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What We Want In Wine in 2020

Welp. That's a wrap. Another year done and dusted. In fact another DECADE done and dusted - and for the wine world that we live in it's been a complete rollercoaster. It's been a fun ride though, because this is the decade that we actually started this whole thing in. We roll into our 7th vintage as Unico Zelo next year and it's always nice to look back and appreciate how we actually got here. We witnessed the rise of Natural Wine in Australia, with Rootstock and Natural Selection Theory. Pet-Nat's and Orange wine are the new norm. The acceptance and celebration of "alternative varieties" that will hopefully in the future no longer be "alternative". It's been an unpredictable shift...

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Our Favourite Booze-Casts.

We're kind of addicted to learning. Avid consumers of books, bingers of Ted Talks and documentaries to no end - always hungry for brain food! More often than not we're trying to be better at doing what we do, and that's make really good wine. We spend a lot of time on planes, sharing what we do with the world at large, and also - when we are at home - we spend a lot of time driving between vineyards. And the best way to train that brain while travelling is of course, Podcasts. The rise of popularity has been quite a surprise to many - who knew fake radio shows could be this popular? But now it's a fantastic platform...

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The Unico Cru Holiday Wine List

We love wine. We love a list. We love wine lists the most. We also love the Holidays - and they're so close we can almost taste them, along with all the food that comes with it... So we've put together a list of some wines that we'll be taking to some of our upcoming family catchups, beach sessions with mates and the bounty of BBQ's we'll surely be attending - wines that will wash down the massive quantities of food we'll be consuming with them, and make it EVEN TASTIER! There's some iconic Australian Chrissy wines and wines that make us salivate on those summer scorchers. Some a bit more cutting edge, some tried and true staples. So! Here's your December...

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The Ultimate Spritz Guide

Is there a better use for sparkling wine than a spritz? There is not many cocktails that spark as much joy as a beautiful, cold and refreshing spritz, best enjoyed in the sun. The weather is getting good so we're getting geared up to enjoy a few over the coming months, but there is more than one way to spritz besides The Obvious One, and so many variables that make a good refreshing fizzy beverage! So we've put together an essentials list with some tricks and tips to make the best spritz possible: The Ultimate Spritz Guide. We'll cover the basics, the essentials and what essentials to have in the quiver and how to take it your spritz to the next level! So let's...

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10 Iconic Australian White Wines

Summer is near, and we're getting licks of the impending warmer weather. Beach days, park days, just days outside in the sun are fast approaching and we could not be more pumped. Warm days for us call for one thing... white wine! While we don't exclusively drink white wine in the sun (we've already talked about our love for chilled reds), we bloody love it - we love it so much we make 6 of them! 6 Fianos! So to coincide with the release of our two flagship Riverland Fianos, the über smashable Jade & Jasper and the slightly more serious but no less delicious Riversand, we've compiled a list of what we think are the most iconic white wines from...

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