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Australia falls for Pinot
31 Oct 2013 by Max Allen
There was a bit of a brouhaha here last week when a Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir - the Yabby Lake 2012 Block 1 made by Tom Carson pictured here - snaffled the Jimmy Watson Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards. Wine news went mainstream for a change: chairman of judges, Oakridge winemaker David Bicknell was interviewed on Radio National (our version of Radio 4); the 'historic win' even made the pages of the Herald Sun (our version of the News of the World - except that the Hun's still alive and kicking). So, what's all the fuss about? For a start, the Jimmy Watson is no ordinary trophy....

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