A really diverse issue hitting most of the major states across Australia with the Best of the West, Wines of NSW and McLaren Vale judgings and our Kiwi cousins taste the wonderful North Island and all the latest new release wines too!
Featuring tastings of McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek & Fleurieu Wines, Best of the West, Wines of New South Wales, North Island (Gisborne, Auckland & Northland) NZ.
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HIS OWN MAN
After being warned off accepting a position as winemaking and viticulture adviser to the WA wine industry back in 1972, Mike Zekulich is happy to report that renowned scientist, Tony Devitt, ignored the naysayers and did not only enter this arena, but thrived in it! Founder of Ashbrook Estate, Tony has been instrumental in bringing several high calibre conferences to WA, representing the wine industry on various development boards, lecturing and judging on the show circuit and being the award recipient of the Jack Mann Memorial Medal for his industry services.
For those au fait with the equine racing scene, the name of Gooree Park will be all too familiar as it is home to one of Australia’s premier horse studs, however what may surprise some is that is also home to some of Australia’s equally fine thoroughbred wines, writes Hugo McNeill. Located in the spectacular Mudgee wine region, its namesake wines (such as Desert War, Don Eduardo and Crowned Glory) are as well-bred as any of its champion horses.
PROSECCO AT THE PINNACLE
It seems like the sparkling wine debate continues to bubble away, writes Elisabeth King. The French are fighting back hard to maintain their hold on this lucrative market since the ever-popular prosecco has started to chip away at their bottom line. It seems that more and more people want fizz as an everyday consumable and not just for when the odd special occasion pops up.