Australia

Australia /əˈstreɪljə, ɒ-, -iə/, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. New Caledonia, a special collectivity of France, lies to the north-east.For at least 40,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century, Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians,who spoke languages grouped into roughly 250 language groups.
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  • Looking red ahead at December 6th in VINTAGES

    …, simple drinking pleasure. Tasted November 2014 @Zaccagninivini @Ryan_hobbsandco Lavau Rasteau 2012, Rhône, France (Agent, $19.95, WineAlign) Equal parts Syrah and Grenache gather in this very warm Rasteau that spent (15 per cent of the cuvée) 10 months in French oak barrels. Typical of the upward trend in Rhône reds of elevated alcohol and vibrant…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah- 7 readers -
  • The next BIG red wine?

    …. It is possible that the Romans may have brought the grape with them, as they traveled from the Mediterranean. The parentage of the grape is unknown, so is probably a domesticated wild grape. The name, “Petit Verdot” translates into “small green”, which probably reflects on the grape being an early budding, but very late ripener. So late in fact…

    The Sommelier Update- 3 readers -
  • Wine Australia appoints Tesco MW as UK and Europe director

    … Laura Jewell MW is to leave her role as Tesco's head of wine product development to become Wine Australia's director for the UK and Europe. Wine Australia brought forward its official announcement of Jewell's appointment following trade media speculation. She is to take up her new role on 23 February next year, the trade body said today (27…

    Decanter- 4 readers -
  • Fort Berens Estate Winery, BC

    … winemaking AND Cabernet Franc, this young wine will not develop appreciably and is best enjoyed 2014-2017 2012 Meritage 844 cases, $28.99 CAD 72% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc 89+ points, Very Good Value …this Bordeaux styled blend finds a unique home in Lillooet; Merlot certainly drives the bulk of the aromas: plush red…

    a chef's journey to learn winein Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Singapore

    … expensive city in 2014 according to the Economist) and also a popular tourist destination; on average every day, there are 36,000 additional people on the island. According to the International Enterprise Singapore, a government agency, six countries account for more than 80% of import volume into Singapore. Australia and France are at the top with 31…

    Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-winein Riesling- 1 readers -
  • Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations

    As we approach the holidays, all this Pinot Noir has primed my palate for turkey and all the fixings. Pinot Noir is a natural choice for red wine at the Thanksgiving table, and in particular I would recommend these wines that I tried recently in wine class at SFWC: • Labyrinth Yarra Valley Viggers Vineyard Pinot Noir 2004 – Australia ($20) • Seresin Marlborough Pinot Noir “Leah” ...

    Wine Maven in Training- 2 readers -
  • Visit Majella Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

    … Visit Majella Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015 by mywinepal • November 24, 2014 • 0 Comments Majella is a frequent visitor to the Vancouver International Wine Festival. This is our eighth visit to this great event and were are very much looking forward to showing off our wines once again. Majella vineyards Majella…

    MyWinePalin Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -
  • TOO MANY LUXURY BRANDS

    … brand identity, values and standards, and get back to delivering differentiated, fully-priced value in 2015." Copycats. Australia has always copied wine styles from the Old World. Sometimes we copy this, other times we copy that. We copy. Our early winemakers copied Germany and Switzerland, Bordeaux and Hermitage. We copied Champagne from…

    Philip White/ drinkster- 2 readers -
  • Tout près by Farr 2012

    … A striking wine with plenty of amplitude and movement. Pinot noir. Geelong. 13%. Sealed with Cork. The whole bunches are very obvious and in scent it is not unlike the Applejack from Giant Steps, though perhaps with less smoulder and more softness. I'm still not convinced that a stem can transmit place. . . Spice and sap, rhubarb and roots. It's…

    Wino sapienin Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • Mount Mary Pinot noir 2012

    … Pretty and tight, but safe and a little too squeaky. There's no exaggeration or fault and a pleasing lack of splinters; all the facets are in balance, with more fruit than wood, a suggestion of spice but to my nose it is not apparent if there are whole bunches. You can smell the restraint. It's pale and bright, not perfectly clear. Mostly fruit…

    Wino sapienin Pinot Noir- 5 readers -
  • 2012 19 Crimes Shiraz mini review

    … 2012 19 Crimes Shiraz mini review Dark in color with a mild nose. Nice black Berry mid pallet backed by some nice pepper and spice along with some acidity on a medium length finish. I would give it an 88 or so. From the LCBO web site: 19 Crimes Shiraz Durif — LCBO#: 369777 $18.95 Alcohol/Vol 14.0% Made in: South Australia, Australia…

    John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy- 5 readers -
  • Change in winemakers at Washington’s Swiftwater Cellars

    … to Swiftwater. The upstate New York native got his winemaking start in Florida, of all places. After three years there, he landed a harvest job in 2008 at Stoller Family Estate in Oregon’s Dundee Hills. After that, he spent seven months making wine in Australia and New Zealand before returning to the Northwest. “It was a pretty intense year,” he said…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Winein Syrah- 4 readers -
  • The BEST Sancerre Rouge

    … cherry fruit that is divinely pure as there is no new wood influence with the typical high acid of the region. The ripeness balanced by the acidity is what makes this wine special.It is from a single vineyard on a steel hill and aged in 100% old barrels. The wine sees no new oak. The soils are the famous "Terre Blanche" (limestone) of the area…

    Lyle Fass/ Rockss and Fruit- 1 readers -
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