Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Winemaker Can Pick a Nice Drop

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Winemaker Can Pick a Nice Drop

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Byline: Sarah Green @thechronicle.com.au

GROWING up on a vineyard had its advantages. From an early age Louise Connellan could tell the variety, region and even vintage from one sniff of a glass of wine.

Her father was a winemaker and she always had a great appreciation of the science and creativity involved in the wine making process.

Her love for the wine industry only deepened as she got older and it became clear her destiny was to follow in her father's footsteps.

She developed this passion for wine further by travelling and working in various regions around the world.

Louise is now a winemaker at Rimfire Winery at MacLagan.

aWinemaking is a career that involves so many facets, with a wonderful mix of science and creativity with opportunity for individual creative expression,a Louise said.

While the wine making process can be quite complex, Louise said the drinking part did not have to be.

She said the most important part of wine tasting was enjoying yourself and the wine.

aDrink wine you actually like to drink - not what you are a[approximately]supposed to' drink,a she said.

Louise offered the following tips on how to enjoy a glass or two:

Visit a winery

For those wanting to learn more about wine, visiting a winery can open up a whole new world.

aVisiting a winery is a fantastic opportunity to sample various wines and wine styles, generally guided by educated staff who can help you find a wine that you really enjoy,a Louise said. aIt also offers the opportunity to learn much more about the wines than would normally be the case in a wine shop.

aSmall wineries are particularly enjoyable as the person serving you is often the owner or winemaker.

aAt Rimfire Winery, we offer over 20 different wines for visitors to taste - free of charge.a

Choosing a wine

Louise said it was important to drink wine you actually enjoyed. …

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