An outsider's view of S Australia


Tai-Ran Niew, a refugee from the world of finance most recently based in Washington DC, now considering a career in wine, has just made his first trip to South Australia and sent this report of the tricky 2011 vintage there, about which you can read more here.

This was my first ever excursion to South Australia, and I don't usually drink Australian wine, so it has been an eye-opening experience. Although there is always an element of truth in most stereotypes (super-extracted Shiraz, volumes of confected blends), I was happily surprised by how very much more the region can...