• Macedon Ranges: Cool Climate, Melting Pot

    Macedon takes the prize for being the coolest wine region on the mainland, with some touting it as the best territory for chardonnay and pinot noir in the country. Evidence of that potential, aside from some glittering exceptions, haven’t exactly been crowding wine store shelves over the years, but much has changed, and there’s a dynamic community ensuring that potential is being tapped in exciting ways.

  • Wineslinger venues adapting to COVID-19

    We’re living in unprecedented times, that’s for sure. For wineslingers across the country, that has meant going into hibernation mode or, for some, and probably many, closing for good. But plenty are adapting to a constantly changing environment, switching to takeaway and home delivery.

  • New Heights in the Central Ranges

    The Young Gun Top 50 for 2020 features Swinging Bridge Wines, Gilbert Family Wines, Wallington Wines and Dreaded Friend, who all work from the Central Ranges, though it’s a hard region to generalise about, with pockets both quite warm and dramatically cold. It captures Mudgee, Cowra and the burgeoning cool climate region of Orange within its borders.

  • Australia’s Best Cabernet Franc

    Cabernet Franc can be rarefied, but it is typically accessible, both in style and cost, and the engaging variety of expressions that are now appearing on top wineslingers shelves is deserving of our attention.