Collecting and Aging
Italy’s best-known and most beloved wine may very well be Prosecco, but this prolific country offers a vast world of diverse and delightful sparklers beyond.
Sommelier Tips

Sparkling wines are much appreciated on their own at pre-dinner receptions and celebrations of all k...

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Wine Regions

Prosecco’s reputation as an unpretentious, everyday drinking sparkler is firmly established. The question is - are there more serious versions? And furthermore, can these age?

Read More August 2022
Wine Trends

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 ...

Read More August 2022
Wine Regions

’The only way to understand German wine’, says Anne Krebiehl in her book on the Wines of Germany, ‘is in the context of its history, taking Riesling, ripeness, climate, tradition and site classification into consideration'.

Read More July 2022
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

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