Aussie Wine Month 2013

Aussie Wine Month launched in Sydney at Merivale‘s Ivy Ballroom with over 50 wineries represented. Now in its second year, the month-long celebration of Australian wine provides an opportunity to taste favourite drops and discover and new vintages.

There are over 2,400 wineries and over 6,200 grape growers within 65 wine regions nationally with Australia ranking number four on the global wine export list. On any given day, 30 million glasses of Australian wine are consumed world-wide*, and the event is encouraging Australians to enjoy Australian wine in the month of April.

Aussie Wine Month Launch at Ivy Ballroom
Aussie Wine Month Launch at Ivy Ballroom
Aussie Wine Month Launch at Ivy Ballroom
Aussie Wine Month Launch at Ivy Ballroom
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At the media launch, Stuart Gregor, led one of the VIP tastings around the Ivy Room before the doors opened to the public. Among the notable drops, Best’s Great Western Riesling 2012, a textural wine with cinnamon and lime notes, Red Claw Pinot Noir 2011, fruity with cherry and dark berries and a hint of underlying oak, and Majella Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, a savoury red with dark berries and a little oak.

The standout wines tasted were Voyager Estate 2009 Chardonnay with citrus aromas, mineral notes and good acidity with a clean finish, and Henschke Keyneton Euphonium 2009, a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc matured in French and American oak for 18 months before blending.

Aussie Wine Month runs from 1 April to 30 April, 2013.

*  sources provided


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.