By Amy Looker, editor National Liquor News
Aussie Wine Month is in full swing, with a roll call of Australia’s top restaurants exclusively serving Australian wine by the glass.
Taking place during May, Aussie Wine Month aims to promote Australian wine with the help of leading restaurants and sommeliers who have put together carefully selected wine lists to highlight the range and diversity of Australia’s wine styles and regions.
Restaurants and wine bars such as Quay, the Hilton’s glass brasserie, Flower Drum and fermentAsian are all taking part in the initiative, ensuring the best food and wine matches are highlighted.
Quay’s head sommelier Amanda Yallop said diners could expect to see a wide range of classic styles, alternative varieties, small producers and benchmark examples of many different wines.
“Now more than ever before we have some really exciting local wines. Our wine industry has grown and changed over the last few years and the overall quality has improved enormously,” she said.
Wine Australia’s regional director Aaron Brasher said that offering top Australian wine by the glass was the ideal way to promote what Australia’s wine regions have to offer.
“People can visit one of the many restaurants involved and taste, sip and swirl their way through some great Aussie drops before the month is over,” said Brasher.
“With iconic winemakers and young gun producers residing on the same lists, the hardest part will be choosing which wines to order.”
For a full list of participating restaurants and wine bars, visit www.aussiewinemonth.com.