An Aussie Odyssey – overview


This week, we are publishing a series of reports from Australia, starting today with this introduction to our coverage, as well as Julia's report on Western Australia: Shiraz, Riesling, Chardonnay and more. Over the coming days, we will publish tasting articles on New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria, in that order. Pictured is the pretty vineyard at Coriole in McLaren Vale.

No one ever accused an Australian of lacking confidence. As with their national demeanour, so it is with their wines. Which is not to say they lack subtlety or refinement or diversity. Indeed, the self-assurance that...