Gurvinder Talks Australia

By / Wine + Drinks / August 20th, 2012 / 1

In this episode of True Grape, Tidings writer and Contributing Editor Gurvinder Bhattia talks with Matthew Lane of Australia’s Wynns Coonawara Estate. It’s Wynns’ Shiraz 2009 that holds their attention this time. Australia’s winemaking history follows the typical journey taken by pretty much every winemaking nation. In other words, Australia has had its ups and downs. Hitting the heights of popularity with its almost singular production of shiraz to experiencing the downturn of public interest in its product, Australia has been able to climb out of that rut to achieve greatness. Australian winemakers have come to truly embrace their terroir – climate, soil conditions and all – to produce what wine lovers contend is wine that exemplifies what it means to focus on quality and produce the best possible wine.



Editor-in-chief for Quench Magazine, Gurvinder Bhatia left a career practising law to pursue his passion for wine and food. Gurvinder is also the wine columnist for Global Television Edmonton, an international wine judge and the president of Vinomania Consulting. Gurvinder was the owner/founder of Vinomania wine boutique for over 20 years (opened in 1995, closed in 2016) which was recognized on numerous occasions as one of the 20 best wine stores in Canada. Gurvinder was the wine columnist for CBC Radio for 11 years and is certified by Vinitaly International in Verona Italy as an Italian Wine Expert, one of only 15 people currently in the world to have earned the designation. In 2015, Gurvinder was named by Alberta Venture Magazine as one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People. He is frequently asked to speak locally, nationally and internationally on a broad range of topics focussing on wine, food, business and community.

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