Friday. 25 January. 2013. 10:11 am
The black beauty that made it big in Barossa, Australia
This is a big and bold wine, and so it is perhaps no surprise that its adopted homeland is vivacious Australia. A very dark skinned grape, Syrah has always delivered in power and does well in hotter climates where it ripens more for a fruitier wine.
Although originally grown in France, when Scotsman James Busby brought the grape over to Australia in the 1830s, this country started to make a name for itself in Syrah production, and changed its namesake to Shiraz.
Thursday. 13 December. 2012. 10:08 am
Renowned Chef David Laris offers innovative contemporary dining in Central.
A new restaurant has opened on Wyndham Street. Laris is the brainchild of Chef David Laris, a celebrated chef, entrepreneur, designer and creator of many award-winning restaurants. Spending much of his youth in Greece, the Australian chef brings to Laris, a Mediterranean appreciation of fresh produce with a global approach.
Friday. 18 May. 2012. 3:05 pm
6 Aussie wines up for taste in Soho.
It’s the end of the month and Rayne Wine Lounge is inviting you to loosen that tie or kick off your high heels and “Wine Down” with friends at their inaugural wine night.
Rayne has teamed together with Australia’s RockBare Winemakers to present their entire range of highly lauded wines on Thursday May 31st. At “Wine Down” you can sit back with friends and be served a selection of unlimited premium wines for only HK$200 per person.
I bet you’re feeling relaxed just thinking about it, aren’t you?
Friday. 20 January. 2012. 10:39 am
Dean Aslin looks at disruption in the Australian wine scene.
When it comes to new world Shiraz few have the reputation that Australia’s Barossa Valley does but recently its southern neighbour has been grabbing the attention and deservedly so.
McLaren Vale lies to the South East of South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide, and it is a much cooler climate than the Barossa with sea breezes on most afternoons. Whilst there has never been any doubt about the high standard of wines coming from the region it is now getting a lot of attention because of the awards and accolades it is receiving for their exceptional Shiraz.
Thursday. 12 January. 2012. 12:01 pm
China is now Australia’s 3rd biggest export market for wine.
Last year, China become the third largest destination for Australian wine with sales shooting up to $201.5 million in 2011, behind only the major markets of the United States and the United Kingdom.
Wine sales to China and Hong Kong helped prevent a larger decline in Australian wine exports which fell to $1.89 billion last year as exports to the US and UK went into reverse.