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Australian fizz: Bubbling under

Australia has seen its sparkling wine exports struggle in recent years, muscled out by the more commercial and quality local alternatives. But the standard from the country’s top vineyard sites and world-class producers has never been better, argues Susie Barrie MW, who selects 10 of the very best examples…

Disappointed. That’s how Dr Andrew Pirie, one of Australia’s leading sparkling winemakers, felt after a recent visit to London. Sitting on a sunlit terrace at his winemaking base in northern Tasmania, Pirie tells me how he was offered either Perrier-Jouët or English sparkling wine when he asked for a glass of Champagne.


Scroll down for Susie Barrie’s pick: 10 top sparkling wines from Australia


 


See Susie Barrie’s pick: 10 top sparkling wines from Australia


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