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.
It’s remarkable to think that until just forty years ago, the vast majority of Australian wine was
fortified. Today, it’s fewer than one bottle in twenty-six. That which remains ranks among the finest
and best value fortified wine in the world.
Champagne buyer, beware. How can you be certain the bottle of fizz you’re about to shell out for isn’t out of date and stale? A recent move to print disgorgement dates on champagne bottles is too little, too late.