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Australia: Five wine trends for 2016
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Ever since I went to Tasmania for the first time in the early 2000s and got excited about the generally superb vintages of that era, I have waited, patiently, for this cool and relatively dry region of Australia to consistently deliver what it has always promised. Vine age, considerable mainland investment from producers such as Treasury, Accolade and Shaw+Smith, together with the ever-growing number of locals making their own wine on site, add up to exciting times for a region that's finally challenging the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula for pinot supremacy.