A Chardonnay Surprise From Jacob's Creek

Last week I wrote about what an exciting revelation it was to discover, on a recent visit to Australia, just how improved are the wines made by what is known colloquially as Australia Wine Inc. These are the handful of large corporations such as Southcorp and Constellation Brands (STZ) that 20 years ago brought modern industrial production and marketing techniques to an industry that until then had been for the most part a collection of mom-and-pop businesses, and in the process turned the wine world upside-down.

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