Some truly fantastic tastings to be had this issue from the the China Southern Airlines Cabernet & Bordeaux Challenge IX to our annual Emerging & Alternative Varietals Awards (EVA’s). Plus, all the lovely whites you can dream of – sauvignon blanc, riesling, pinot gris/grigio and semillon. Also, Clare Valley, KI and Hawkes Bay (NZ).
Featuring tastings of Clare Valley • Kangaroo Island • Riesling • Sauvignon Blanc & Blends • Pinot Gris/Grigio • Semillon & Blends • Cabernet & Bordeaux Varietals • Hawkes Bay (NZ).
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A LOIRE UNTO THEMSELVES
From the outside, France’s Loire Valley is ruled by a complex range of regulations.
MENTION the Loire to most Australian wine drinkers and if you are lucky a few may say muscadet or vouvray, and some may mention sancerre and/or chenin blanc, but that is about it. It is akin to asking American drinkers about the Barossa, to which the reply would be, shiraz, whereas in both cases there is so much more on offer than just the afore mentioned.
STEPPING INTO THE SPOTLIGHT
WINESTATE TURNS THE FOCUS ON EMERGING VARIETALS WITH ITS ANNUAL AWARDS.
YOU may recall that last year Winestate launched the Emerging Variety Awards (EVAs) sensationally with 399 entries into this exciting, consumer-focused wine competition.
A decades old favour from another generation, repaid a few years ago, has allowed Morris Wines to reach its 160-year milestone.
THERE were doubts that Morris Wines would be in one piece to celebrate its 160th birthday.
But, here it is, turning 160 this year.