Leading Aussie winemaker becomes global ambassador

By Caleb Radford / 28th of March, 2017   THE man behind Australia’s most famous wine has been given the task of promoting premium wines from his home state to the world. Penfolds‘ chief winemaker Peter Gago has today been appointed South Australia’s inaugural Great Wine Capitals Global Ambassador a year after South Australia joined…

Sky is no limit for high-altitude wine blend

An Australian winery has taken tailoring products to suit its target market to new heights.    By Andrew Spence / 6th of March, 2017 St Hallett Wines in South Australia’s Barossa Valley has released a Shiraz blend specifically designed to be sipped in the high-altitude cabins of passenger aircrafts. Plans are also in place to…

How I Discovered Wine by Paul Rest

Arriving in California from the Midwest in the late 1960’s, I thought I knew about wine. My wine experiences were, well, here it goes: Rosé wines from Portugal, Lancers and Mateue; inexpensive French wines that were available at the liquor around the corner from the campus that knew what we students would drink (and our…