Did you know these 7 wine facts?

Published by Tamara Harrison - 5th Jul 2019

  1. Shiraz and Syrah are two names for the same grape made in slightly different wine styles and usually reflect the climate where the grapes are grown.
  2. Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are both made from the same grape in slightly different styles. Pinot Gris is usually true to the traditional French style – luscious, generous, silky, and packed full of fresh fruit flavours. Pinot Grigio is usually true to the traditional Italian style – refreshing, crisp, and beautiful zingy. 
  3. Did you know that two-thirds of all Australian wine imports come from New Zealand? Yep, we can’t get enough of that cool-climate deliciousness from across the ditch!
  4. In Australia, we tend to drink our white wines too cold and our reds wines too warm. Too cold and the flavours are squished and too warm and the alcohol tends to dominate.
  5. The Barossa Valley has some of the world’s oldest vines still producing wine, including Semillon, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Mourvedre. 
  6. Did you know there are over 10,000 varieties of wine grapes existing worldwide?! Phewww! How many can you name?
  7. Did you know as red wine ages it becomes lighter and for white wine, it becomes darker. Given long enough, they’ll both end up around the same medium density of colour.


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