Australian sparkling wines – particularly those from Tasmania – are as fine as any in the world. When it comes to sparkling red wine, shiraz is by far the most dominant varietal. Read on to discover the top-rated examples in both categories and to hear James's thoughts on his best sparkling wine of the year.
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James Halliday on his 2021 sparkling:
It takes Australian sparkling onto a level of texture and complexity that no other producer can seek to achieve.
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