This Margaret River stalwart has never been better
The challenge was to find suitable wines to match with akoya. The more fundamental challenge was to see what a seafood I had never heard of, let alone crossed my palate, tasted like.
When I heard that the classic Aussie label was making a reappearance, my old heart skipped a beat.
This year’s Perth Wine Show was another triumph for West Australian wines.
The West Australian’s wine editor Ray Jordan has fired back at chief reporter Ben Harvey’s rant about wine wankery — and like a good white wine — his response is crisp, dry and packs a punch.
Last week I wrote about the absurdity of the language corporate Australia uses. I have since arrived at the conclusion that the epitome of wordsmithing wankery is the Australian wine industry.
Ben HarveyChief Reporter
You may not know the name, but every now and then this little producer on Metricup Road pops up with a gold medal.
One of the great joys in life is drinking a mature wine where the passage of time has worked its magic.
It took a little while for the variety to take hold but once consumers and winemakers realised what they had and how good it could be, the number of straight and blended tempranillos started to grow.
French wine producer Pernod Ricard has gone back to the future with a decision to rebrand two well-known Jacob’s Creek wines to their original name.
Against all the hype of a seismic shift towards online wine retailing, it seems that traditional bricks and mortar stores are more than holding their own.
Ray Jordan Wine editor
Former Aussie cricket great Ricky Ponting has used his time in lockdown to develop a new range of wines. Here’s the verdict from wine writer, Ray Jordan.
The pioneering Margaret River winery is up for sale after chief winemaker and part-owner Michael Kerrigan decided to pursue other interests in the industry after 15 years at the helm.
WA’s wine industry suffered the biggest hit of any major Australian wine-producing State last financial year, with wine exports down 17 per cent in volume and 11 per cent in value due to COVID-19.
The Grange is very good but Penfolds releases other wines. And while they might not have quite the position in the market, they remain some of the most famous names in Australian wine.
The latest incarnation of Australia’s most famous wine is about to hit shelves and the big name comes with an even bigger price tag.
Tucked away in a vineyard — which sits 25km west of Waroona — is a Russian music teacher and former military engineer turned winemaker.
Whether it’s an under-$10 quaffer for your next barbie or something special for a dinner party, The West Australian’s wine writer Ray Jordan has something for you in his annual Top 100 list.
The Federal Government was tonight dismissing speculation Australian wine was the latest product caught in the crossfire of the trade war with China after a Perth based exporter raised the alarm.
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Think England cricket great Sir Ian Botham and images crystallise of the beefy guy with the Midas touch beating Australia off his own bat and ball, followed by plenty of pints at the end of the day.
The region’s backpacker workers were out in force on Tuesday, with queues outside labour firm Vinepower a signal of the start of this year’s vintage.
WA’s go-to bible for wine lovers is thirsty work for Ray Jordan.
Welcome to the future Wilyabrup wine region.
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