10 Reasons to Drink Australian
by Joe Czerwinski
Finding great Australian wine in the U.S. is harder than it used to be.
Hurt by sagging demand and unfavorable exchange rates following the global financial crisis, imports have yet to return to pre-2008 levels. Many producers cut allocations, while others exited the market.
Fortunately, things have started to turn around, at least in terms of selection and value. Enterprising importers have joined the field, bringing new brands and reintroducing others, while established importers see rediscovered vitality.
It may still be tough to locate Down Under’s best bottles but here are 10 compelling reasons to try.