Plenty of flattering accolades flying around this month, with Stefano Lubiana – a brand-new addition to our NSW portfolio, by the way – winning Best Tassie Pinot in London while a Champagne guru goes gaga over the estate’s fizz. Punt Road also sparkles in the same bubbly bulletin, while clos Clare and Heartland are fêted by influential UK wine writer, Matthew Jukes. Darlings of the Marlborough terroir scene the Flowerdays launch their eagerly anticipated single-vineyard TWR Pinot Noir, and Stephen Pannell reaches the kind of Dead End you’d be happy to end up in. A little quiet on the import front – if you ignore the return of an Alsatian staple and some stonkingly good Burgundy from the fantastic 2014 vintage. Yes, 2014 Burgundy. Click here to get the whole picture.