Italy and Australia continue to battle it out over grape variety names

Photo courtesy of Chalmers Vineyard In my first article with the US-based online publication SevenFifty Daily I write about the latest in the battle between Italy and Australia over grape variety names. First it was Prosecco and now Nero d’Avola is in their sights as Italian producers ask UK merchants to ban Australian Nero d’Avola. […]

Chalmers Project – the Italian connection

Published The Drinks Business 11 March 2016. Merbein Vineyard, Murray Darling. Credit: Chalmers Wines Australian wine is enjoying something of a makeover on the international stage, with the reputation of wines from this great southern land increasingly gaining ground in consumer awareness for both quality and diversity. Fundamental to the diversity of the Australian portfolio are […]

Sicily – An Odyssey of Wine 2013, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Happy Valley

Wines tasted: Cantine Russo, Rampante Etna DOP 2007 Duca di Salaparuta, Livico 2009 Gulfi, Nerojbleo 2009 Spadafora, Schietto Syrah IGP Sicilia 2005 Abraxas, Passito di Pantelleria DOC 2008 Sicilian wines have come to Hong Kong and to get things started yesterday, Debra Meiburg MW presented a masterclass on the wines from this region before participants […]