Barossa Vintage Report 2015


Barossa Vintage 2015 (as at 1 April 2015)   The 2015 Barossa harvest period got off to a good start, with growers experiencing 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain in early January which set the vines up nicely for the[…]

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Barossa Wine Chapters Auction 2015


*Update 10 April.  Lunch event SOLD OUT.  Online Auction open until April 17.   Avid wine collectors and enthusiasts can create their own Barossa wine collection, direct from Barossa winemakers’ cellars, by bidding in the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction in[…]

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Prowein and the Langton’s Narrative


“The Public Gets What The Public Wants…” Going Underground, The Jam Supply and demand. It is not a new idea, but it is one that the wine world still struggles with. Until the recent past, distribution would drive demand better[…]

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Riesling – an article of faith


There is a predictable moment in every annual wine program – somewhere between that feature that tells us that is ok to drink rose, and the one that suggests that Aussie Chardonnay is now more Audrey Hepburn than Jane Mansfield[…]

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All Creatures Great And Small


On the eve of the Barossa Wine Show, there can be fewer places more appropriate than Appellation – The Louise to host a thought-provoking review of Australian Shiraz. Presented as one of a subtle suite of changes to this year’s[…]

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The Morning After The Night Before…

Barossa Wine Show

The awards dinner for the 36th Barossa Wine Show was much like many that had gone before – full of good humour, expectation and ebullient celebration, all washed down with a general sense of community well-being and fortified with a[…]

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