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The Australian Wine States

Australia is a New World wine country with attitude! As diverse as it is intriguing, there’s never been a more exciting time for the perception and interrogation of Australian Wine. A bad Aussie brush tainted most with flamboyantly obtuse examples of Chardonnay and Shiraz in the noughties, but FRET NOT! Unique terroir, typography and soil […]

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Natural, Organic, Bio – Oh My!!!

Organic, Biodynamic or Natural… three of the more seemingly interchangeable wine terms hitting the headlines over the past 2 to 3 years! There is so much grey area and mystique surrounding these 3 in-vogue categories, particularly when one considers that essentially, they represent a return to simpler methods in both the vineyard and winery. The […]

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Veganuary!

You may have noticed Veganuary as the buzzword around town this Jan, it’s all the rage. Not limited to food and wine, Vegan products now run the gamut through to soaps and clothes. I’ll admit to enjoying my meat-based products, however it’s easy to spot the virtues and positive impacts of the Vegan way. There […]

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New World Chardonnay | New Zealand Vs Australia

The thing about New World Chardonnay is that it can enhance any feeling at any time of day, anywhere. There are big slutty ones, delicate fine ones, un-oaked ones, chunky ripe ones, pure ones, ones with outlandish fruit and ones that sniff at even a nuance of fruit. For instance, I’d be more inclined to […]

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Vasse Felix | Margaret River’s first Winery

An Interview with Vasse Felix’s Paul Holmes à Court Margaret River Western Australia’s iconic wine region: Only 3% of Australian wine is produced in the Margaret River, however approximately 20% of the wine classified as Premium Wine produced in Australia comes from the Margaret, so it is certainly fair to say this region is pretty high […]

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Australian Red Wine in the UK

We’ve been following (albeit tracking) with great interest the UK’s ongoing love affair with this charismatic red wine producing country. No sooner had we seen the vivacious success New Zealand wine had offered we were quickly catapulted into the arrival of small, boutique hand-crafted wines being produced by a ‘new wave’ of Australian wine producers. […]

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Mike Bennie – Understanding Natural Wine In Australia

Natural Wines – But What Are They? Natural wine in Australia is nothing new. The near 200-year history of grape-growing and winemaking of Australia is riddled with touchstones that sit comfortably under the umbrella of natural wine. Dirt floor wineries, old, large format oak barrels, non-chemical farmed grapes, rudimentary or gentle winemaking practice, lower alcohols, wines […]

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The Australian Cellar Joins the NZ Cellar’s Garage Sale in Brixton

For the first time The Australian Cellar will be joining The New Zealand Cellar for their South London famous Garage Sale in Pop Brixton. Brixton will be a rocking with killer tunes and festive cheer and there will be plenty of Aussie and NZ wines to indulge in. Plus for those that like to get […]

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The Grape Game : All Blacks VS Wallabies

On Saturday 27th the All Blacks are playing the Wallabies for the 3rd game of the Bledisloe Cup. The Kiwis are hoping for a 3 game sweep! This game is the first of the 2018 Northern Tour fixtures for both teams. We thought we better help the English familiarise themselves with the All Blacks and Wallabies players. […]

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Mike Bennie’s take on Australian Wine

“There’s never been a more exciting time for Australian wine” It’s the mantra. Dogmatic phraseology can be trite, can be bandied about too much. The thing is, it’s ringing true. Sure, there’s a standpoint that says Australian wine had its first revolution in the 1950s when Greek and Italian immigrants encouraging regular Aussie Bruce and […]

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Australian Wine Region – Tasmania

THE ISLAND OF PLENTY The small island state to the south is a treasure trove of stunning landscapes, fresh produce and world class premium wines. Tasmania’s wine credentials are based on quality over quantity. There are seven sub-regions on Tasmania including: The Tamar Valley, Pipers River, East Coast, North West, Down South, Coal River Valley […]

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Australian Wine Region – New South Wales

THE BIRTHPLACE OF AUSSIE WINE New South Wales (NSW) is Australia’s oldest wine region – The first grape vines were brought over on the first fleet and planted at Sydney cove in 1788. New South Wales is also the 2nd largest producer of wine in the country, responsible for 30% of Australia’s wine production. NSW has a total […]

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