David Bicknell, Chief Winemaker at Oakridge Wines in the Yarra Valley, was interviewed by Cathy Huyghe for Forbes ‘5 Tips For Enjoying The New, Cool Australian Wine Scene’.
Hyghe, who is the author of Hungry for Wine: Seeing the World through the Lens of a Wine Glass, explored the transition the Australian wine landscape has made over the past decade and acknowledged David Bicknell as a prominent figure changing the perception of Australian wines.
“It will take time to change the perception of Australian wine – it was imprinted by the wines from decades ago, of course, and also by the stereotyped personality of Australians themselves as similarly big and brash, of convict stock and very outgoing,” Bicknell said. “This will be one of these long slow plays where we’re just trying to introduce more people to the elegant, fine wine coming from this country.”
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