The glory of Australian Semillon


As self-appointed chief drum-banger for Semillon, on this site at least – see Australia's magic bullet? from 2009, for example – I take great pleasure in reporting on the Semillon Seminar, a tasting event that I conceived and organised in conjunction with Wine Australia UK.

My objective was to gather the finest Semillons of Australia and the finest wine-folk of London together in one room to shine a light on one of the wine world’s most undervalued originals. I was joined by panelists Bruce Tyrrell, a pioneer of the variety and inventor of Vat 1 Semillon, one of the Hunter...