Buller Wines Rare Tokay with Eton Mess

In terms of world-famous wines, it’s impossible not to respectfully mention the region of Rutherglen, Victoria and in particular Buller Wines’ rare collection of fortified…

La Zona Fiano 2016 with Banana Leaf Steamed Red Mullet

Chrismont’s wonderful new release La Zona Fiano from the King Valley is a most exciting aromatic white and should be considered a serious top-tier restaurant…

Billy Button Fiano 2016 with Soft Prawn Taco

This fiano from Victoria‘s Alpine Valleys region is hand-crafted by the energetically talented alternative-varietals ‘queen’, winemaker Jo Marsh, formerly of Seppelt Great Western. A few…

King River Estate Pinot Grigio 2016 with Crispy Skin Barramundi Fillet

Each year King River Estate produces cleaner, more vibrant fruit, the result of pesticide-free biodynamic vineyard management. I’ve noticed a progressive advance in wine flavour...

Dal Zotto Pucino Col Fondo

The Dal Zotto prosecco story is the stuff of legends. Just over a decade ago Otto Dal Zotto, King Valley tobacco grower turned grape grower…

Noble Heart – Pizzini Wines’ Nebbiolo

I’ve been lucky enough to know Alfredo ‘Fred’ Pizzini for quite a while and I’ve never seen him quite like this. He’s clearly rattled and…

Rutherglen Estates 2014 Tempranillo, Renaissance 2013 Durif & 2014 VRM

Review: Rutherglen Estates 2014 Tempranillo The Rutherglen Estates’ Tempranillo wine lifts the bar with a sweet, succulent and rich bouquet. It’s everything a ripe and…

Rutherglen Redefined

Matthew Jukes discovers a new breed of wildy expressive ‘young gun’ table wines among the historic fortified classics of Rutherglen, Victoria. I recently had the…

Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines 2015/16

Extraordinary UK wine columnist Matthew Jukes is regarded as one of the world’s leading wine writers, having worked in the wine trade since 1987. He hosts corporate…

Bench Testing Fragrant Reds Pt. 1

Popular, affordable bottle shop brands vs boutique cellar door wines. I have a confession to make. When I walk into my local supermarket bottle shop,…