With wine on a tap fast becoming a norm for modern bars across the country it was only a matter of time before we got some wine tinnies on the shelves, taking one of the most refined drinking experiences interpreted through ‘Strayan culture. BWS have now launched a huge variety of wine-in-a-can with the good sense to appeal to a wide range of tastes with various whites, red and rose varieties, moving away from the common frustrations of broken bottles and lost screw tops with some pretty sweet illustrations to boot.... Read More | Share it now!
Sixth generation Barossa winemaker Trent Burge is spearheading a new passion project and wine series titled Barossa Boy, a collection that he hopes will mirror the same consistency and quality that’s been threaded through his family’s history in the Valley which dates back to 1855, when his great-great-great grandfather John Burge first immigrated to South Australia.... Read More | Share it now!
Enormously popular Australia fashion label Romance Was Born was hooked up with the crew at Handpicked Wines for a collaborative limited edition Yarra Valley Rosé inspired by the fashion house’s latest collection “Electric Orchid”. Following a visit to the gorgeous Handpicked Cellar Door in Chippendale, designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales worked with Handpicked Wines to create the label for this special release, which is part of Handpicked Wines Spring Summer Collection 2018, a series that features lighter style fine wines designed for the summer months.... Read More | Share it now!
Australia’s got a new wine brand with I Am George, a collection of premium reds that pay tribute to the history and life of beloved winemaker George Wyndham, who is often considered one of the pioneers of the Australian wine industry and one of the first to plan vines in the country. The range has launched along with a short-film series worked up in collaboration with award-winning filmmakers Brilliant Films, each film exploring George’s connection to classical elements within life and nature. ... Read More | Share it now!
Wine enthusiasts have long known that specialised distributors are the way to go, a gateway to experiencing some of the best drops that local bar or restaurant may not have on the menu, while also taking away the painful hours of research (and the ever-stressful opportunity cost) that comes with trying to find the best online. Curated wine delivery services have been popping up more and more over the years, some touting well-selected portfolios or accessible and cheap wines while others use connections to some of the world’s most unique and innovative wine houses to assemble a selection of premium drops, often at prices much more reasonable than you’d find at that up-scale restaurant you rarely get to dine at. One of Australia’s newest services, French Vine falls into the latter category I guess, boasting a highly curated portfolio of unique French wines ranging from some of France’s oldest wine houses to its most revered young winemakers. ... Read More | Share it now!
Championing the wines of Southern France, particularly of the Rosé variety, Quattro Wine Group has begun stamping quite the impression on Australia. The company, which was started by four Sydney-based wine enthusiasts, are trying to push one of the more underrated sides of the French Riviera to more Aussies, curating a selection of rosé wines from the South of France and ensuring they make their way to Australian restaurants, bars and bottle shops. ... Read More | Share it now!
Highly awarded NSW-based McWilliam’s Wines have introduced a new range to their extensive family, titling it the “McW” range and pushing it into the market as a sub-brand based on the integral relationship between the land, the climate and the winemaker. Placing the focus upon the elegance and intensity of the high altitude, cool climate regions that are characteristic of NSW, the range introduces the McW 480 and 660 Reserve series, each taking its name from the respective altitude that the grapes are ripened at.... Read More | Share it now!
Known for being an elegantly crisp entry into the wide world of sparkling wine, La Marca Prosecco, has popped on over to Australia after being named the top premium prosecco in the United States. It was launched not only in time for Melbourne Cup, but ahead of what is starting to look like a blazing hot summer in Australia, one which will surely be needing the clean, bright bubbles as La Marca seek to truly make their mark on the national market.... Read More | Share it now!
The Grampians region in Western Victoria has long been treasured for its golden rolling hills and tall gum trees, possessing a climate that is well desired for some of the country’s most popular varieties like Shiraz and Riesling. It’s for this reason that the Montara Winery is held in high regard and trusted when it comes to producing inexpensive, high quality wines to justify it’s recent award of five-stars in the authoritative James Halliday’s 2016 Wine Companion directory. The five-star status has certainly perked our interest, so for our latest On the Shelf we take a look at two of Montara’s releases – first, the 2015 Montara Grampians Gold Rush Riesling, and second, the 2013 Montara Grampians Gold Rush Shiraz.... Read More | Share it now!