Few independent wine retail businesses survive for 31 years, but Sydney’s Five Way Cellars has reached this milestone.
My recent International Cabernet Family masterclass at WineSquare turned up some outstanding wines.
Hunter Valley semillon is one of Australia’s few unique wines, and Thomas Braemore is, simply, one of the best.
It was a massive night for Tyrrell’s Wines at the 11th annual Hunter Valley Legends Awards last Thursday.
This latest tasting of 140 young shirazes has many highlights.
Summer is coming and with it, a thirst for light, crisp, refreshing dry whites. Aussie semillons, sauvignon blancs and blends of the two are just the shot for slaking the thirst and accompanying summery meals which are big on fish and seafood, salads, cold meats and vegetables.
Provenance awards are gaining currency in Australian wine competitions, which is a very positive development. The Royal Adelaide Wine Show led the way six years ago with its Gramp, Hardy, Hill Smith Trophy; now the Hunter Valley Wine Show, Canberra Regional Wine Show and Heathcote
Andrew Thomas of Thomas Wines has won the Hunter Valley’s Winemaker of the Year Award for the second time. And Tulloch Wines has won Cellar Door of the Year, also for the second time. Thomas has achieved great critical and market success with his semillon
There seems no end to our love of sauvignon blanc and associated styles, led by the semillon sauvignon blanc blends from Western Australia. These light, fresh, crisply herbaceous dry whites are just the shot for drinking in a hot Aussie summer. They team well with
Summer arrives this week and so our drinking habits change to light-bodied dry whites and rosés. We want refreshing wines for warmer weather, lighter foods and relaxed dining. For many wine drinkers that means sauvignon blanc, probably produced across the Tasman – but, for many of these people, any time of year is savvy time: their consumption is not seasonally determined.