Author: Maurie O'Connor

The Epicurean Way: South Australia’s Wine Pilgrimage

It’s not generally known that Australia has some of the oldest grapevines in the world, having escaped the phylloxera epidemic that devastated most of Europe’s vineyards in the late 1800s. More than 200 years after the first vines arrived from Europe, there are now over 60 wine regions producing over 100 different grape varieties. A vast continent with nearly every climate and soil type, it is one of the few countries producing every one of the major wine styles. Australia is the fifth largest wine exporting country in the world behind Spain, Italy, France and Chile, with over 30...

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