When it comes to wine, there is no more festive style than sparkling, which comes in many forms and covers the full range of price points too.
Organic is defined by the Ministry of Primary Industries as “avoiding or excluding the use of synthetic fertilisers, pesticides, antibiotics, growth modification and irradiation”.
Organic wine is big news and getting bigger all the time as Australians are increasingly aware of the environment, their own health, and the nexus between them.
There is value in being seen to be close to nature. Flagging natural fermentations is part of that trend.
How many adjectives can be reasonably applied to the bouquet of a glass of wine?
Bob Campbell MW thought he had a good grasp of sparkling winemaking methods until he came across a comprehensive list of fizz-making techniques in the Oxford Companion to Wine.
People often remark that Australian pinot noirs are too light, so we must be over-cropping our vineyards.
How many younger wine drinkers are aware that not so long ago, the word ‘riesling’ on an Australian wine bottle did not mean the wine was made from riesling grapes?
An amphora is a pottery vessel used to transport liquids including wine. They were widely used in the Mediterranean thousands of years ago.
Bob Campbell MW encourages students at his Wine Certificate Courses to start their own wine club. They can make it as serious or as social as they like.