Michael Downer is one of that second generation of winemakers who have been given a leg up by their parents.
In this latest survey, I included every wine that I’d tasted in the past two years with a price tag of $100 or more.
Wine plays a central role in many Christmas celebrations. Here is a selection of wines befitting of the season.
While in Margaret River for the 50th-anniversary knees-up, I was fortunate to attend a tasting of no less than 34 bottles of teroldego.
Rosé is on a roll, according to a number of wine retailers. It is probably no coincidence that the wines are also better than ever with a wider range of styles than I’ve previously encountered.
North-east Victorian viticulturist Mark Walpole is planting shiraz vines on the site of a 19th Century Beechworth vineyard, with each vine individually staked in the manner of Côte Rôtie vineyards.
Four wine industry stalwarts have been honoured for their outstanding service to the New Zealand wine industry at the 2017 Air New Zealand Wine Awards.
The Bannockburn-based winery Akarua has been on a vineyard buying spree.
At the weekend it was announced that House of Arras had won the last two capital-city wine show ‘best sparkling wine’ trophies, giving Arras a vinous grand slam.
The 26th Annual Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction raised a record NZD $202,000 for the Cranford Hospice.