Future icons of Australia?

Mike Bennie and Andrew Caillard MW

Which wines are likely to define the future of Australian wine?

Mike Bennie and Andrew Caillard (pictured above by Wine Australia) are unlikely bedfellows or, more precisely, unlikely co-hosts of a tasting designed to showcase Australian wine’s ‘future icons’. Mike Bennie is an out and out naturalista, co-founder of Rootstock Sydney, an alternative wine show where Australia’s new generation of hipster winemakers hung out until its last iteration in 2017. His visual trademark is a baseball cap. Andrew Caillard is the extremely proper, often be-suited, Master of Wine, still with English accent, who has been virtually single-handedly responsible for the...