With Christmas less than four weeks away, now is the time for shoppers to start planning celebrations and stock up on their favourite festive fizz.
Amidst international shipping delays, expert warnings of a booze shortage and the fact that many local producers are still recovering from a difficult number of years – impacted by drought, bushfires and most recently, the economic effect of COVID-19 – there has never been a better opportunity to support local and buy Australian.
And the good news is it seems Australian shoppers are doing just that — premium Australian sparkling has grown faster than Champagne over the last 6 months. The Accolade Wines sparkling portfolio – led by acclaimed Tasmanian winery House of Arras – is a key driver of this growth.
Only last week, both House of Arras wines and Petaluma Croser NV were recognised in the ‘Top Sparkling’ category of
James Halliday’s prestigious Top 100 Wines of 2021, with the House of Arras Late Disgorged 2006 receiving a remarkable 99 Points.
Additionally last December, House of Arras was named the world’s best sparkling1, beating all other premium sparkling wines from around the world, including Champagne. A real win for the Australian wine industry and proof that if you want to enjoy the very best premium sparkling this festive season, Australian wineries have you covered.