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Vine Social: Australian Winemakers Have Spent the Last 10 Years Retooling—and Are Now Producing Some of the World’s Best by Katie Finn July 16th, 2020

Vine Social: Australian Winemakers Have Spent the Last 10 Years Retooling—and Are Now Producing Some of the World’s Best by Katie Finn July 16th, 2020

Hello? Australia, are you there? Can you hear me? I completely forgot about you and your wines! And so did a whole lot of others. In Australian wine’s heyday, stores couldn’t keep up with the demand we had for deep and inky Barossa Valley shirazes and Coonawarra cabernets. Inexpensive wines with full-throttle flavors and cheeky names sent Americans into a frenzy. It was the height of bigger-is-better wines—and Australia was at the top of the heap. And then … it all stopped. All of a sudden, no one was looking for those cute little labels with the koalas, or the...

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