15 Minutes on Shiraz Part 2 | Variety Focus Series | November 2022
This session is part of CONNECT Conversation's monthly Variety Focus Series. On the first Tuesday of every month, we will uncover the uniqueness of Australia’s climate, landscape and regional wines through the lens of a specific variety or style.
October is focused on Shiraz, with two sessions dedicated to our flagship variety. The first session covers History, Heritage and Old Vines, and this second session looks at Cool Climates, Changing Styles.
Mark Davidson, Wine Australia’s Head of Education Development, gives an overview of some of the cooler climate regions and changing styles of Shiraz. He talks to Matt Fowles about growing Shiraz in the Strathbogie Ranges, how different regional expressions of Shiraz are renewing excitement in the variety around the world and lesser-known regions such as Grampians, Macedon Ranges and Tasmania that are producing really exciting Shiraz wines.
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Matt Fowles left his career in the law to launch his career in the wine industry back in March 2006. Coming from a long line of farmers, it was the natural thing to do. While his chief responsibility is the business of wine, he spends much of his...
Born in London and raised in Sydney, Mark has over 35 years of experience in the hotel, restaurant and wine business. During his 15 years as a sommelier, he was named Sommelier of the Year at the Vancouver Wine Festival in 2001 and won the...