dives into the World of Sami-Odi

Lisa Perrotti-Brown is the editor of the most important global wine publication, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.  This was Lisa’s first visit with Fraser and needless to say was blown away by what she found.  They discuss Adrian Hoffman’s amazing vineyard, Fraser’s work converting it to biodynamics, what makes the wines special and a little background […]
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Australia

Fraser McKinley of Sami-Odi is Crowned Young Gun of Wine

There may not be a more deserving award for a more deserving winemaker than the Young Gun of Wine bestowed upon Fraser.  He epitomizes the modern-day vigneron devoting his craft to a few small rows of a very special vineyard and then being as fastidious as possible to not mess up that hard work.  His […]
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