Embracing the Alternative - Wine Selector Magazine

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The beauty of the fact that Australian alternative styles are lighter and brighter than their European peers, is that this ties in perfectly with the changing tastes of Australian wine-lovers. As Ashley describes, “Even though we match food with wine, we don’t actually match wine with climate. You know, when you get a warm day, people want to drink lighter style reds or crisp whites, so I think the change in the consumer preference for these lighter style, easy-drinking wines works very well with alternative varieties.” And it’s not just the Italian grapes making a splash with Australian consumers. One of our most popular alternatives is Tempranillo from Spain, and varieties like Grüner Veltliner from Austria and Touriga Nacional from Portugal are also gaining a following. Then there’s Savagnin, grown most commonly in the French region of Jura.

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