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Postcard from Australia 2: Hallo from the Hunter!

28-10-2011 | Category: Opinions Wines Australia

Hunter Valley old vines and amazing Semillon

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Postcard from Australia 1: No clues

27-10-2011 | Category: Opinions Wines Australia

River Café's Emily O'Hare writes to us from her trip down under, on flights, arrivals, and failed attempts at early nights.

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Come rain or shine

31-08-2011 | Category: Business Wines Australia News

Global warming causing problems for Australian winery

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Kiwi conquers top châteaux

18-08-2011 | Category: Bordeaux Wines New Zealand News

Mission Estate outpoints Lafite, Latour and Margaux

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Burge back to Krondorf

15-08-2011 | Category: Wines Australia News

The Barossa winemaker goes back to his roots

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NZ uses rugby to tackle on-trade

10-08-2011 | Category: Wines New Zealand News

Agents can win a trip to New Zealand, taking an on-trade customer with them

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - SAUVIGNON BLANC

01-05-2011 | Category: Argentina Chile White only New Zealand South Africa Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Some good-value wines but the relatively low ratio of entries to medals suggests a lot of bandwagon-jumping, too

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - OTHER WHITES

01-05-2011 | Category: USA White only Australia New Zealand South Africa Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Some weird and wonderful blends and, despite the lack of Golds, a generally positive reaction from the tasters

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The Imbibe Debate: KiwiSauvigon

01-05-2011 | Category: Wines New Zealand

Iconic it might be, but Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc is not without its detractors. James Lawrence asks two industry experts whether it’s time for the country to shed its Sauvignon obsession

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SWA 2011: HOUSE WINES

01-05-2011 | Category: France Germany Italy Spain Chile Red only White only Australia New Zealand South Africa

With screwcaps to the fore, the quality of the whites (particularly) and the reds here was amazing for the price. Rosé was another matter entirely

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SWA 2011: VARIETAL CLASSICS - NZ SAUVIGNON BLANC

01-05-2011 | Category: New Zealand Rosé only Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

The customers’ love of Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc shows no sign of abating, and the strong performance of this category shows why they may have a point

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SWA 2011: CRITICS' CHOICE

01-05-2011 | Category: France Germany Italy Spain USA Red only White only Sparkling Australia New Zealand

The Sommelier Wine Awards doesn’t give out trophies per category because we’re worried that tasters will feel under pressure to dispense extra awards in categories where they may not believe the wines are up to it. Instead, in keeping with the whole ethos of the competition, we leave the judgement up to the sommeliers…

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - SEMILLON & BLENDS

01-05-2011 | Category: Australasia White only Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

A wide variety of styles, with Australia dominating from East Coast to West. But no Golds this year

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The Greatest Riesling on Earth

01-05-2011 | Category: Germany Italy Chile USA White only Australia New Zealand Alsace

Riesling is making itself at home in more and more countries, but where is it performing best? Clinton Cawood joins an eager sommelier panel for a top-notch tasting that pits Old World against New World and some acknowledged masters against hungry, young upstarts

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - RIESLING

01-05-2011 | Category: Chile White only Australia New Zealand Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Entries of this much-favoured grape may well have been more or less evenly split between Australia and New Zealand, but this year the latter definitely came out on top

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