While exploring France, Steve Webber and Leanne De Bortoli discovered that fine wine was made by understanding the land. “We realised we didn’t have an amazing understanding of what fine wine was...That was a revolution! We did a lot of soul searching in what fine wine was and what th
Alice Springs may seem an unlikely place to produce one of Australia’s more important red winemakers. But if the Red Centre hadn’t been home to Sue Hodder, she would likely have never ended up in Coonawarra. And she would certainly have never had the spirit to transform the most fable
The march of refinement in Australian white wines has left no variety untouched, but in the wake of the rise of new varieties there’s no question the quartet of chardonnay, sauvignon, riesling and semillon retain their monopoly on the upper echelons.
An eerie familiarity filled the room when Tim McNeil Riesling 2010 made its first public appearance. How could the first vintage ever made possess such profound echoes of wines the audience had tasted many times before?
Tasmania’s vineyards are among the most idyllically placed in the country, perfectly located to
nurture premium, cool climate wines. The fabled house of Taittinger holds a privileged position among the large, independent, family-
owned champagne houses.
Joe Grilli has been a daring innovator from the outset, and is the driving force behind a distinctive and highly
regarded set of white, red and sparkling red wines from his family vineyards in McLaren Vale and the
As the wine world chases so-called ‘alternative’ varieties for complexity, structure, longevity, even obscurity, ‘delicious’ is not a
word we hear often enough. It was love at first taste when Australian winemaker Don Lewis first made tempranillo in its home
land of Spain in the early
Just when we thought we had Riesling all figured out, along came wood-matured, semi-sweet, single vineyard and super-textural versions to spice up this love-or-hate grape. There’s a new world of
Riesling awaiting discovery, and it’s not what you expect.