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Optimum Wine Temperature: Why is it so important?

Not so long ago, many wine lovers believed that temperature was only important when it came to cellaring. However that’s all starting to change. So what temperature should we drink our wines at, and why does it matter?

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posted by Riedel Australia, 23/02/2017

topics: Blog

The Perfect Serve Cocktail of the Month - Americano

Not to be confused with the Starbucks version, the Americano is colourful, simple to make, and deliciously bitter.

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posted by Spiegelau Australia, 30/01/2017

topics: Blog

"Natural wines are no longer just orange funk!": Trends in 2016 and Predictions for 2017 from Judy Sarris

What were we quaffing this year? What'll we be drinking next? We reached out to some of our expert friends to get their opinions.

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posted by Riedel Australia, 28/12/2016

topics: Blog

"Mediterranean varieties sit so well with our lifestyle": Trends in 2016 and Predictions for 2017 from Jim Chatto

What were we quaffing this year? What'll we be drinking next? We reached out to some of our expert friends to get their opinions.

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posted by Riedel Australia, 22/12/2016

topics: Blog

The Champagne Man's Top Picks for the Festive Season

Since the release of his first Champagne Guide in 2011, Tyson Stelzer has been making a name for himself as Mr. Champagne of Australia. We spoke with him about Australia's obsession with champagne, and his tips for what to drink over the festive season.

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posted by Riedel Australia, 17/12/2016

topics: Blog

The Perfect Serve Cocktail of the Month - Caipirinha

Almost impossible to pronounce correctly, the national drink of Brazil is sure to satisfy you on a balmy afternoon.

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posted by Spiegelau Australia, 01/12/2016

topics: Blog

Five Minutes with Gault&Millau: 2017 Dining Predictions and Top Venues for Summer

Gault&Millau Australia's Manager, Mark Dorrell, has been working with the Restaurant Guide since it launched in Australia at the end of 2013.  We stole five minutes of Mark's time recently to talk about the changing climate of Australian dining, and to ask the most important question of all: how on earth do you pronounce Gault&Millau?

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posted by Riedel Australia, 29/11/2016

topics: Blog

The Perfect Serve Cocktail of the Month - Margarita

Whether in a pitcher for all your friends or by the glass for yourself, the Margarita is sure to arouse the party spirit.

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posted by Spiegelau Australia, 10/05/2016

topics: Blog

Peter Gago: “Grange has never been about bigness; it’s only ever been about balance.”

Last month, we interviewed Tyson Stelzer about the Great Australian Red trophy, and what makes the Shiraz/Cabernet blend so uniquely Australian.

This month, we spoke with Penfolds Chief Winemaker Peter Gago, who is only a few years' shy of marking 30 years with the iconic Australian wine brand.  He gives us his thoughts on the blend that makes up the most cellared wines in Australia, the strength of the Penfolds brand, and his top tips for service.

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posted by Riedel Australia, 30/09/2016

topics: Blog

Interview with Jaz Wearin, Modus Operandi Brewing: "I’m a bit of a glass snob."

A six month trip to the States motivated long-time beer lover, Jaz Wearin and her husband Grant to start their own brewery in Sydney's Northern Beaches.  And it seems their hard work was worth it: they won a ton of big awards in their first three months, including Champion Australian Beer at the 2014 Australian Craft Beer Awards.

Jaz talks to us about sacrifice and flavour, what she learned from the US craft beer industry, how beer drinking is like wine drinking, and what she loves about beer.

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posted by Spiegelau Australia, 24/08/2016

topics: Blog