WINE NEWS: Fires Damage Australian Grapes

Massive wildfires have been raging across Australia since September 2019. Wine regions in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria have all been affected. This includes Hunter Valley, Canberra, Rutherglen, Gippsland and Adelaide Hills. All face an uncertain 2020 vintage, as the effects of smoke taint and heat on this year’s crop remain unknown. […]

WINE TRAVEL: Exploring Burgenland, Austria

Burgenland is an Austrian wine-producing region located in the easternmost part of the country and  known for producing some of the richest and most full-bodied red wines in Austria. The primary grape varieties here are Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt.  The geography of Burgenland is noteworthy. It is located on the famous Pannonian Plain in Central Europe. […]

WINE TRAVEL: PINOT GRIS FROM TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

Tasmania,  cool climate Australian wine region, lies 240km off the coast of Victoria. It’s the coldest wine land in the country, the climate there is temperate with a maritime influence provided by the Tasman Sea, the Bass Straits and the Indian Ocean. As Australia’s most mountainous state, Tasmania has multiple mountain ranges criss-crossing the center […]

WINE TRAVEL:​ THE DIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE HILLS

Adelaide Hills is one of Australia’s most diverse wine regions in terms of climate, soil and topography, producing grapes with a complex and refined flavor profile. The first vineyard in southern Australia was planeted in 1836 by John Barton Hack in North Adelaide. The vines are planted in altitude, more than 400 meters from the […]

WINE TRAVEL: THROUGH THE HILLS OF YARRA VALLEY

Australia has been incredibly successful at taking international grape varieties and crafting them into unique, new styles. The Yarra Valley, located in the North East of Melbourne, is one of Australia’s best cool climate wine regions which makes it particularly suited to the production of high-quality grapes. Today, the Yarra Valley has 300 vineyards, and […]

WINE PAIRING:​ BARBECUE GRILLED MEAT WITH AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ

Time to enjoy barbecue grilled meat accompanied by red wine! The aim is to find the best wine-meat match so that the wine enhances the flavors of the dish. The beef is particularly tender and juicy with a generous amount of fat thanks to the muscles. Based on these characteristics, we can choose a wine with […]

WINE PAIRING:​ ASSOCIATING TARAMASALTA AND AUSTRALIAN SÉMILLON

This is the recipe for a wonderful summer relish! For your summer aperitifs, we recommend matching a homemade taramasalata with Semillon from Hunter Valley, Australia. Taramasalata is a Greek meze ,a dip for bread, made from tarama, the salted and cured roe of the cod, carp, or gray mullet mixed with olive oil, lemon juice, […]