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Peter Gago named GWT Winemaker Of The Year 2014

Peter Gago of Penfolds has won Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine’s annual Winemaker of the Year Award, as well as the Len Evans Award for leadership – the first time anyone has won both awards in the same year. It was a big week for Gago:

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French wine 101

France makes most of the world’s greatest and most expensive wines. It also produces some of the world’s worst and cheapest wines. French wines can be a minefield for the first time buyer. However if you follow a few simple steps your first experience with French wines should be truly exciting.

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Peter Gago profile

Winemaking, especially in a big company, is a team effort, but the example set by the person leading the team is of the utmost importance. Enter Penfolds’ Peter Gago: winemaker, palate, team leader, brand ambassador, educator and spokesman; an employee of a big public company but a man who acts like the owner/operator of a boutique winery. Such is his dedication, commitment and work ethic.

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Special Bins top even Grange

Penfolds is still the megastar of Australian wine, the super-model who owns the catwalk. It’s decades since Hugh Johnson labelled Grange the “first growth of the southern hemisphere”, and since then Penfolds’ international fame and stable of great wines has grown beyond all expectation. Most intriguingly, Grange is no longer the greatest Penfolds wine, and hasn’t been for some years. It’s the sporadic ‘Special Bin’ red wines that lead the way today.

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Raise a glass to the cultural revolution

China is proving to be the great saviour of Australian wine. The Chinese are buying our wine lustily, and they’re buying up some of our wineries and vineyards. They’re taking the heat off the Australian wine sector in more ways than one.