Media profiling about us:
Wine & Spirits magazine’s Stephanie Johnson investigates Little Peacock as a boutique Aussie wine importer in the USA in Deeper Down Under. February 2015.
Lettie Teague in the Wall St Journal writes about how New York City is the greatest city for wine in the world. “Australian-born Gordon Little voiced a similar confidence, saying he planned to fill what he saw as the city’s one unmet need: Australian wine.” October 2014.
Gordon Little named one of “America’s Tastemakers” by Wine Enthusiast magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 in September 2014.
Kristen Bieler explores Australia through the eyes of Little Peacock in The New Australian Breed in Beverage Media in April 2014.
Lettie Teague writes about Little Peacock and the opportunities/challenges for small importers in New York in Birth of a Next-Wave Wine Salesman in The Wall St Journal.
Gordon Little talks to the Key Report about why he is bullish on the market for Aussie wines in the USA.
Leiti Hsu talks with Gordon Little on Word of Mouth (Heritage Radio Network) about Australian wine.
Eric Asimov, Chief Wine Critic at the New York Times, writes about Little Peacock Imports and the emerging market for the next generation of Australian wine in the United States.
The Village Voice: Lauren Mowery showcases that “Aussie Wine Got Good! Here’s Where to Drink it in New York“. Includes a profile of five cool climate wine regions.
Jeff Taylor, Head Sommelier at Eleven Madison Park restaurant in New York talks about his experience with Australian wine and Little Peacock Imports on Heritage Radio. Check it out at the 23 minute mark.
Wine & Spirits Daily: ” ‘I think Australian wine is in an extremely exciting point at the moment,’ Gordon Little, co-founder of Australian wine importing company Little Peacock Imports, told WSD.” Read the full article.
Dmitriy at 67 Wines, authoritative retailer in New York’s Upper West Side talks Australian wine with a nod to the Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir and Route du Van Dolcetto-Shiraz. You can also see him in action here.
Sarah McClellan writes about a slew of Aussie wines we opened up in December 2012 in The Aussie Who Ate the Big Apple.
Media profiling about our wines:
Ashbrook Estate in The Guardian’s Top 10 places to visit in Margaret River. “Among the first of the Margaret River wineries established in the 1970s, Ashbrook is an antidote to the manicured feel of larger estates…”
Small Fry Joven 2011 and Tim Smith MGS 2010 listed as “best buy wines” in Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine. On Joven: “Winemaker Wayne Ahrens has totally nailed the style of young, unwooded Spanish red on which this wine is modelled…I tried this next to a couple of new-wave Spanish reds at around the same price and it was like a reunion of long-lost brothers”. On Tim’s MGS: “Vibrant aromatics of violets, raspberry jubes and allspice with hints of warm earth and bitter chocolate pave the way for a rich, palate of yellow plum, cloudberry and dark cherry. Gravelly tannins add a rustic touch.”
Moorooduc Estate Chardonnay written up by Bill StJohn in the Chicago Tribune: “The equal of a $50 village-level white Burgundy in all aspects; gorgeous aromas and silken texture just crying for the table”. But at way lower price!
Tim Smith Shiraz 2010 and Moorooduc Estate Chardonnay 2011 get a nice write up in The Business Times Weekend August 2013. “What may surprise long-time drinkers is the modern fine winemaking approach of today’s producers, resulting in progressive strides in quality.”
Angus Hughson writes about the “heirs and graces of the Pannell family’s Picardy pinot noirs” in The Australian.
Skuttlebutt Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon 2012 listed in Trina Ng’s “Ode to Sauvignon Blanc“.
In May 2013, Lauren Mowery (The Village Voice; Chasing the Vine) conducted 10 interviews with up-and-coming Australian winemakers. Read them here.
“I very much enjoyed a more fruity 2010 Dexter, also from Mornington“, and “The best included several wines from the Yarra Valley, just east of Melbourne: an olive-and-pepper-inflected 2010 Punt Road Chemin, made in an old northern Rhône style in which the grapes are fermented in whole clusters rather than separated from their stems” by Eric Asimov in the New York Times February 2013. Australia’s Best Reds Are Slow to Arrive.
“…a silky and vibrant Shiraz from Punt Road in Yarra Valley” by Harvey Steiman in Wine Spectator January 2013. An Australian Turnaround?
Grape Observer on Tim Smith Shiraz 2010. “Flavours of cloves, plums, black pepper and some buttery oak supported by light tannins… A well made example of Barossa shiraz not of the fruit bomb ilk.”
“From a Vine Downunder” – great article by James Suckling (MW) about Australia’s ‘wines of place’ in Asia Tatler.
“Marvellous Moorooduc” from Langton’s Leading Fine Wine Marketplace.
“Wines from Route du Van” in The Wandering Palate by Andrew Jenkins.
“The map of Australian wine has changed rapidly” in The Independent by Anthony Rose.