Tag Archives: Australian wine

Encore! The second South Australian cellar door wine festival

The South Australian state cellar door wine festival is back! Held at the Adelaide Convention Centre in the heart of the city from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 February 2012, it was even bigger and better than the inaugural event … Continue reading

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Rock on! Exciting developments in mapping the ‘Geology of the McLaren Vale Wine Region’

South Australia gets another first! I’ve blogged about us having the first ever white (and bronze) cabernet sauvignon grapes (Cleggett Wines, Langhorne Creek) and the oldest surviving shiraz vines (Langmeil Wines, Barossa). Now I find that we are also breaking … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Indian wine market

In September 2010 I wrote about key features of the Indian wine market – bite-sized overview, looking at trade, production, consumption, marketing and opportunities for Australian wine producers. Such a complex market with huge potential deserves to be revisited, particularly … Continue reading

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Making good pinot is like reaching for the stars!

This interview is one that I will remember forever – talking to Australia’s 2011 Nobel physics prize winner about his passion for making pinot noir. Professor Brian Schmidt is not only highly accomplished and respected in his field of astronomy … Continue reading

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Meet the Australian flying Swedish-Italian winemaker in the hills!

On a clear sunny spring day I drove up into the Adelaide Hills to interview a very interesting man I had met a couple of weeks earlier at an artisan winemaker tasting in McLaren Vale, where he was presenting his … Continue reading

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#CabernetDay – the Adelaide contingent plays its part!

Wine and social media – that pairing again! Those following my blog will have read about #ChardonnayDay on 26 May 2011 – well 1 September was the second year for cabernet to take the stand. Rick Bakas, the wine and … Continue reading

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Pertaringa unveils its McLaren Vale tannat and aglianico

Some less common (in South Australia) varietals came to my attention recently so I had to get hold of some and see what it was like. Thanks to wineries like Pertaringa our taste buds will never be doomed to monotony! … Continue reading

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Superb and surprising Australasian tasting at Fassina!

How lucky am I that I live so close to Fassina Liquor in Somerton Park, Adelaide! They have one great wine-tasting event after another – see for example the mid-winter d’Arenberg tasting showcasing some of McLaren Vale’s best and from … Continue reading

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Coriole releases at the zoo!

On 4 August 2011 I was delighted to be invited along to the release of several new Coriole wines, a winery renowned (in my experience at least) for its interesting varietals – I am a fan of their fiano and … Continue reading

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Adelaide’s Wine2030 reaches out to the Gold Coast

Wearing my Wine2030 hat I flew to Brisbane to visit wine educator and friend, Steve Knight, and to talk about the University of Adelaide’s Wine2030 network to his students at Bond University on the Gold Coast – a beautiful venue … Continue reading

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