Wine Enthusiast Podcast: The Lighter Side of Australian Red Wines

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When you think of Australian red wines, it’s easy to immediately imagine big, bold, concentrated fruit bombs you could cut with a knife. But did you also know about the lighter side of Aussie wine?

In this episode, Contributing Editor Christina Pickard explores the current state of Australian red wines with Aussie wine writer, speaker and journalist Mike Bennie. While sun-soaked Australia may not be the first place that comes to mind when searching for light-bodied reds, cool-climate regions abound in Oz, as do acidity-loving producers of all shapes and sizes.

Pickard and Bennie explore regions like Yarra Valley, Tasmania, Great Southern and Mornington Peninsula, as well as the producers to keep an eye on and what bottles to pop to experience the fresher side Down Under.

Wines discussed in this episode include:

Read additional Tasmanian wine reviews here, and more about what the destination has to offer here.

Learn more about Great Southern here, and click here to read additional reviews from the area.

More recent reviews from Mornington Peninsula are here, and more Yarra Valley wine reviews are here.

Published on June 10, 2020
Topics: Podcast