What is YOUR best alternative wine of 2007?

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What was my best wine of the year.

Maybe the Brown Brothers 2007 Vermentino? It won a gold medal at AAVWS.

See the other AAVWS 2007 gold medal winners here

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Perhaps the most surprising wine I tried was John Vale's cool climate Durif 2006 made from vines grown at his vineyard at Balnarring on the Mornington Peninsula

Best bargain wine was a Riddle Sangiovese Shiraz blend which cost me about $3.50 at a wine auction.

Some other highlights of my year included the continuing Fed Square Showcase Series, the Rutherglen Wine Show, The Inland Wine Show at Swan Hill, the London International Wine Show, Winexpo at Ribiera del Duero, buying wine from a 'petrol bowser' in Madiran in south western France, and again at Preston Market.

But tell us what you think!

Vinodiversity's crystal ball sees 2008 bringing us:

  • Higher wine prices as the drought really takes hold on production
  • Consolidation of major emerging varietals, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Pinot gris and Viognier
  • Expect to see more innovative wines, Southern Italians, Vermentino, Fiano, Aglianico.
  • Arneis to continue its rise, followed by the already trendy Albarino.
  • Will the Tannat health kick have any effect?

What was your best wine of 2007

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Preferably from an alternative variety.
Not necessarily a 2007 Vintage, but THE best wine you have tasted during the year. (...maybe we could stretch it to a red and a white)
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Some other favourite wines of 2007

Click below to see contributions from other Vinodiversity readers to this page. You can comment on their selections, or put in a claim for your favorite.

Awsome Albarino 
The best wine I tasted in 2007 was the Barossa Valley Albarino 2007 produced by Irvine Wines. This wine was redolent with the aromas of almonds, pears …

Yatir Forest 2003 (Israeli Cab Merlot) 
We tasted, bought and drank a number of exceptional wines during 2007 (as well as quite a few sadly unexceptional ones!). The star purchase, which just …

Rkatsiteli from Upstate New York 
The best wine I tasted this year was the Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli . It's a white wine, very fruity aroma on the nose and pleasant to drink. …

The Innocent Viogner by Shinas Estate and other favourites Not rated yet
The Innocent Viogner by Shinas Estate definitely rates as the best white I have tried this year. For a wine I haven't had before this wine is a stand …

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