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Pandemic lockdowns and restrictions have created a boom in wine sales, especially for online retailers.
Local shiraz blends are enjoying a renaissance, with a new wave of finer, more stylish offerings joining hearty traditional types.
Among wine critics, celebrity-endorsed labels often provoke cynicism and scorn. For every genuine business venture backed by a wine-loving celebrity, there's someone else leveraging their fame in a short-term marketing ploy to earn a few bucks.
Many Australian wineries provide wines that offer engaging personality and good quality in the $10-$20 price range.
Sauvignon blanc is one of the world's great grapes.
For a special occasion splurge, an anniversary, birthday, or as a luxurious gift for a wine lover these wines are mightily impressive.
Wine and food matching is like dating: you only know for certain if it was a success after the event.
Can non-alcoholic wine ever stack up to regular wine?
Rhone grape varieties grenache, mataro (mouvedre) and shiraz have made themselves right at home in Australia.