Month: August 2017

Yarra Valley

Questions surround this climatic definition

The Yarra Valley is considered a cold climate – but is it really? As I poured a glass of the 2008 Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir to take the edge off last Sunday’s mustard crusted lamb racks (which, I admit, were worthy of a Master Chef elimination), I pondered the “cool climate” regionality claimed by the…
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Pour for me Argentina

South American product often overlooked Tainted brand, unsophisticated marketing or perhaps just snobbery and bias, but the lack of Australian support for the Argentinian Wine industry is just plain bizarre. And I am not for one moment suggesting that we should unpatriotically turn our backs on our own wine industry, but when an international flavour…
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Penfolds Coonawarra Bin 128

Chinese Wine Boom

Chinese demand for Australian minerals may have saved our economy from the brunt of last decade’s GFC, and now, it seems, burgeoning demand for Aussie wine is providing an emboldened sense of optimism to the industry. Figures released by Wine Australia last month, reveal an increase of 13% on total Australian wine exports for the…
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