Tuning into local food and wine is just as important when travelling in Australia, as it is when going abroad.
It’s been a bountiful year for high-end Australian wines. It was a mouth-watering task to trawl through the year’s tastings and compile this list.
Does grape variety have an impact on the style of Australian rosé?
We all know Margaret River is a great region for cabernet, but Xanadu seems to have a special formula.
Knappstein winemaker Ben Marx has used 90% whole-bunch for his The Insider Shiraz Malbec 2017. It’s a 50/50 blend of shiraz and malbec and is a new take on a traditional Clare blend.
Xanadu cabernet sauvignons have won the trophy for the best cabernet sauvignon at the national wine show six years in a row.
Which regions produce the most under-priced cabernet in Australia? Your answer needs to include Langhorne Creek and Clare Valley.
Good friend and serious foodie, Sue Story, gave me a recipe for a coffee rub that dramatically enhanced a lamb rack and the cabernet sauvignon we enjoyed with it.
Alpha Domus The Aviator 2015, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $70
Paritua 21:12 2014, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $130