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What’s cool in Australian wine right now?
Wine Trends
Beyond oaky Chardonnay and fruit-bomb Shiraz, Australia is making a huge array of super-trendy wine styles, often from the most unexpected sources. Here’s a guide to what’s cool Down Under – including some recommendations for what t...
Austria vineyard Blaufränkisch wine
Wine Trends

“It smells like Romanée-Conti!” exclaimed one of Sweden’s premier sommelier...

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Misha's Vineyard, Central Otago, NZ
Wine Regions

Why has New Zealand Pinot Noir become so successful in less than 40 years? Burgundy has had centuries to perfect its signature variety but in just a few decades, New Zealand has made up ground quicker than a cheetah.

Read more March 2021
Wine Regions

Barossa Shiraz is universally regarded as Australia’s benchmark wine. but there’s been a shift away from the power and longevity with lighter, lither and brighter Shiraz.

Read more March 2021
Wine Regions

Starting at 600 meters of altitude, the Orange Wine Region G.I. is home to diverse climates, elavation and soil, allowing the production of a range of varietals and wine styles. All of that, just 4 hours away from Sydney.

Read more February 2021
Wine Regions

In 1896, the most expensive wines listed by Britain’s oldest wine merchant, Berry Bros. & Rudd, were from the Rheingau. These German whites would each set you back 200 shilling a dozen, making most Bordeaux classified growths look like a st...

Read more January 2021
Wine Regions

It was a Brit that discovered the secret of putting the fizz into wine and its current crop of wines are giving the French a run for their bubbles.

Read more October 2020
Wine Regions

Burgundy wines have become very expensive, in fact they are among the most in the world, and therefore it is important to explore the less well known appellations to find affordable wines, with a price tag that eases the pain and that offers a good e...

Read more September 2020
Wine Regions

A few kilometres from the banks of the Dordogne river, there is an undertow of change in the vineyards of Saint-Émilion. Grapes have been grown here for two millennia but in the past decade, there has been an unrelenting current of progress, p...

Read more September 2020
Wine Regions

Think all Chianti is created equally? Think again. Beyond a clear cut distinction between Chianti and Chianti Classico, the latter is on the brink of recognizing official subzones within its own diverse territory.

Read more August 2020
Western Australian Cabernets
Wine Regions

While Margaret River still dominates, the Great Southern is making its mark.

Read more July 2020

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