Great Western stages wine tour

08 August, 2008

Great Western Wines has organised an autumn wine tour to showcase some of its producers from around the world.

The programme kicks off on Sept 1 with a visit from Pedro Mansilha Branco of Quinta do Portal, recently voted Winery of the Year at the Portuguese "wine Oscars", Revista de Vinhos.

The Wines of Chile tasting

next month is attracting Viña Falernia Winemaker Giorgio Flassati and cooler climate Viña Leyda win emaker Viviana Navarrete.

Also in September, winemaker Stuart Watson, from Woodlands in Margaret River, will

unveil his top wines,

along with Ben Glaetzer

and Kooyong

in a new release offer of premium Australian wines.




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Rosé tinted glasses

I was asked recently what I thought the biggest change had been in wine fashion in the past five years. My answer was unequivocal: sales of pink wines. From being a niche that expanded and contracted with the sunshine, rosé has subtly but steadily become a stalwart of many merchants’ ranges, with Provence firmly at the top and asked for by name.

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