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Australia is a large country - Margaret River is further from the Hunter Valley than Jerez in Spain is from Tokaji in Hungary - so, despite the distinctive national approach to wine, Australian wines are not all the same. The wines of Margaret River and of the Hunter Valley differ as much as sherry and tokay do. The three most important wine-producing states are South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. As well as bulk production, they each have specific premium wine regions.

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Andrew Jefford


In 1988, after six years' university study and four years in publishing, Andrew Jefford began writing about wine. Since then he has written for a wide variety of publications, and also worked extensively broadcasting on food and drink for BBC Radio. He is currently drinks writer for 'The Evening Standard', the evening newspaper for the London region, as well as writing a bi-monthly column for 'Decanter' magazine and a monthly column for the internet trade news site He is also working on a book on French wine to be published in autumn 2002 called 'The New France'. He has twice been named British Beer Writer of the Year as well as winning five Glenfiddich Awards and being named 'Communicator of the Year' in the 2001 International Wine and Spirit Competition. He lives in Kent and, when not drinking, enjoys swimming, music, walks and growing acers.

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