How to Choose Wine at Restaurants—Australian Wines

There’s more to Australian wine than Shiraz. Check out my quick guide to the regions, flavor profiles, and which wine goes with which food.

Here are some fun facts about Australian wine:

1.Australia has more than 150 years of winemaking history

2.Some of the worlds’ oldest vines can be found in the Barossa Valley, dating back to the 1850s

3.Australia is the fifth largest wine exporter in the world

4.The Australian landscape and wine regions are incredibly diverse – with over 100 different grape varieties across more than 60 wine regions. Each region influences the flavour of a wine (from cooler climates to warmer wine regions).

5.Australian wines are bottled under screw caps. Winemakers choose this closure because it is neutral and preserves the quality and flavours of wines better than a cork. It is easier to open and you can lie down the bottle in your fridge with no leakages.

While Shiraz is the best-known and most widely planted variety for Australian red wine, there are more kinds you should give a go. Check out the video below for a quick guide to the regions, flavor profiles, and which wine goes with which food.

After that, check out my How to Make the Ultimate Cheese Platter video and you’re ready to throw a party!

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