Australia has a wealth of different experiences to offer visitors. While parts of the country are experiencing unprecedented bushfires, Visit Victoria – Australia’s second-smallest state – is keen to let the world know that it’s open for business.
Growing up in a cricket-mad household in the seventies, it’s no surprise that one of my earliest memories, beyond wines, is of Ian Botham putting the Aussies to the sword in the Ashes series in the summer of 1981.
Is there a finer city than London for passionate oenophiles? I hardly think so – London is bursting at the seams with specialised merchants, wine bars, globe-trotting sommeliers and grand tomes that contain every conceivable rare vintage, from Latour to Cristal.