It’s a different world in the Barossa. At a glance, it would be easy to presuppose that these fairytale appearances are little more than a façade to lure the tourists to Australia’s most famous wine destination; an Aussie attempt to replicate kitsch German traditions in a half-hearted
New Zealand is so close to Australia that we might be tempted to think of it as another state of ours. But it’s far from it – as the Kiwis are quick to remind us. As wine growing goes, it’s another world over there. The landscape of New Zealand wine is as diverse as the country’s dram
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What makes a single vineyard a single vineyard? A vineyard could be anything from a few vines to a sprawling property of sheep station proportions. Is it enough to define it as a single, connected site? For the custodian of Australia's most famous single vineyard, it's much more than
There’s something very odd about the Penfolds new releases this year. What are the best red wine seasons of the past decades? Line ‘em up: ‘86, ‘88, ‘90, ‘91, ‘94, ‘96, ‘98, ‘99, ‘02, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06 and ‘08. With just three exceptions in a quarter of a century, it’s an odd pattern inde
Get ready to experience wine like you’ve never known it. To kick things off at a cracking pace, I’ve gone through every wine I’ve tasted in recent months and assembled a list of the best-of-the-best. This is a roll call of heroes for those special moments when it’s time to take things