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Australia’s strategy to push more premium wines is working in the UK and Europe

Australia’s strategy to drive a more premium offer in the UK and Europe appears to be working with the latest set of export figures showing bottled wine is increasing whilst bulk is in decline. Whilst 80% of the wine shipped to the UK from Australia comes in bulk that share declined by 14% in 2016 […]

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Charles Melton Wines Barossa Valley

Charlie Melton is one of the saviours of Australian Shiraz along with Rocky O’Callaghan (ROCKFORD), Bob McLean (ST HALLETT) and others. In the late 1980s and early 90s he produced wines of such character and richness from dry-farmed (unirrigated) Barossa old-vine fruit that it rescued the grape from the also-ran category assigned to it in […]

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Glaetzer Vineyards Barossa Valley

Colin Glaetzer and his son (and winemaking whizz) Ben (also see MITOLO) have really lifted the quality of their own wines in recent vintages. Grapes come from unirrigated vineyards in the Ebenezer district of the Barossa Valley. The top wines are now very good indeed, not the blockbusters of old but more sophisticated, expressive wines […]

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Clarendon Hills Vineyards McLaren Vale

If you’ve drunk Astralis then either you or your friends are not short of money. Bratasiuk’s unfiltered and unfined, ripe, extracted reds, aged in French oak, are subjected to a long cuvaison and exhibit a depth and dimension that most Australian reds don’t even approach. Some early vintages had questionable balance and marginal levels of […]

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