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Wine of the Year ANNUAL EDITION 2020 Issue out Now

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It’s time to look a final look back on 2019 before diving into the new year with our Annual (Jan/Feb) Wine of the Year Awards Edition. This issue covers all the highlights of the four, four-and-a-half and five stars reviews from 2019 and also the outstanding Wine of the Year Awards winners and then we ring in the new year with the latest new release wines and rosé. Here’s cheers to a wonderful 2020!

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FEATURED ARTICLES

PEAK PERFORMER

MOUNT Avoca is one of the pioneers of Victoria’s cool-climate Pyrenees wine region and will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2020. Vigneron Matthew Barry says it is hitting new peaks.
Located just outside Avoca, one of the first towns of the 1850s gold rush that shaped early Victoria, Mount Avoca is popular with visitors enjoying the region’s rich history…

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THE WRITE STUFF

BLOGGERS ARE PLAYING AN INCREASING ROLE IN GROWING THE WINE INDUSTRY.

LAST October the annual global Wine Media Conference (WMC) was held in the Hunter Valley. Formerly called the Wine Bloggers Conference, the WMC has been going for 12 years and this was the first time it was held outside of the US, thanks to some funding from Wine Australia (a very small part of the $50 million invested by the government)…

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Vintage Report 2019

A YEAR OF PAIN AND PLEASURE

INITIAL predictions of a savage reduction in the total national wine crush may not have completely materialised, but the record high temperatures experienced across many regions in 2019 did make heavy inroads on yields. Irrigation – where water was available in the wake of an often desiccated spring and summer – was in widespread use across most of south-east Australia. Western Australia, conversely, was coping with a cool and occasionally damp season where disease and famished birds posed the significant threats…

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CENTENNIAL SPARKLERS A SUCCESS STORY

Centennial sparkles with three out of five wines Top 5 sparklings for 2019!

WHEN talk turns to the New South Wales Southern Highlands wine-growing region, Centennial Vineyards leads the conversation. Over the past 20 years, winemaker Tony Cosgriff has kicked serious goals and forged a formidable reputation for sparkling wines. The Centennial Vineyards Brut Traditionelle, a benchmark multi-vintage blend, has led the charge with six trophies, 10 gold medals and a Top 5 in this year’s Winestate Wine of the Year awards…

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