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Wines – New Grape Varieties

Tags: Wines. White. Red. Wine. Grape Varieties. The Bribie Winelander Remember when you first tried that Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand? It was probably at a friends, at a barbecue, or maybe even a dinner party....

When It’s Time… It’s Time!

I 'VE NEVER BEEN ONE TO BEGRUDGE ANYONE A DRINK (AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE, THAT IS) WHEN THEIR TASTE BUDS TELL THEM “IT’S TIME”. I mean its pub opening time somewhere in the world at just...
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Starting your own wine business in Australia

Tags: Starting a wine business. Wineries. Winery. The Bribie Winelander Some years ago when I lived in Perth I decided to have a go and set up my own wine wholesaling business and set off to...
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The Bribie Winelander March 2019

Tags: Wine tips and advice. Australian wineries. Red wine. White wine. We are just about to get the wine show circuit underway for another year and how influenced are you to buy a bottle of...
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The Bribie Winelander – Brandy

Tags: Brandy.  Wine. Cognac. Armagnac. Riesling, Semillon, Gewurztraminer, and Sauvignon Blanc The Bribie Winelander When thinking of Brandy many consider France to be the benchmark of quality around the world with such titles as Cognac and Armagnac however here...

Wine Varieties

Tags: Wine. Cabernet Sauvignon. Sauvignon Blanc. Pinot Grigio. Chateau d’Yquem. Pinot Gris THE BRIBIE WINELANDER For many years wines produced in Australia carried the names of traditional European styles, which given the influence of immigrants arriving from Germany and Italy...
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The bribie Winelander May 2019

If you want to see the colour drain from a winemaker’s face just mention the word Phylloxera, this is an aphid-like root louse that destroys grapevines and devastated over 70% of Europe’s vineyards, notably...
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New years and new wines

Tags: Wine. Sauvignon Blanc. Shiraz Viognier. Chardonnay. Champaign. Australian Wineries. THE BRIBIE WINELANDER Now that we are into the new year, it’s out with the old and in with the new. It is time to acquaint...
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The Bribie Winelander Feb 2019

I received an email from Malcolm who is going to try out a Fiano as a change and would I have a look at Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Valpolicella and Chenin Blanc as alternative varieties to...

Winelander – August 28, 2020

Although it’s safe to say that Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are the mainstays of the Australian wine industry, and that won’t change anytime soon, there are now plenty of alternative varieties...
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The Bribie Winelander Feb 2019

Recently we had a look at the new varieties that are appearing on the market place but let’s not forget Australia has for a long time been producing outstanding wines from traditional French German...
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Winery awards and medals – The Best Wines

Tags: Wine. Awards. How to pick the best wines. Champaign. Chardonnay. Wine Medals THE BRIBIE WINELANDER In a past article we briefly touched upon the medals you see on the bottles which you would think would...
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Queensland Wines, Sparkling Shiraz and more

Tags: Wines. Sparkling. White. Red. Shiraz. Queensland. Australian The Bribie Winelander Over the last twelve months we have looked at many different wine growing regions, grape varieties and growing techniques but there is one important topic...