Saturday, May 20, 2006

Jeni Port's article on the wine glut

In Tuesday's AGE Epicure Jeni Port has an interesting article about
one way that the wine industry is responding to the oversupply of wine
grapes- by changing grape varieties.

Here is the URL of the full article

The article reinforces the idea that the industry is changing, as well
as growing. As consumers I reckon we are in for three benefits from
the current situation, better wine, wider choice and cheaper prices;
just don't rush blindly in to buying all of the cheap cleanskins that
are flooding the market.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend 6 and 7 May 2006

This weekend you can expect an even better time in the Clare Valley. When you visit this beautiful region this weekend you might like to slip out to Inghams Skilly Ridge and try their Tempranillo. They are having a vertical tasting of their temp's along with their rieslings.

Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend

Alternative Varieties 2006 Vintage Reports

Over the next few weeks I will be collecting info from Australian winemakers about how the 2006 vintage is shaping up. The page below is being used to collect the reports

Alternative varieties 2006 vintage reports guidelines and form

You can check out what winemakers said in 2005 at 2005 Vintage reports