Only two significant grape varieties grown in Australia have shown an uninterrupted pattern of growth in plantings over the past 15 years, and they’re an unlikely couple. They are sauvignon blanc and pinot gris; the less said about the latter the better.
The Top 100 selection is influenced by value for money and the imperative to offer a balanced, representative choice across varieties and regions. This is why some wines in the “Best of the Rest” lists score higher than some in the Top 100. Here’s how it works. See James Halliday’s Top 100 wines and Peter Lalor’s Top 20 beers full list here.
An Australian chef who has dedicated his career to working with indigenous communities to develop a unique cuisine and improve the lot of communities from whom he sources native ingredients has won a major international prize.