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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 Science

50 Shades Of Pink

Erica Landin-Löfving Erica Landin-Löfving

Beyond its refreshing and easy-going perception, rosé wines are the most technical winemaking style. Serious rosé wines can provide exceptional personality and character, as well as maturation potential.

Read more February 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 Trends

There are many bargains to be found beyond the usual suspects.

Read more January 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
Sustainability

Another week of fermentation had passed and the wine started to present some off-aromas... must act quickly! This the last part of the 'Winemaker For a Harvest' series, where Erica Löfving, Vintec Club Expert, spent a month in the heart of Sonom...

Read more December 2020
Wine Trends

Farmers' Fizz

Erica Landin-Löfving Erica Landin-Löfving

Are you curious about one of the biggest trends in champagnes in recent years? Then look no further than the fine print on your bottle’s label! Two little letters, RM, at the beginning of the producer identification number of a champagne bottle...

Read more December 2020
Sustainability

After overcoming challenges with natural fermentation of her Petit Syrah batch, Erica proceeds to the next step of winemaking: it's time to get juicing! This is part 4 of the 'Winemaker For A Harvest' series where Erica Löfving takes on the chal...

Read more November 2020

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