Thursday, 23 April 2009

More Variety Please

It’s not an exaggeration to say that  there was a revolution in wine twenty odd years ago.  Prior to this momentous point, wines were generally branded and sold by where they came from; like Chablis, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Chianti and Rioja, with no notion of what the grapes were.  Then the Australians had the simple but brilliant notion of labelling wine according to the variety of grape in the bottle and who cares where it comes from?