Wine in the Media


From Beijing to Buffalo (USA) and on to Brighton (UK), reviews of Australian wines are global. Each week Tony Keys presents a selection.


Mexican revenge on Trump, through Canada, UK and home

Reuters, 15 June, Staff reporting Mexican and U.S. brewers have reinvented U.S. President Donald Trump as a gun-slinging mariachi folk musician to promote a new beer celebrating cross-border cooperation. The label of the new Amigous Cerveza craft beer, showing a frowning Trump in a sombrero, his trousers held up with ...
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From Grafton through the Straits to China

Grape Expectations 10 June Max Crus (Simon Hughes) At some point in the week these reviews and article will appear in The Daily Examiner (Grafton), Border Mail (Albury), Rotary Down Under (National) and Australian Petroleum Marketer News (National) Reviews for Gartelmann Diedrich Hunter Valley/Clare Shiraz 2014, $45. A friend once ...
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Max Crus expectations’ explanation & nonsense

Grape Expectations 3 June Max Crus (Simon Hughes) At some point in the week these reviews and article will appear in The Daily Examiner (Grafton), Border Mail (Albury), Rotary Down Under (National) and Australian Petroleum Marketer News (National) I recently had a coffee with Max and told him sometimes I ...
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Cheap wines, Halliday riesling, wonderful mind of Max Crus

junkee.com, 31 May, Matilda Dixon-Smith If you, like us, jump on any opportunity to validate your cheapo ways, you probably heard the recent news about Aldi. The iconically odd supermarket chain has been making headlines after one of its $8 rosés was named among the best wines in the world ...
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The UK Telegraph Adelaide Advertiser Financial Times

The Telegraph (UK), 19 May, Pierpaolo Petrassi MW Master of Wine Pierpaolo Petrassi offers his recommendations on well-priced Australian wines, suitable for drinking now. Grant Burge Shiraz: “A jewel of a wine from the Barossa Valley, one of the world’s finest wine regions, a rich, juicy red with plum and ...
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Chuck Hayward’s Tasman Commentaries

Just the one entry in the international media section this week. TKR is directing its readers to the review site Chuck Hayward's Tasman Commentaries. Chuck is and has been a great supporter of Australian wine in the USA, several reviews and articles all worth reading i.e. “It’s hard to describe ...
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Barossa, Singapore, Busselton, Adelaide and USA

Drinks Business, 28 April, Natalie Wang A six-litre imperial of Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2011 led The Barossa Wine Chapters Auction to a record sale of AU$62,910, it has been announced. Full article TR Business, 28 April, Charlotte Turner Accolade to showcase new Aussie wines in Singapore Accolade Wines ...
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Articles from Adelaide to Yorkshire and in between

The Advertiser, 25 April, Cameron England TWENTY South Australian wineries will get the chance to showcase their wares in China next year following a deal brokered by Tomich Wines’ Randal Tomich. The China (Guizhou) International Alcoholic Beverage Exposition is putting up $200,000 to help 20 wineries attend their event next ...
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The UK Telegraph to NSW Newcastle Herald

The Telegraph (UK), 11 April, Jeremy Dixon Wine of the day: Margaret River Chardonnay 2014, Western Australia Full article Newcastle Herald, 15 April, Rick Allen John Lewis: An accidental wine critic A TRENCHERMAN, says my dictionary, is a person with a heavy appetite. Those words aren't mine. They were written, ...
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Halliday praise for Patritti White indifferent to Jacobs Creek

The Australian, 8 April, James Halliday It’s a fair bet that few serious wine lovers outside South Australia — indeed, outside Adelaide and its environs — would have heard of Patritti Wines. This family-owned and run wine business was founded in 1926 by Giovanni Patritti… Full article In Daily, 13 ...
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