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Pinks for Spring

Pinks for Spring

More delicate than most red wines with more body and intensity than most whites – rosé fills the gap providing refreshment, texture and enjoyment at both ends of the sweetness spectrum, writes Lisa Johnston.
A New Look at Barossa Shiraz

A New Look at Barossa Shiraz

There are some young guns striving to make us take a fresh look at Barossa Valley shiraz, writes Lisa Johnston. Get set to see wines more elegantly structured and purer in fruit, each with a different story to tell.
A Spring of Viognier…

A Spring of Viognier…

Yalumba’s pioneering work with Viognier in Australia has been ongoing since the first vines were planted in 1981. From there, Viognier spread rather rapidly across Australia with 1451 hectares planted by 2010. Lisa Johnson talks about the resurgence of Viognier and offers her favourite four drops.
Season of Mellow Fruitfulness

Season of Mellow Fruitfulness

Pinot Noir is one of the most elegant of red wines. The best have silky sensuous tannins but have the acid to keep everything fresh and lively. They will also have complexity to their depths. Lisa Johnston discusses why we are spoiled for choice in Australia.
Tasmanian Devils - And Some Angels Too…

Tasmanian Devils – And Some Angels Too…

There is so much to love about Tasmania; stunning scenery, a gourmand’s paradise, a relaxed pace….and some of the best wine in the world. Lisa Johnson shares her tips on some of the best Tasmanian drops.
Summer Tipples - How To Stay Cool This Summer

Summer Tipples – How To Stay Cool This Summer

As the weather heats up, there is nothing quite like a chilled glass of wine to keep you from getting hot under the collar. Lisa Johnston shares her top five picks for the warmer season.
The Hunter Valley – So Much to Rediscover

The Hunter Valley – So Much to Rediscover

There is so much more to the Hunter Valley than the obvious - wine - although there is plenty of that and some brilliant finds are just waiting for you...Lisa Johnston enjoys a drop, or five.