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Winestate Magazine

March - April 2018
Magazine

Launched in 1978, Winestate is one of the world’s longest running wine magazines, featuring over 140 pages on all things vinous from around the globe. Winestate tastes and rates over 10,000 wines a year, making Winestate the leading authority on Australian and New Zealand wines.

editorial

briefs

nz briefs • what’s happening in the NZ wine scene

PRODUCTION PLUNGES AS WEATHER TAKES A TOLL

WARM REDS AND COOL WHITES - GETTING THE TEMPERATURES RIGHT

SEVILLE A SMORGASBORD FOR THE SENSES

MORE ON ANDRE SIMON’S BOOK ON AUSTRALIAN WINE

MAKING THE GRADE • A CONCEPT OF MATCHING SPECIFIC REDS WITH INDIVIDUAL CUTS OF BEEF IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF PEPPERJACK WINES.

MAKING THE MOST OF A   BIG BACKYARD

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRITS FAIR

LINDSAY WINE ESTATE • celebrate the artistry of wine

adelaide grapevine

brisbane grapevine

melbourne grapevine

hong kong grapevine

sydney grapevine

Wine Words • NICK FLANAGAN WINEMAKER/GENERAL MANAGER – GLANDORE ESTATE

Auction reports

WHAT’S IT WORTH? • WINESTATE’S AUCTION PRICE GUIDE

CENTRAL & WESTERN VICTORIA

CENTRAL & WESTERN VICTORIA • A high quality regional judging that reflects what can be achieved in these regions. Unfortunately whilst this might be recognised in Victoria it perhaps does not have the recognition it deserves in other states or overseas.

JUDGES

ITALIAN & SPANISH • A good result for these Mediterranean varieties which we often call "alternative varieties," even though they have been produced for centuries in Europe. Tempranillo seems to have found a home in Australia, particularly in the warmer regions where it thrives and it shows in the results here. Similarly sangiovese performed well along with various interesting varieties such as montepulciano, fiano and arneis. Pinot gris/grigio continues to confuse but fortunately there are some good examples that keep us interested.

JUDGES

BAROSSA VALLEY & EDEN VALLEY

JUDGES

BAROSSA VALLEY & EDEN VALLEY • Always a pleasure! Barossa and Eden Valley continue to shine with high consistency flavoursome wines, often described as "block busters". This judging was no exception.

JUDGES - DAY 1 & 2

CHARDONNAY & BLENDS • A difficult judging with a strong expert panel expecting a lot more than was delivered. Has the pendulum swung too far from the old school ripe and buttery styles to the "new style" of more austere, fresh and lively flavours. The problem is that this is often taken to the extreme where "elegance" equals a lack of flavour.

MARLBOROUGH

JUDGES

MARLBOROUGH

JANE SKILTON MW RECENT RELEASES

NEW RELEASES • This was one of our best ever New Release results with an almost 80% recommended rate. Normally this is around 55-60%. It shows that wine makers are lifting the consistency of quality of their wines to even higher levels, which is good news for everybody. Lots to like here and well worth trolling through the list!

JUDGES - DAY 1

JUDGES - DAY 2

BEST VALUE BUYS - All under $20

contact details

ORGANICS SURGE IN THE DRIVE FOR SUSTAINABILITY • Australia is in the box seat - or could be - to grab a larger slice of the booming global organic market.


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Frequency: Every other month Publisher: Winestate Magazine Edition: March - April 2018

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: March 13, 2018

Formats

OverDrive Magazine

subjects

Food & Wine

Languages

English

Launched in 1978, Winestate is one of the world’s longest running wine magazines, featuring over 140 pages on all things vinous from around the globe. Winestate tastes and rates over 10,000 wines a year, making Winestate the leading authority on Australian and New Zealand wines.

editorial

briefs

nz briefs • what’s happening in the NZ wine scene

PRODUCTION PLUNGES AS WEATHER TAKES A TOLL

WARM REDS AND COOL WHITES - GETTING THE TEMPERATURES RIGHT

SEVILLE A SMORGASBORD FOR THE SENSES

MORE ON ANDRE SIMON’S BOOK ON AUSTRALIAN WINE

MAKING THE GRADE • A CONCEPT OF MATCHING SPECIFIC REDS WITH INDIVIDUAL CUTS OF BEEF IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF PEPPERJACK WINES.

MAKING THE MOST OF A   BIG BACKYARD

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRITS FAIR

LINDSAY WINE ESTATE • celebrate the artistry of wine

adelaide grapevine

brisbane grapevine

melbourne grapevine

hong kong grapevine

sydney grapevine

Wine Words • NICK FLANAGAN WINEMAKER/GENERAL MANAGER – GLANDORE ESTATE

Auction reports

WHAT’S IT WORTH? • WINESTATE’S AUCTION PRICE GUIDE

CENTRAL & WESTERN VICTORIA

CENTRAL & WESTERN VICTORIA • A high quality regional judging that reflects what can be achieved in these regions. Unfortunately whilst this might be recognised in Victoria it perhaps does not have the recognition it deserves in other states or overseas.

JUDGES

ITALIAN & SPANISH • A good result for these Mediterranean varieties which we often call "alternative varieties," even though they have been produced for centuries in Europe. Tempranillo seems to have found a home in Australia, particularly in the warmer regions where it thrives and it shows in the results here. Similarly sangiovese performed well along with various interesting varieties such as montepulciano, fiano and arneis. Pinot gris/grigio continues to confuse but fortunately there are some good examples that keep us interested.

JUDGES

BAROSSA VALLEY & EDEN VALLEY

JUDGES

BAROSSA VALLEY & EDEN VALLEY • Always a pleasure! Barossa and Eden Valley continue to shine with high consistency flavoursome wines, often described as "block busters". This judging was no exception.

JUDGES - DAY 1 & 2

CHARDONNAY & BLENDS • A difficult judging with a strong expert panel expecting a lot more than was delivered. Has the pendulum swung too far from the old school ripe and buttery styles to the "new style" of more austere, fresh and lively flavours. The problem is that this is often taken to the extreme where "elegance" equals a lack of flavour.

MARLBOROUGH

JUDGES

MARLBOROUGH

JANE SKILTON MW RECENT RELEASES

NEW RELEASES • This was one of our best ever New Release results with an almost 80% recommended rate. Normally this is around 55-60%. It shows that wine makers are lifting the consistency of quality of their wines to even higher levels, which is good news for everybody. Lots to like here and well worth trolling through the list!

JUDGES - DAY 1

JUDGES - DAY 2

BEST VALUE BUYS - All under $20

contact details

ORGANICS SURGE IN THE DRIVE FOR SUSTAINABILITY • Australia is in the box seat - or could be - to grab a larger slice of the booming global organic market.


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