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Readers Wine Advice

Help and be helped in planning a wine trip. What is your favourite alternative varietal wine? Do you know of a special place to stay in a wine region? Here's your chance to share your wine advice, or to tap into the collective wisdom of vinodiversity readers.

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I am progressively adding a facility for readers to add comments and tips for readers planning wine tours to the various wine regions. I am interested in getting reader feedback, and maybe some discussion going.

Reader comments can be about wineries, restaurants, accommodation other attractions or events of interest and relevance to the readers of this website. In other words those interested in Australian wines made from less common grape varieties.

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  • How about letting us know about that great B&B you found on your last wine trip?
  • Or maybe you'd like to give some public acknowledgement to the extra friendly staff at a cellar door.
  • Perhaps you know about an upcoming wine event.
  • If you fancy yourself as a book reviewer you could write a short piece on a food or wine book.

I will be publishing the material on my website, I won't allow trash or blatant sales copy. All items are approved by me before publishing. I want information that will add value to this site... friendly positive advice which will help you and my readers. Don't use the form below to contact Vinodiversity.

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What Other Visitors Have Said

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Vermentino and Sardines 
Vermentino and sardines tasting events. A group of Australian Vermentino producers have teamed up with wine writer Max Allen for a few tasting events, …

South Australia Shiraz! 
The Australian wine industry has proven well with great results and expanded incredibly over the past 20 years - when there were a little over 300 wineries …

Gruner Veltliner in the Adelaide Hills 
I thought you may be interested to know that here at Hahndorf Hill Winery we have imported three clones of Gruner Veltliner. Our first (small) production …

Ondenc variety disappearing 
I was just reading about the Ondenc grape variety. I was recently at Great Western and much to my horror I was told they pulled out their Ondenc grapes. …

2007 Vintage Report for Anderson Winery Rutherglen 
2007 was a bizarre season at Anderson Winery , with harvest starting a good month early due to the drought. Our vineyard is essentially dryland (unirrigated), …

Gippsland Gourmet Trail August 07 
Gippsland has no officially designated wine regions, but is home to many small wineries that emphasise the hand-made. It is also a fine place to indulge …

Rutherglen Wine Weekend 
Rutherglen is a great place for a weekend wine trip, with terrific restaurants and some excellent wineries including Campbells, Stanton and Killeen and …

Shinas Estate - The Innocent Viognier 
Recently I had the pleasure of tasting this incredible viognier. A recent convert to this wine I have spent some time hunting out some different …

Zibibbo as not a light bubbly 
George Says: In Sicily they make a mean dessert wine out of Zibbibo, flavoured with almonds. Perfect with the local dessert of yellow and purple …

An exclusive preview of the year’s most outstanding wines 
2011 SYDNEY ROYAL WINE SHOW CELLAR TASTING Public event: 11am – 4pm, Saturday 19 February 2011 Southee Complex, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic …

A Tour of New England's Wines 
The vignerons of New England Australia have developed solid reputations as premium cool climate wine producers. They have caught the attention of some …

Discovering Sylvaner, in Tassie 
On a recent trip to the Huon Valley in Tasmania, my husband and I visited the Home Hill winery and tasted some of their very fine wines. Halliday …

International Wine Competition Tempranillos al Mundo 
The Spanish Federation of Enologists (FEAE) convokes the fourth edition of the International Itinerant Wine Competition "Tempranillos al Mundo". The contest …

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