Wine

Curiosity for Blending, Yields Great Success

Writing about wine for several Australian publications for 20 years and working as a winemaker at Mudgee in the NSW Central West, as well as on the East Coast of Tasmania, makes John Rozentals our new, go-to wine reviewer. John replaces David Ellis, who has retired after 30 years of writing for vintnews.com. John's column will bring you two wine reviews and a wine of the week, weekly.

A Really Special Shiraz for Autumn

When you're one of just 65 wines listed as “Excellent” in Langton’s #VI Classification of Australian Wine – considered the ultimate guide to local fine wines – you certainly know you are doing something right...

A Great Chardonnay's Price Surprise

One to note: T’Gallant which was founded amid the rolling hills of Main Ridge on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula in 1990, has a nice range of bubblies pitched at the growing market for quality sparkling priced around $15 to $20.

Bottling up a Taste of Rustic Italy

We’re not sure how they do it, but open a bottle of Dal Zotto Pinot Grigio from the King Valley in the foothills of Victoria’s Alps, and you get the impression you’re treating yourself to something straight out of a little part of rustic, rural Italy...

Great Drop with Variety Dining

Taltarni have wrapped a Fume Blanc label around a 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, a lovely wine whose 56% fruit from Tasmania’s Coal Valley and the remainder out of Victoria’s Pyrenees, makes for a really cracker stand-out drop.