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Tag Archives: McLaren Vale

• Parker speaks out against rising alcohol

Parker speaks out against rising alcohol

Robert Parker has downplayed his effect on wine pricing and styles while criticising wines with an abv over 15%. In a discussion about increasing alcohol levels sparked by Miguel Torres in Hong Kong, Parker (left) said that healthier grapes from better viticultural techniques were giving greater sugar levels but that the resulting rises in abv […]

• Stalin’s top red wine tickles our palates

Stalin’s top red wine tickles our palates

IT was the favourite tipple of Joseph Stalin but Georgian-born winemaker Lado Uzunashvili is quick to distance himself from the Russian dictator, not to mention Russia itself, when it comes to discussing one of the world’s oldest grape varieties, saperavi. Saperavi has been grown in the former Soviet republic of Georgia for thousands of years. […]

• Gamay Symposium yields surprise results

Gamay Symposium yields surprise results

Australian and Swiss competitors were surprise winners at the inaugural Gamay Symposium held in Lyon last month, an event which saw Gamay growers from all over the world come together to raise awareness of the grape. Producers from Germany, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Spain, the US, Italy, England, Slovenia, Switzerland and France entered their wines into […]

• South Australia Ombudsman to ensure wineries are paying a living wage

About 100 wineries and vineyards in South Australia will be targeted by the Fair Work Ombudsman this week to ensure seasonal and other workers are paid correctly. Five inspectors will visit businesses selected randomly from those operating in the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale regions.

• Wanna buy a vineyard in Australia? Penfolds Grange is up for sale

Wanna buy a vineyard in Australia? Penfolds Grange is up for sale

Clarendon Vineyard and Winery is up for sale for more than A$10m. The Australian vineyard, at the northern end of McLaren Vale, has supplied fruit for some of Australia‚Äôs most lauded wines, including Penfolds Grange and Eileen Hardy Shiraz. Also the source of the Clarendon Hills and Hickinbotham brands, it was featured by Robert Parker […]