Author Archives: Michael Sinclair

Michael Sinclair has been writing for the Australian wine industry for more than 15 years. He is currently disillusioned because colleagues refuse to help him launch a sparkling fortified Durif.

Sparkling Shiraz: too ironic for hipsters. Bundaleer Sparkling Shiraz review.

Michael Sinclair explores where Sparkling Shiraz sits in the world’s vinous history – and rewrites several chapters in the process. The ute and the Hills Hoist. Australia’s greatest contributions to the world.  Oh. And then there’s Sparkling Shiraz – responsible for shaping modern civilisation as we know it. Internet research shows Australian Sparkling Shiraz was… Read More

Barossa Beats

Michael Sinclair bangs the drum for Australia’s most recognised wine region. Word on the street is the Barossa has got its groove back. Currently the region is the poster boy of South Australian Tourism with cinema advertising, TV commercials, newspaper lift-outs and online marketing targeting the young and the restless. Unless you live under a… Read More