Taylor’s Vintage Port 2016, Douro Valley, Portugal, NZD $179
Jim Barry Wines Watervale Riesling 2017, Clare Valley, AUD $20
John Duval Wines Plexus Marsanne Roussanne Viognier 2016, Barossa Valley, AUD $30
Pewsey Vale Riesling 2016, Eden Valley, AUD $25
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Bay Block Syrah 2015, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $37.90
Ayala Blanc de Blancs Brut 2007, Champagne, AUD $130
“I’m so over Pinot Gris”, moaned a student in my wine class recently. “Last year I hardly drank anything else but now I can’t seem to find a good one. They all seem too sweet”. Has Pinot Gris become sweeter in just a year? No it hasn’t. After some discussion my student without a sweet tooth admitted that her taste for wine had changed. And she’s not alone. Another five students, nearly one-quarter of the class, declared that their tastes had also moved from sweet to dry.