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Monday 15 April 2024 in Cover Story, Latest Issue, News

An Hour with Jessica Hill-Smith

You can glean a lot about a person’s life by the items pinned to their…
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Friday 12 April 2024 in China, Exports, News, USA

China big news, but don’t forget America

Matthew Deller MW, CEO of Wirra Wirra Vineyards, ponders the renewed opportunity in China –…
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Friday 12 April 2024 in Grapegrowing, News, Vintage 2024

What’s the story vintage glory?

Most vintages in Australia throw up numerous challenges for growers and 2024 was no different…
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Tuesday 9 April 2024 in Carbon Emissions, News, Sustainability

Casella switches on huge solar project

Casella Family Brands has switched on the largest solar power facility in the Australian beverage…
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Wineries in Vietnam trade mission

An 11-winery trade mission to Vietnam from South Australia next week aims to boost sales…

Re-enter the Dragon, China is back

Australian winemakers will be charging their glasses with something special tonight with the news that…

Is China about to open the door?

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has released an interim draft determination outlining a proposed…



Creating value for wineries

On a recent visit to Taiwan, I spoke at a wine dinner for some high-end…
Limestone Coast

Limestone Coast favourite returns

The Limestone Coast hero brand Stonehaven is back on the shelves again after a brief…

Big Aussie Contingent In Singapore

An Australian contingent of 74 wineries headed to Singapore this week to be part of…



Spreading the message the box rocks

Cask wine producer Ashley Ratcliff from Ricca Terra in the Riverland ponders the green credentials…

Penfolds pops cork on new Champagne

Penfolds has introduced a new Champagne Cuvée Brut in collaboration with Champagne Thiénot. The Champagne…
McLaren Vale

‘Hacking the Future of Shiraz’

Inkwell Wines in McLaren Vale is offering one tonne of Shiraz to five lucky winemakers…
Jessica Hill-Smith is on the cover of WBM - Australia’s Wine Business Magazine. In this the 175th year of Yalumba. Words by @katiespainwrites Design by @naomigiatasdesign Pix by @macmahonimages Accompanying piece ‘Signature Stories’ by @timwhiteeatsanddrinks Like Yalumba, WBM is family owned and operated. Knowledge is power. Subscribe to WBM today. Australia’s #1 wine industry magazine since 2005 - 156 years behind Yalumba but hey we’re getting there. #wine #industry #knowledge #magazine @yalumbawine @barossawines #WBM #TheSignature #Yalumba #Angaston @mybarossa #Jess
De Beaurepaire Richard Central Ranges Pinot Noir 2021 scores 92 points from Mike Bennie in WBM. “A potent, dry, robust Pinot Noir, but still manages to offer up good cherry fruitiness, mushroom/truffle notes, some undergrowth and brambles and a bit of game meat too. Savoury style, bold in a way, and well judged for those seeking Pinot with a bit of muscular appeal.” $75. @debeaurepairewines #CentralRanges #PinotNoir #savoury #cherry #mushroom #wine
Tapanappa Definitus Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2021 scores 95 points from Mike Bennie in WBM. “A stately and serious Pinot that delivers quite a bit of depth and concentration for the variety, all of which is enveloped in granitic-minerally tannin profile and a generosity of fine, fancy, spicy oak seasoning. Dark cherry, plum, black olive and sweet turned earth characters abound. A glossiness to texture, suppleness to tannin, great extension of flavour generally. Fine wine.” $90. @tapanappa #FoggyHill #finewine #wine
Casella does everything on a huge scale including its new solar facility with 8,730 solar panels. Story on the WBM site. #yenda #solar #sustainability #sun Photo: Vince Bucello.
Hewitson 1853 Barrel Barossa Valley 2020 scores 95 points from Mike Bennie in WBM. “At the top of the tree for Hewitson wines, this is the statement piece in a glass. A freight train of dark berries, stewed plums, nougat, chocolate, liquorice, all the sweet spices and flinty, smoky oak seasoning. Impossible concentration and power too, the wine lingering forever with each sip. A juggernaut with an uncanny balance for things, but strap in for each bottle.” $450. @hewitsonwines  #barossa #juggernaut #freight #train #wine #power #concentration 🍷


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