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Australian Wines for Old World Palates

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Australia is not just a great country for robust Shiraz, fruity Grenache and powerful Chardonnay. It offers precise Pinot Noir, lean Chardonnay, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon and other cool-climate surprises.

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Winery Highlight: Chris Ringland

by Chuck Hayward

Chris Ringland was surely not prepared for all of this. The popularity, the sudden attention. Working away at a rustic winery where time seemed not only to stand still but actually climbed backwards. He spent that time mentoring young winemakers as they learned the secrets of the Barossa Valley--its vineyards, its people, its history. The last thing he expected was an overflowing fax machine...100 point scores from Parker can do that.

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Not Just for Cork Dorks: The Penfolds Recorking Clinic

by Chuck Hayward

Australia's Penfolds is known worldwide for their wines, especially the iconic shiraz-based Grange. Yet it is their unique service, the Penfolds Recorking Clinic, which sets the standard for what chief winemaker Peter Gago calls "service after the sale."

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