House of Arras winemaker Ed Carr, Australia’s Sparkling King: S5E5

Ed Carr is the only non-champagne winemaker to have won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships.

As group sparkling winemaker at Australia’s Accolade Wines, he oversees production of sparkling wine for brands including House of Arras, Croser, Grant Burge and more.

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Accolade Wines group sparkling winemaker Ed Carr
Accolade Wines group sparkling winemaker Ed Carr oversee brands including House of Arras, Croser, Grant Burge and more – picture courtesy Dominic Loneragan

Arras wines have won more than 100 trophies in Australian wine shows since the 1990s, when Ed saw the potential in Tasmanian grapes to produce world class sparkling wine.

In this episode, Ed Carr shares some fascinating insights to share about his own career over the last four decades.

But he also has a unique perspective on the Australian wine industry’s drive towards more elegant, colder climate wine styles.

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Author: James Atkinson

Journalist specialising in the food, drink, travel and hospitality arenas. Australian International Beer Awards 2017 Media Award Winner and Certified Cicerone®.

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