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The online Australian Wine Guide covers types and styles of wine, wine production, sensory evaluation, wine and food matching, wine storage and service. It teaches you about developing your palate, interpreting a wine label and about imported wine.

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About Clive Hartley

Wine educator, wine writer and ‘Legend of the Vine’ recipient

Clive Hartley has brought thirty years of experience in the wine and hospitality industries, both in the UK and Australia, to bear in educating and writing about his love of wine.

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Varietal Review 2021- Chardonnay

Varietal Review 2021- Chardonnay

In preparation for the 7th edition I've completed a review of chardonnay. This versatile grape variety allows the winemaker to demonstrate all the tricks of the trade, and whilst fads and fashions come and go, chardonnay remains ever-popular. Key Facts AKA also known...

Heathcote

Heathcote

The region of Heathcote in Central Victoria has been long lauded as the next ‘big thing’, but has it reached its potential? Let’s find out. Heathcote shares it origins, like much of Central Victoria, with the discovery of gold. It was the scene of one of the shortest,...

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