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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  • The BEST Sancerre Rouge

    … down a bottle of Vatan Sancerre Rouge but finding that is about as easy as finding a yellow cab in NYC between 3:30-7pm. Gerald Morin took over this esteemed estate 20 years ago and his son, Pierre, has been trained carefully and with great detail over that time, and now runs the whole show. Pierre trained in Australia and at Domaine Dujac. Dujac…

    Lyle Fass/ Rockss and Fruit- 1 readers -
  • LCBO Vintages release – November 22, 2014 (WVN 205)

    … dominate, sitting on a bed of bright, crisp acid. The finish is long and clean. This is a perfect white for a turkey feast. Extra dry, white wine – $19.95 per bottle France, Burgundy (Beaujolais) – AOC Morgon Domaine de L’Herminette Grand Cras 2013 This is Beaujolais Nouveau season but don’t confuse this wine for the fruit-forward, light-bodied…

    W John Switzer/ The Winesights Reader- 1 readers -
  • Thanks to cold snap, Northwest ice wine harvest comes early

    … Valley two nights to bring in the grapes. Gehringer brought in three varieties for ice wine: Riesling, Ehrenfelser and Cabernet Franc. He picked at 43 brix, a measurement of sugar content; grapes for dry table wines typically are picked at 24 to 26 brix. “It wasn’t too cold, but it was cold enough,” Gehringer told Great Northwest Wine. “It’s nice…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Winein Riesling- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the Week 27 – amazing value dry Riesling

    … Müller-Thurgau grapes and not Riesling at all. Riesling can be stylish, classy, refined and elegant and what’s more a great many are dry. If you want dry wines made from Riesling, then drink Riesling from Alsace, Austria, Washington State or Chile. All these places are produce some superb dry Riesling, but my Wine of the Week this week is cracking…

    Quentin Sadler's Wine Pagein Riesling- 3 readers -
  • Chatto Pinot Noir 2013

    …, of course, be invoked, and having done so I shall dismiss it without answer. Who cares? It’s drinking fabulously right now. Chatto Price: $50 Closure: Stelvin Source: Gift This entry was posted in Australia, Red and tagged Pinot Noir, Tasmania by Julian Coldrey. Bookmark the permalink.…

    Julian Coldrey/ Full Pourin Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • Naked Wines’ Latest Marketing Campaign a bit See-Through?

    … I just received the latest email marketing campaign from Naked Wines (the UK office – now that they have a presence in the US and Australia this probably needs to be stated), and I’m a little disappointed. I’ve always thought highly of their marketing savvy. The move to rate wines not by stars or points, but simply by whether you would buy…

    Wine Conversation- 4 readers -
  • Pinot Noir Around the World

    … The world of Pinot Noir stretches way beyond Burgundy – though each new world version is compared to the French mother lode. Known the world over as a finicky grape, Pinot Noir is difficult to maintain since it ripens so early and is prone to rot due to its thin skin. Genetically unstable, many different clones exist and can have marked…

    Wine Maven in Trainingin Pinot Noir- 2 readers -
  • German Wine in Singapore

    … Brands in Singapore. Pictures: Raffles Hotel and Marina Bay Sands Hotel with Museum of Arts and Science (and Viatrix with her Parents and Grandparents) 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% and 26…

    Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine- 1 readers -
  • If You Don’t Know…Now You Know! 6 Santa Barbara Winemakers to Watch

    … to be around a few winemakers early on and tasted many wines. But after a few years the wine that stuck was a Cornas from France, I loved the spiciness and minerality What was your first job in wine? My first job was at Beckmen in Los Olivos, CA. Who is the the first person to give you hands-on training in wine? In 2005, Steve Beckmen was the first…

    Wine Berserkersin Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Book Review: Best White Wine on Earth

    … on the “Great Riesling Desert” is especially clever — who would think that great Riesling would come from the arid vineyards of Eastern Washington? But they do and Pigott explains how and why. The tour continues in Australia and New Zealand then on to Austria and finally Germany. Well, actually Germany is not the very last stop because it is followed…

    Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economistin Riesling- 3 readers -
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