An Australian sparkling wine has been named as the world's best.
Tasmanian winery House of Arras was awarded the 'Top Sparkling' prize by Decanter magazine for its 'EJ Carr Late Disgorged 2004' beating off competition from traditional French wines.
Winemaker Ed Carr admits that he has been left "blown away" by the accolade.
He told 7News: "For us, from very humble beginnings of looking at Tasmanian wine-making, to be able to achieve this is absolutely stunning.
"25 years ago we chose Tasmania as the source for a premium sparkling wine. It's proof that we made the right choice I guess. We've learned over time that these wines age so gracefully."
Carr adds that it excellent news for the reputation of Australian wine across the world.
He said: "It's great to see Australian wine recognised globally, as a wine that can match with the best from around the planet."