I hate to say I told you so but … well, I told you so. In my first column for this newspaper a year ago I hailed grenache as a grape variety on the rise in Australia. And look what a huge year 2017 turned out to be for this once-maligned red wine. At the Barossa Wine Show in September, the 2016 Bethany Old Vine Grenache won three trophies, including the gong for best wine of show.
Warren Randall has had an idea, and he wants to share it. He's been thinking, he says, of a way to honour Barossa Valley identity Carl Lindner, a shareholder in Randall's Seppeltsfield wine business, who died in October, aged 73. And then, in the car on the way to lunch here, under the old palm trees outside the Seppeltsfield cellar door, it came to him.
If you want to get a feel for the direction drinks will be heading next year, take a look at the shelves behind your favourite bar. See all those bottles of spirits and liqueurs and digestifs and bitters – all the ingredients of the professional mixologist? At the moment, most of them are imported. But the time is coming – and it's not far off – when many of them could be locally produced.
@TheWineRules1@jeniport I can't think of any Australian certified biodynamic wine producers who have made - or would make - "vegan friendly" claims on their labels or in their marketing. Maybe I've missed something. Which ones are you thinking of who have been vague or obtuse in 'owning up'?
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