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Australian Wine Icons: Jim Barry Wines The Armagh Shiraz

South Australia’s Clare Valley is riesling country and, in fact, Jim Barry Wines is the largest producer of riesling in the Valley. But the success of the winery’s flagship shiraz, a single-vineyard offering called The Armagh, provides ample proof that …

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Top Critic Picks: $22 Shiraz from Moppity and Blue Poles

Coincidentally two of Australia’s top critics, Huon Hooke and the Wine Front’s Campbell Mattinson, both highlighted $22 shiraz wines as top picks in their posts this week. Mattinson put the spotlight on the boutique Margaret River winery Blue Poles when …

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What’s Making Wine News

Robert Parker on the kinky wine world of 1978  Richard Jennings provides an excellent summary of Robert M. Parker Jr’s recent address at the Professional Wine Writers Symposium at Meadowbrook in the Napa Valley. Here’s a great Parker quip about what the wine …

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