The many faces of Western Australian wines

The many faces of Western Australian wines

Western Australia I’m not sure if its 20 or 30 years since I first heard Denis Horgan (Leeuwin Estate) say “Western Australia produces just 3 per cent of Australian wine but 20 per cent of Australia’s premium wine.”   It didn’t convince me then because the assumption was based on the higher price WA wines were […]

Australia continent of outstanding Riesling

Australia continent of outstanding Riesling

The TKR riesling tasting Post-Christmas is time for the TKR riesling tasting. It’s not as large as some magazine tastings, or those of reviewers who have greater consumer recognition, but large enough to provide an idea of how riesling is performing around the country. For the past few years I have kept all rieslings sent […]

The beauty of Australian vintage sparkling wines

The beauty of Australian vintage sparkling wines

Sparkling wine part two A couple of weeks ago the review section covered non-vintage sparkling wine. After taking a week off to review Aldi wines, we now return with vintage sparkling wines. Australia is a huge importer of champagne, yet many of the wines below match or outshine their French rivals. Why can’t top-quality Australian […]

Non-vintage Australian sparkling wines.

Non-vintage Australian sparkling wines.

Non-vintage Australian sparkling wines. We produce many wonderful sparkling wines yet exports are falling. Huntington Estate Pinot/Chardonnay NV: A group of us tasted this wine and though the agreement was “it’s OK”, that was all that could be said about it. 89 points and very pricey, at $29, in comparison to what else is around.  […]