Dessert wines from Down Under

Pfeiffer Topaque

Australia produces the same number of bottles as Bordeaux, but the variety of styles is incomparable.  This point was brought home a wine tasting by Wine Australia last week. Chris Pfeiffer, of Pfeiffer Wines, explained that Australian wine as we recognise it, has only emerged in the last fifty years.  Prior to this, sweet fortified […]


Wine Stories from Down Under


Forget about canopy management, malo-lactic fermentation and basket presses, and discover stories behind your favourite wines.  Australian wine is the most popular wine by far in Ireland.  It is larger than the whole of Europe, yet we tend to see it as a country, rather than a continent, and forget that there isn’t one, but a range of wine styles within this.   […]