Find a bottle of your favourite wine and buy the bottle next to it for a surprise this Christmas, suggests Max Allen.
Nero d'avola is the most important red grape of Sicily, now spreading rapidly throughout Australia.
Doing things by halves usually gets a bad rap, but for wine drinkers it's on the rise with the half-bottle is finding new popularity due to the pandemic.
In the Clare Valley, riesling rules. And compared with many classic Australian wine styles, it's often reasonably priced.
These three WA wines all achieved silver or gold-medal ratings.
Lighter wines make a lot of sense from health, social and gastronomic points of view.
Be wary of the words wine marketers use to entice you to buy their products, writes Max Allen.
A wine of great value in my world is one that gets a high score relative to its price.
Take your tastebuds on an overseas jaunt without leaving home.
Testing the theory that the more grape varieties you blend, the merrier the result.