Larry Cherubino

I have an unpublished and non-binding principle that no person or winery can win the same award twice in an indefinite period. But as our Prime Minister would say, it is an exciting time for Australian wine, and opportunities are unlimited. New varieties, new wineries and new regions are popping up all over the place.

Natural wines are basking in a small square of sun. If they are (when young) yellow, brown or simply muddy to look at, or sparkling when they aren’t meant to be, I don’t want to taste them. I get irritated, if not downright angry, when it is implied that a wine that has not been filtered and/or fined is somehow superior to a wine that has been so treated, when in the vast majority of cases, the opposite is true.

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