Innovation in winemaking fills growing consumer demand

Low alcohol wines are certainly not new. They account for a small, but growing market. Overlay this with the substantial increase in consumption of organic wines and general well-being, and we find The Natural Wine Co.’s innovative Lightly Sparkling wines ($20) gaining much attention. With a long history of growing organic grapes, Canowindra’s Jason O’Dea has been … Read more Innovation in winemaking fills growing consumer demand

Andrew Caillard MW releases The Vintage Journal

Angus Hughson and Andrew Caillard

The Vintage Journal – www.vintagejournal.com.au – is a compelling addition to Australia’s wine media landscape. Co-created by leading wine auction identity and author Andrew Caillard MW, it draws on his 40 years’ experience in the industry and an extensive, unique and unmatched “Australian Ark” archive of historical research.  The Vintage Journal is a collaboration with publisher, digital … Read more Andrew Caillard MW releases The Vintage Journal

Small Acres Cyder named Champion Cider

Small Acres Cyder has been awarded the coveted Champion Cider Trophy at the 2021 Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show. The 2017 Small Acres ‘Cat’s Pyjamas’ Cider ($35) received the award, along with the Trophy for the Champion Bottle Conditioned Perry or Cider and Gold Medal at the recently judged awards. “We’re more than a little excited,” … Read more Small Acres Cyder named Champion Cider

International recognition for Canowindra’s Natural Wine Co.

Canowindra’s The Natural Wine Co. has received international recognition being recently awarded a gold medal at The Global Organic & Vegan Wine Masters 2021 with its 2020 Natural Wine Co Shiraz. The Global Organic & Vegan Wine Masters is supported by The Drinks Business UK, and judges certified wines from around the world, and is … Read more International recognition for Canowindra’s Natural Wine Co.

Relentless exploration, questioning & experimentation

Patina’s Gerald Naef is a winemaker with a penchant for perfection and experimentation. He is constantly questioning his winemaking in order to keep creating better wines whilst ensuring that the wines are released having some maturation and showing the benefit of time. This release includes the 2018 Patina Pinot Noir ($45) and the 2018 Patina ‘Sticky Tea’ Riesling ($25). … Read more Relentless exploration, questioning & experimentation

HOOSEGG

Philip Shaw’s HOOSEGG has been 60 years in the making. Since Philip first started working in a number of South Australia’s most famous wineries, the HOOSEGG dream has been formulating.   After passing over the Philip Shaw Wines business to his sons Philip has focussed on small parcels of select fruit from his Koomooloo vineyard, state-of-the-art … Read more HOOSEGG

Wines with a sense of place

Angullong Wines continues to be a leading producer of emerging varieties with the release of their 2019 Angullong ‘Fossil Hill’ Tempranillo ($28), 2019 Angullong ‘Fossil Hill’ Sangiovese ($28) and 2021 Angullong ‘Fossil Hill’ Rosé ($26) For 25 years Angullong have been growing a range of varieties, producing their ‘Fossil Hill’ wines, as well as suppling a number of like-minded winemakers with … Read more Wines with a sense of place

The Lane Cellars opens in Albury

Independent bottle shop, The Lane Cellars has recently opened its second store in Albury, NSW. The new store is modelled on the existing Orange store, showcasing a range of boutique beer, wine and cider from local producers, complemented by a diverse range of interesting and iconic products from across Australia. The Albury collection of wines … Read more The Lane Cellars opens in Albury