Wine

Cassegrain Wines one of Australia's craftiest Winemakers

Cassegrain Wines has just about the perfect location for those travelling between south-east Queensland and Sydney — right on the Pacific Highway, not far from Port Macquarie and just about at the journey’s midway point. John recommends the 2016 Edition Noir, Three Tiers with a hearty, Winter seafood dish.

A Historic Shiraz

Carmelo D’Aquino made his first barrel of wine in Orange, in a small tin shed, in 1946, just on 70 years ago. His grandson now produces some of the country's top drops under the Highland Heritage label, your wine of the week.

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.