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Monday 19 February 2024 in Barossa, News, Vintage 2024

Declared best in the Barossa

Marie Clay has been named Barossa Winemaker of the Year by the Barons of Barossa…
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Friday 16 February 2024 in Barossa, News, Vineyards

New vineyard ‘not taken lightly’

When the whole Australian wine industry is talking about vines needing to come out, the…
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Friday 16 February 2024 in Industry Issues, News, Opinion

An industry in crisis: why is it so?

When WBM editor Anthony Madigan asked me to comment on the crisis in the Riverland…
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Friday 16 February 2024 in Future Leaders, News, Opinion

Plan leaves Future Leaders ‘underwhelmed’

This is an open letter and formal feedback from Wine Australia's Future Leaders 2023 Cohort…
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A beacon for hope

We’re all in need of positive news about Aussie wine, particularly on the international stage…

Small winery in big export deal

Gibson Wines will be launched in the UK in a new partnership with Majestic Wine…

Exports take yet another hit

Australian wine exports declined by 11 percent in value to $1.79 billion and four percent…



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…



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…
Langhorne Creek

The gift of Langhorne Creek fruit

Following the success of the first two vintages, the Langhorne Creek initiative ‘Project 5255’ will…
Mount Gambier steals the limelight. An Hour with Andrew Burchell from Good Intentions Wine Co. Words by @katiespainwrites. Pix by @macmahonimages. Design by @naomigiatasdesign. 72 pages of compelling content including sharp commentary on ‘that’ Plan. Subscribe to Australia’s #1 wine industry publication today. Knowledge is power. And go Mount Gambier. @good_intentions_wine @visitmountgambier @mountgambiervisitorcentre #wine #goodintentions #mountgambier #volcano #southeast #sa
Apogee Deluxe Rosé Tasmania 2020 scores 95 points from Mike Bennie in WBM. “An excellent Apogee wine that marries concentration of layered stone fruit, lush red berries, cinnamon spice, coursing minerality and yeasty nuance wrapped up in a very well-balanced and vigorously sparkling wine. Beautiful perfume, wonderful array of complex flavours, great energy and overall a class act. Apogee continues to make a strong case for being at the apex of Australian sparkling wines.” $80. @apogeetasmania @winetasmania #beautiful #perfume #complex #flavours ❤️
Legendary Adelaide Hills wine producers Mike and Judy Press set to launch Press & Co Wine. Coming up: a Pinot Gris and a Pinot Noir from the Adelaide Hills and a McLaren Vale Grenache. Story on the site.  #AdelaideHills #McLarenVale #wine #pinotgris #pinotnoir #grenache #affordable
Yelland & Papps Greenock Shiraz 2021 scores 94 points in WBM. “While a concentrated and deeply flavoured red, there's some restraint, a tug of fine tannin among the rollicking forest berry melange and lavish dusting of sooty, woody spice. Drinking is joyous, the nature of the wine relaxed and flowing beautifully, with that inherent freshness elevating the experience.“ $49. @yellandandpapps @barossawines #joyous #relaxed #freshness #barossavalley 🙌
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 scores 99 points from Tyson Stelzer in WBM. “With more than 50 percent sourced from Coonawarra in one of the greatest seasons since 1991, a core of blackcurrant fruit exudes a purity and violet lift that belie its profound depth and concentration, carrying effortlessly with pinpoint clarity and yet staggering impact. The explosion of chalk mineral tannins, the brightness of acidity and the mesmerising confidence with which it holds its line and length in suspended animation make this one of the greatest Bin 707s.” $800. @penfolds #coonawarra #fruit #purity #acidity #brightness #penfolds ❤️


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