Tag Archives: Australia

Regional Food and Wine Pairing in South Australia

Readers of this blog will know I have a lot of respect for Australian wines. While the image of Aussie wines in the UK is often associated with bottom-of-the-barrel supermarket specials, the country produces quite incredible wines at all price … Continue reading

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Orange – Genuine Cool Climate in Australia

Orange is not a place I would have visited in Australia had it not been for this trip. Tucked away in inland New South Wales, several hours drive from Sydney beyond the Blue Mountains, it is certainly not yet on … Continue reading

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Robert Oatley Signature Series

The University Wine Champions Australia trip started off in incredible style with a cruise around Sydney Harbour courtesy of Robert Oatley Vineyards. As well as wine, Robert Oatley is well-known for yachting endeavours. Wild Oats XI – Robert Oatley’s racing … Continue reading

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Return from Australia

It’s been a bit quiet over the last month, I know. I’ve just returned from a trip around Australia courtesy of the Oxford blind tasting team’s winning performance in Wine Australia’s University Wine Champions Competition. As advertised, it really was … Continue reading

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New World Traditional Method Sparkling Wines

This post follows my summary of European non-champagne traditional method sparkling wines. Traditional method sparkling wines are also made in many New World wine-producing countries. Much of the initial catalysis for these wines came from Champagne houses setting up off-shoots … Continue reading

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Oxford are the University Wine Champions!

The Oxford University team triumphed over Edinburgh in a nail-biting finish to Wine Australia’s University Wine Champions competition last week. I reported here on our semi-final win over Nottingham, with some details of the competition format. The final was very … Continue reading

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Exploring the Margaret River

I’ve been most impressed with the Margaret River region in Western Australia. The region has a pleasant climate – much cooler than most of the rest of Australia at this time of year. There is beautiful scenery to be seen … Continue reading

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