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Barossa and Shiraz are synonymous in the mind of avid winelovers around the vinous globe. However, there are many other compelling interpretations of Shiraz from across Australia’s diverse viticultural landscape. Let’s take a snapshot of ...
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’The only way to understand German wine’, says Anne Krebiehl in her book on the Wines of...

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Sommelier Tips

In the previous article on sake, we have covered serving principles such as the right sakeware, drinking and storing temperatures for different types of sake. This continuation invites you to explore the art of sake pairing with the cuisines outside ...

Read More July 2022
Sommelier Tips

The world is reopening and, as a result, we'll soon find ourselves revisiting old friends, seeking new places and “re-imagined” events. So, when it’s your time to “bring it” … what will you bring?

Read More May 2022
Wine Trends

Australian winegrowers are innovative, adaptive and resilient. The climatic challenges of drought, bushfires and floods are ongoing. Balancing domestic and international demand remains a logistical challenge with the shifting sands of consumer prefer...

Read More April 2022
Sake: Service Please!
Sommelier Tips

Sake serving guiding principles: The right sakeware, drinking and storing temperatures for the different styles of Sake.

Read More April 2022
Sustainability in the Australian Wine Industry
Sustainability

Australia has a harsh climate; our national anthem speaks of ‘droughts and flooding plains’. However, the grape vine is resilient. To sustain a viable industry in the face of a changing climate, the focus needs to be matching grape variet...

Read More March 2022
Skin Contact White Wines
Wine Trends

Skin contact white wines are a classic case of ‘everything old is new again’. Made in ancient amphora or modern-day ceramic eggs, flavor is the key to the best skin contact whites with sustainably a bonus.

Read More February 2022
Brunello
Wine Regions

Despite its classic stature and ties with tradition, Brunello is meeting the challenges of a brave new world thanks to a dynamic mix of the region’s diverse producers.

Read More January 2022
barbera nizza
Wine Regions

Barbera Uprising

Michaela Morris Michaela Morris

Barbera has risen above its workhorse reputation and is now making some of Italy’s most delightfully drinkable, food-friendly and affordable gems. Italians typically drink beer with pizza but as a monogamous wine drinker, I tend to reach for a ...

Read More December 2021
israel kosher winery
Wine Regions

The only Middle Eastern country to produce wines professionally and commercially, the production of wine in Israel goes back to biblical times. My last visit to this country was in 1978 and I was quite keen to see the change. The only other neighbour...

Read More December 2021

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