• Wine: Tasmania has more in common with Burgundy than with the Barossa

    One year ago - By The Guardian

    Tasmanian wine can be hard to track down, but it's well worth the effort The frustrating thing about this column is that many of the more interesting wines I come across aren't very easy to track down. Tasmania is a case in point. This unique region of Australia is far cooler than anywhere else on the continent, and it has more in common with Champagne and Burgundy than with the Barossa Valley. Go there, and you'll come across some stunning wines (as well as a beautiful, wild and almost deserted island). As befits a cool wine region, about half Tasmania's production is sparkling, and...
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