Sunday, September 25, 2005

Chenin Blanc: Classic Wine or Cask Filler?

I have been updating a few of the varietal pages on the main Vinodiversity Site. You may want to check out the revised Chenin blanc page

Chenin Blanc: Classic Wine or Cask Filler?

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Pruning bush vine Mataro!

You probably don't know how to do bush vine pruning. You're probably of the opinion that you don't need to know.

Wrong! This is essential knowledge. But you can find out here in 16 easy steps from Rolf Binder.

Step 1. Curtsy respectfully to the venerable old vine.

Well, maybe its a bit late for pruning this year, but check out the article, and subscribe to Rolf and Christa's informative newsletter. It's free and will keep you up to date with what is happening at a leading Barossa Winery.

Find out more about pruning Mataro from the Barossa Winemakers of the Year 2005

Monday, September 19, 2005

The hot grape varieties of the future? Article by Jancis

Jancis Robinson is always looking for something different, especially wines made from some of the less common varieties. Here is her article where she looks at about 15 different varieties which she thinks may have a future.

Fine Wine Writing by Jancis Robinson - The hot grape varieties of the future?

Friday, September 16, 2005

Australian Small Winemakers Show

Small winemakers are often innovators in introducing new varieties. Their annual showcase is at Stanthorpe in Queensland's Granite Belt. In 2005 the Show will take place over the week of 22-29 October. Public Tastings will be held on Saturday 29 October Australian Small Winemakers Show Details

Australian Inland Wine Show Swan Hill 14 -16 October

The Inland Wine Show celebrates its 25th birthday at Swan Hill on 14 16 October.

Wines from the Murray Darling, Riverina, Riverland and Swan Hill regions will be on show.

Australian Inland Wine Show Details

Monday, September 05, 2005

Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show Program

Ten Days in Mildura is the banner for the public events surrounding the 2005 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show, to be held over Melbourne Cup week, 29 October to 6th November.

There will be dinners, tastings, a marketing seminar, a people's Choice award and of course the AAVWS Awards Long Lunch presented by Stefano de Pieri.

The AAVWS will coincide with the Earthbeat Festival of jazz, folk and gospel music, held in various venues around Mildura from 3-14 November.

See the program and booking information here

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Varietal wines in the Bendigo wine region

The Bendigo wine region is best known for its superb shiraz, but there are a few wineries making some good wine with less well known varieties
Varietal wines in the Bendigo wine region