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Australia Rediscovers Its Mojo

Australia, featured

Josh Raynolds, Mar 2016

Adventurous producers who make elegant, Old World-influenced bottlings are challenging the stereotype that Australia is a one-trick pony that issues only massive, alcoholic wines without energy or complexity, and the number of such wineries is increasing. I saw more graceful, vibrant, well-balanced Aussie wines over the past year than ever before, and they come from across the breadth of that country’s wine-producing regions.

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Best New Wines from Australia

IWC, Australia

Josh Raynolds, Jul 2014

While many American wine lovers understandably believe that all this sprawling wine-growing region produces are critter wines in big bottles, there are signs that upper-tier Aussie wines have begun to gain a foothold in the U

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Best New Wines from Australia

IWC, Australia

Josh Raynolds, Jul 2013

Producers across the southern band of Australia would probably just like to forget the 2011 vintage, a year that presented a biblical array of plagues on the vineyards

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Best New Releases from Australia

IWC, Australia

Josh Raynolds, Jul 2012

The Australian premium wine industry has been going through a rough spell in the American market in recent years, a situation made even more difficult by the surging Australian dollar, which makes Australia's wines more expensive for American importers

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The Best New Releases from Australia, Part Two

IWC, Australia

Josh Raynolds, Sep 2011

Wine collectors who used to chase after high-priced, high-octane Barossa shiraz in the late 1990s and early 2000s now admit to owning those bottles about as readily as they'd fess up to their hidden porn collections

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New Releases from Australia, Part One

IWC, Australia

Josh Raynolds, Jul 2011

There's no sugar-coating the fact that Australian wines have been struggling in the U.S. market

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New Releases from Australia

IWC, Australia

Josh Raynolds, Jul 2010

The unfortunate irony of the Australian wine industry’s current malaise in the U

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New Releases from Australia, Part 2

IWC, Australia

Josh Raynolds, Sep 2009

Australia's image among American wine hobbyists continues to take a beating, but it seems that the abuse might be letting up a bit

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New Releases from Australia, Part 1

IWC, Australia

Josh Raynolds, Jul 2009

By now the Australian wine industry’s problems have been well documented

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New Releases from Australia, Part 2

IWC, Australia

Josh Raynolds, Sep 2008

At this point I’m beginning to feel—and probably sound—like a broken record, but the message just doesn’t seem to be getting out that stereotyping “Australian wine” is as ridiculous as referring to “European wine