When I first got into wine as an enthusiastic youth I used to have a bit of a thing for Australian wines. I would hate to classify all Australian wines as ‘beginner’s wines’ but at the prices I could afford they tended to be well made and fun. As I grew older and my budget increased I found I could afford more interesting wines, largely from France, and I pretty much gave up buying Australian wines.
This weekend we have a guest staying with us who is not as rabidly obsessed with wine as me; opening nice drinks will do. Given the emptiness of my wine cupboard at the moment I had to go out and buy wine. Just for a change, I purchased Australian wine.
I got a range of styles and prices of producers I know are good, some old favourites. I hope I find them less completely tedious than when I have had them in recent years.