As Australia’s diplomatic relations with China slowly thaw, a new report details the continued wine export slump in the wake of crippling tariffs imposed in 2020.
A small winery at Greenock in the Barossa Valley has taken out a Global Best of Wine Tourism Award for its luxury accommodation, beating nominees across the 12 ‘Great Wine Capitals’ of the world.
Nine months since closing their awarded fine dining restaurant Victor’s Place amid major roadworks, winemaker Alan Varney and his wife Kathrin Dressler have reopened their Port Noarlunga winery and rustic stone barn as a dedicated tasting room for Varney Wines.
A government program promoting export opportunities for SA winemakers has marked financial success in its first year by opening up new markets for local producers.
Even early removal of Chinese anti-dumping tariffs would not be enough to prevent Australia’s wine industry facing several years of oversupply, the newly-released Wine Quarterly Q3 2023 report by Rabobank states.
Flamboyant winemaker Chester Osborn is used to courting controversy but the creator of the renowned d’Arenberg Cube is facing a tough new battleground in the country town of Blewitt Springs.
Don’t delete the out-of-office message just yet. New food and wine festival SummerVines is coming and you’ll want to make a day (or more) of it.
No scores, no top drops, but all winners – here are the liquid wonders that turned our wine writer’s head over the past 12 months. In part one: sparkling and white wines. Bookmark it for your next bottleshop trip or track the wines down online.
It is not quite the seminal moment Kimbolton Wines joint owner Nicole Clark imagined when she first learned her Grapes for Good project won a best in the world award in Argentina this month.
And now for the next “alternative” variety which is having a dream run with show judges. Our wine writer unpacks why it’s garnering so much success and suggests some local bottles to try.