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14 Nov 11
Jetstar Inflight Wine News:
Usher Tinkler grew up on his family’s Hunter Valley vineyard, started by his grandfather in 1943, where he learnt the basics of winemaking literally from the ground up. Today, he’s chief winemaker for Pooles Rock, Cockfighter’s Ghost and Firestick Wines.
BEST NEW RIESLINGS FOR SUMMER? Clare Valley Riesling is my pick, try O’Leary Walker.
BEST NEW BUBBLES FOR CHRISTMAS? I can’t go past champagne and it’s not as expensive as it once was — try Veuve Clicquot NV Brut.
FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN WINE REGION? The Hunter Valley where I grew up; I love the cold winters and warm summers, picture- perfect vineyards and amazing views, and of course the local food and wine.
EXCITING NEW WINE TRENDS? Red wines are becoming softer with less alcohol and less oak in much more fruit-driven styles.
FAVOURITE JETSTAR DESTINATION? Honolulu, Hawaii. I just went there for two weeks with my girlfriend and had a ball. I made sure I tasted all the wines we had onboard — just to make sure they taste fine at 40,000 feet off the ground!