A drop of top quality wine is always an appropriate present for that special someone in your life. At the very least it’s the perfect ‘us’ present and you can’t go wrong with that.
What goes with wine? Food. Companionship. A view. Music. None of these are essentials, although they all can be.
Some wines absolutely need food to soften the astringency of the tannins – think big fat reds like a Cabernet Sauvignon paired with a juicy steak. Perfect.
In an era where wine drinkers are more informed than ever, paying close attention to trends in the market is just as crucial as the label you’re consuming.
Here’s our list of what you need to keep an eye on in 2019:
Over a bowl of Ramen and tasting of his new vintages I got the opportunity to chat wine with Smallfry vigneron, winemaker and owner Wayne Ahrens about biodynamics and his love of grape growing and winemaking. Wayne is your typical down to earth winemaker, passionate about organic and biodynamic viticulture and low intervention winemaking. Along with partner Suzy, he runs Smallfry and is the face behind the brand.
At Wine Revolution we exist to connect inquisitive and thoughtful wine drinkers to the winemakers who are trailblazing low intervention winemaking. These winemakers typically have a day job and in their spare time lay everything on the line to follow their dream of making their own wine. Wine that puts fruit first, wine that truly represents the soil it’s grown from, wine that connects you to the place it’s from.
One such winemaker is respected Adam Louder, you may of heard of him. His day job is chief winemaker at Mt. Langhi Ghiran, an iconic Victorian winery. Lucky for us in his spare time, he and his partner Nancy Panter have created their own label, SubRosa. It’s great!
Why do I need need to join The Rebel Wine Club?
Indulge in familiar, new and unknown varieties and styles
This is probably the simplest and most undeniable of all the reasons here. If you’re on our website, socials, or having a quick read through our emails, you’re somebody with a curious palette. Although we’d never knock your old faithful Cab Sav, or that hits the spot every sunny day Chardonnay, trying different varietals and flavours is the only way you’re going to discover your next favourite wine.
I just love the sights and sounds of a wine tasting in action. Chatting, laughter, wine pouring, bottles clinking, people mingling, pens scribbling, and vibrant platters of charcuterie, cheese and fruit.
Wine Revolution’s mission is to give lovers of good honest wine the opportunity to discover the different varietals, styles, and regions of wines that are made sustainably and responsibly. On Saturday 20th October, we did just that by bringing together 19 different wine producers.
Recently launched in Melbourne, winerevolution.com.au is the first online store in Australia to offer organic, biodynamic, preservative free, vegan and low intervention wines in curated 6 or 12 packs with flexible delivery options.
“We saw a gap in the market for a business catering to the diverse needs of this growing sector. There’s so much information out there it can be daunting and confusing for people, so we’ve done all the hard work by offering eight hand-selected packs which will be refreshed regularly”, Wine Revolution founder, Ally Rainey, said today.
In recent times one of the biggest health trends has been ‘Going Vegan’. The trend is only gaining momentum. You only have to scroll through Instagram to see all the colourful and beautifully presented vegetable and grain bowls, clothes and other lifestyle products.
The Vegan Trade Journal reports Australia is the third fastest growing vegan market in the world behind United Arab Emirates and China. It is estimated that one in six Australians are buying plant-based alternatives, regardless of any health issues.
Key take outs:
- Biodynamic is organic!
- Biodynamic is organic farming with additional steps.
What does Organic and Biodynamic Viticulture have in common?
Grapes grown free from chemicals in healthy soils
The grapes for organic and biodynamic wine are grown free from chemical pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers and GMOs. Organic viticulture means working with the natural environment to combat pests to create an ecosystem where flora and fauna can flourish, and healthy vines grow.