Talking Australia with Oz Clarke

By Lynne Coyle MW | O'Briens Wine Director

We were delighted to welcome the actor, presenter and writer Oz Clarke to Dublin back in 2017. Author of Oz Clarke's Australian Wine Companion and renowned wine expert, we journeyed from the Australian wine industry going back one hundred years to its current day position.

We carefully explored and tasted the diverse and exciting wine styles of cutting edge modern Australia - from the classy Tasmanian sparkling Jansz (a personal favourite of Oz’s) to cool climate Clare Valley Riesling and the stylish Bordeaux facing Domaine Naturaliste Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon blend.

The Barossa was amply covered by a look at Bethany G6 Chardonnay and the iconic Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz. Other reds included the stunning Longview Devil’s Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon and Steve Pannell’s Tempranillo/Touriga Nacional form the “wine laboratory” of Australia’s McLaren Vale.

Diversity of climate, soil, geology and grape varieties along with passionate and innovative wine makers was the order of the day – view our video to hear Oz share his views.

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