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Jeni Port

Wine writer

Andrea Bocelli brings Bocelli Family Wines to Australia

Andrea Bocelli

The Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is in Australia to launch his family's wine range.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Sep 23 10:08:20 EST 2014

Wolf Blass leaves legacy at 80th birthday

Wolfgang Franz Otto Blass

He was a puffed up little German with tickets on himself and an ego you could see from space. Or, he was just a blender of wine not interested in serious wines that aged.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Sep 16 03:00:00 EST 2014

The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2015: The drinks awards

Gardel's

Some trends arrive fast.

Good Food Guide | Jeni Port | Tue Sep 02 03:00:00 EST 2014

Much to wine about as drink lists take over

Cocktails on the rise.

Bye bye wine lists: The drinks list is exploding with cocktails, gin and craft beers cutting in on the action.

Good Food Guide | Jeni Port | Sat Aug 30 08:00:00 EST 2014

Winemakers create Australian vermouths

Australian-brewed spirits.

Gilles Lapalus is being cagey, which is completely out of character.

Food News | Jeni Port | Tue Aug 26 03:00:00 EST 2014

Australia's 10 best winemakers

Louisa Rose.

We asked 100 wine experts to decide the country's top 10 wine producers - and found a male domain has been invaded.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Aug 05 03:00:00 EST 2014

Vineyard real estate: whatever it costs...

Mornington peninsula vineyards.

Vineyard-suitable land on the Mornington Peninsula is the most expensive in Australia.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jul 29 03:00:00 EST 2014

Why Tasmanian pinot noir matters

Red wine.

Tasmania is arguably the most exciting pinot noir producer in Australia. But that's not the only reason.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Is Australian red wine too alcoholic?

Red wine

Debate rages about the merits of high-alcohol wine and a small group of Australian producers is ignoring the pleas for lower percentages.

Drink | Jeni Port | Mon Jun 09 11:58:00 EST 2014

Cool-climate shiraz awarded Australia's best red wine

Red wine, generic. Thinkstock pic

An Adelaide Hills shiraz has been recognised as Australia's best red wine at this year's International Wine Challenge.

Drink | Jeni Port | Wed May 21 09:38:00 EST 2014

Innovator created a little magic

Winemaker Jack Mann.

A cabernet sauvignon series continues its tradition of honouring a great achiever.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue May 06 03:00:00 EST 2014

Australians drinking more champagne while the French drink less

French champagne.

Australia is the sixth largest importer of champagne in the world.

Drink | Jeni Port | Wed Mar 26 11:38:30 EST 2014

Low fruit yields mixed blessing

Still going strong: John, Ann, Ruth and Rob Ellis, with dogs Min and Xena, at Hanging Rock.

The summer has not been kind to vineyards, but there is still positivity.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Mar 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Roll out the red carpet

Red alert: Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago calls 389 '<i>the</i> bin wine of Penfolds'.

The hits - and misses - of Penfolds' new releases.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Mar 18 03:00:00 EST 2014

25 wines for $25 or less

Wine

We demand so much of a value wine, don't we? It can't simply refresh, be nice to drink or be a good little quaffer. No, a value wine has to over-deliver for the price.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Feb 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Master pieces

Faces of experience: (From left) Phillip Jones, Pat Carmody, Guill de Pury, Rick Kinzburnner, Viv Thomson and John Thomson. Ron Laughton is also tasting.

A wine award can be sheer luck. Master status comes from cultivating the habit.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Feb 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

What we love to drink in summer

Grape experience: Chris (left), Bruce and John Tyrrell.

Along with cricket and crayfish, our First Families of Wine indulge in other savvy choices.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Raise a glass to Aussie greats

Big screen success: Winemaker and <i>Red Obsession</i> director Warwick Ross.

Here's an Australia Day honours list with a difference, recognising the special contribution of our wines and the people behind them.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Drinking in the best of 2013

Red wine.

Jeni Port shares her picks of the best wines of the year.

Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

The perfect match: Wine suggestions for Christmas Day

Christmas Mule.

Put as much thought into what you drink on Christmas Day as to what you will be eating. Here are some traditional and alternative pairing ideas.

Christmas Feasts,Drink | Jeni Port | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013