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6 Australian Whites For $20 And (Down) Under

6 Australian Whites For $20 And (Down) Under

When someone mentions Australian wine, brains tend to kangaroo-leap right to Shiraz. And not just because it’s fun to say, what with that exaggerated “aaaaz” (so to speak). Shiraz dominates the Australian export market, and the U.S. dominates those exports. So it’s forgivable, sensible even, if that’s what we reach for in the Australian wine aisle […]

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The Six O’Clock Swill

The Six O’Clock Swill

We’ve heard at least one credible “Happy Hour” origin story. But Australia might be able to lay claim to its own. Maybe it’s no surprise, as this is the land of feisty individuality: vegemite, Paul Hogan, monster bunnies with built-in pockets that jump and punch and terrorize children.

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The Yellow Tail Story: How Two Families Turned Australia Into America’s Biggest Wine Brand

The Yellow Tail Story: How Two Families Turned Australia Into America’s Biggest Wine Brand

In 1992, imports of Australian wine accounted for only around 3% of all imported wine to the United States, with Italy and France continuing to hold a tight grip on the market at 30% and 50% respectively. Wine from Australia was a relative novelty. Collectors knew of the country’s top-tier wines, but besides this, little […]

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Cool Wine Labels, Move Over. Cool Wine Bottles, Welcome!

Cool Wine Labels, Move Over. Cool Wine Bottles, Welcome!

Our friends down under have taken it upon themselves to create a new kind of design to appeal to wine-buying consumers. We’ve always been dazzled by interesting wine labels, boxes, and papers, but the team over at O-I Australia has taken it a step further: they’ve designed internally embossed wine bottles for Australian and New […]

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