Articles tagged with the word "Australia":

Australian regional pinot noir – Phil Sexton and Martin Spedding

Published on February 15, 2011

At the Australia Trade tasting in January, Phil Sexton of Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander in the Yarra Valley, and Martin Spedding of Ten Minutes By Tractor in Mornington Peninsula, argued a strong case for an expression of place in Australian pinot noirs from the three regions of Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley and Tasmania.

Ten minutes with Louisa Rose

Published on February 11, 2011

When Negociants UK put on their ‘icon tasting’ in London in November 2010, their chief winemaker, the highly respected and supremely talented Louisa Rose, came over from Australia to be at the tasting. She answered a few questions for me.

Orange Terroirists

Published on January 25, 2011

Orange region terroir – a booklet crammed with all the useful information and data to make a serious wine student’s eyes water

Orange wines – tasting notes

Published on January 23, 2011

Here is a selection of my favourite Orange region wines following on from my visit in October 2010, including approximate AUD$ retail prices.

Orange – the new black?

Published on January 5, 2011

The Orange region is the only geographical indication (GI) in Australia to be defined by altitude – contiguous land above 600m around the extinct volcano that dominates the skyline, Mount Canobolas, at 1,396m.

Beechworth, Victoria, a Langton’s 2010 trilogy

Published on January 1, 2011

Tucked away in north east Victoria, 40 miles from Rutherglen, famed for its world class stickies, but a million miles from it stylistically, lies the small, unassuming region of Beechworth.

Negociants' Icon Tasting

Published on December 24, 2010

Aussie distribution company Negociants recently held a tasting in London of what they call the icon wines, i.e. pretty much the posh kit.

The Future Makers, Max Allen

Published on December 20, 2010

Allen explores a paradigm shift in Aussie viticulture that sees the European model of terroir adopted by progressive and passionate producers.

Canberra District – riesling rising

Published on December 8, 2010

Canberra seems to get a bum rap from Aussies who don’t live there, but the capital has a strongly emerging wine region.

Aussie sparklers and sweets

Published on November 30, 2010

With Christmas in mind, I recently went to a tasting of Aussie sparklers and sweeties.

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