Varietal of the month: shiraz

  • A classic case

    Australian shiraz put us on the world stage, but much has changed since then. James Halliday reflects on our long, rich history with this grape.

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  • James Halliday's Top 10 Granges

    We couldn’t help ourselves. We knew that James Halliday – the Grange of wine critics – had tasted every vintage of Penfolds Grange ever made, most of them on numerous occasions. We had to ask: the last time you sat down to taste the lot, which vintages were best? Here is his response.

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  • Six Barossa shiraz wines for your cellar

    Among the 60 diverse wines featured in James Halliday's Top Cellaring Selections mini-guide for 2017 are these six shiraz options from the Barossa region.

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  • The big picture

    With so much buzz around lighter red wine styles, you’d be forgiven for thinking nobody makes – or wants – anything else. So what’s really happened to our famous big reds? Patrick Haddock investigates.

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