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QUEENSLAND NEWS

Friday, February 10, 2017

Back in the mid-1990s when I spent several months working in Brisbane, Queensland wine was rarely seen on a wine list there. Even the locals used to have a bit of a chuckle about it often saying that “it was too hot there to be able to make decent wine”. Whereas, in fact the Granite Belt at 700-1,200 metres above sea level is some of the highest altitude wine country in Australia. Read More...

ALTERNATIVELY SPEAKING

Friday, July 29, 2016

SAPERAVI – I have been a BIG fan of Saperavi since I first tasted this deep, dark, big wine a few years ago. I wrote about it for WBM (June 2012) and have been keeping an eye on its progress in Australia. The variety is native to Georgia (formerly part of the USSR) where it has been grown for thousands of years. Winemaking in Georgia has been traced back to 8000 years ago. Read More...