Shares in Australia’s largest wine producer, Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), have recovered slightly after the company was hit with a temporarily 169% tariff on its wine exports to China, as TWE seeks to sell its surplus wine elsewhere, make more wine in France or potentially China to avoid the tariff which will kill its Chinese sales.
The Bordeaux Chauvinist reviews a Rhone Valley cask wine, and likes it. He’s gained humility, and saved some money. This column was originally published on the Bordeaux Chauvinist’s website, Cquoi ce vin, or What is this wine? He advises on good value for money wines of all appellations, regions and countries (but he remains a Bordeaux Chauvinist).
While Verdicchio is the most widely grown white grape in Le Marche, it is little known outside Italy, unless you happen to recall seeing a fish-shaped bottle in a liquor store, on the way out. Like the region itself, it’s underrated. Primo Estate has brought a great example to Australia. And if you can get to Le Marche itself, it’s less busy than the adjacent Umbrian and Tuscan regions, with greater natural beauty.
Ross Hill has undertaken extensive measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by wine business and to minimise its impact on the environment. With full certification, wine consumers can trust its wines to be carbon neutral, says Ross Hill Wines co-owner, James Robson.
Bucking a global trend, Australian wines are becoming more diverse, with wineries diversifying away from French grapes to others, including Austria’s Grüner Veltliner. That’s good news for a nation where Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc dominate wine production, leading to fatigue for many wine consumers.
Shares in Australia’s largest wine producer, Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), fell to their lowest level in five years this week on possible tariffs or bans being placed on its exports to China. The company has also paused on a demerger of its famous Penfolds brand, to focus on boosting its operations.
New research reveals that the dominance of French wine grapes varieties has grown dramatically across the globe while Italian and Spanish varietals have become less popular. The extent of varietal diversity both nationally and globally has shrunk, despite the hype about ‘alternative’ varieties.
With so many sound variations coming out of mouths for Champagne brands, the time is ripe for a guide for non-French speakers to master, or at least improve, the pronunciation of some of the more commonly sold Champagne brands. Do you say the ‘t’ in Moët or not? Read on!
From the sea breezes of McLaren Vale and the pretty Fleurieu Peninsula to the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills, Loonie Wines is making wines to reflect these South Australian regions. The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc ($30) is crisp and fresh, with elegant minerality and great length. The 2020 Colab and Bloom Rosé ($27.50) is made.
Shares in Australia’s largest listed wine producer Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) have lifted from their 2020 lows on speculation the company will sell its famous Penfolds division, rumours which have been denied by the company.