Varietal of the month: cabernet sauvignon

  • Wynns Virtual Tasting

    Led by James Halliday, Wynns chief winemaker Sue Hodder and viticulturist Allen Jenkins, the 2015 Wynns Virtual Tasting was a roaring success, as wine lovers tune in from across Australia and as far afield as the UK, Belgium, Italy and France, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore to watch the three industry luminaries sample Wynns' new-release wines. 

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  • Cabernet: the quiet achiever

    Cabernet sauvignon doesn’t always get the limelight, but it more than deserves to steal the show. Here, producers from around the country discuss cabernet’s past, present and future.

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  • The Terra Rossa Trail

    South Australia’s Coonawarra region is doing what it does best – producing some of the nation’s finest cabernet sauvignon. But as wineries embrace their heritage and evolve techniques, they are also crafting other exceptional varietal wines.

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  • Go Bordeaux

    Bordeaux may be one of the most famous wine regions in the world, but it is also an inspiring travel destination for wine and travel lovers alike. Discover the best places to eat, drink and stay in the capital of cabernet.

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  • Insider's guide to Coonawarra

    Top local winemakers share their tips for making the most of a trip to South Australia's Coonawarra region, ensuring you eat and drink like a local the next time you visit.

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  • New World Order

    How do the cabernets of Australia shape up against their counterparts from Bordeaux? Ralph Kyte-Powell wonders whether the Old World wines are at their best when they resemble those from the New.

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  • Meet Virginia Willcock

    Vasse Felix winemaker Virginia Willcock is a force to be reckoned with and you can almost taste it in the wines. She's now set herself the crusade of bringing the estate's wines back home. Watch our profile of Virginia here. 

  • The secret project behind Xanadu’s Wine of the Year

    It certainly worked for Penfolds Grange creator Max Schubert and it seems to have done the trick for Glenn Goodall. Just like the famed winemaker before him, the Xanadu winemaker took matters into his own hands when it came to getting the 2015 Wine of the Year off the ground. 

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  • Cullen: tasting an icon

    If you’re lucky enough to have a bottle lying around or aspire to seek one out, James Halliday shares his notes on the past 30 years of the iconic Cullen Diana Madeline.

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