Access to Australian Wine Has Never Been Easier

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Access to Australian Wine Has Never Been Easier

For those who enjoy Australian wines and the way Australian wine makers can blend wines of different grape varieties across different regions, you'll be glad to hear that the 24th Annual Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Directory reports that the number of Australian wine producers continues to grow - and online access has never been higher. There are now more than 2,000 wine producing companies in Australia, the directory states. And the wine companies are using the Internet to a greater extent - a whopping 75 percent of companies now have a Web site, up from just 37 percent five years ago. Also, 93 percent of Australian wine companies now list an email address. Therefore, it's easier than ever to enjoy Australia's famous "Big Reds" such as Shiraz and Pinot Noir as well as its Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Australia's wine industry has the highest percentage of premium grape varieties (70 percent) of any wine industry in the world. Australian wines come out of all sections of Australia, including: - Pinot Noir and sparklings from Tasmania and the Yarra Valley - Riesling in Margaret River and the Clare Valley - Sauvignon Blanc from Adelaide Hills - Semillon from the Hunter Valley - Grenache from the Barossa Valley - Aussie winemakers also have success with Italian varietals, such as Barbera, and traditional French grapes, like Viognier and Marsanne



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