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Faithful custodians of Henry’s Best

David Ellis, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
15.07.14 1:02 am

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FORTUNATE are they who’ve got hold of a bottle or two of Best’s Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz, a wine that’s been made since the late 1800s but of which today only 800 cases are still made on average each year.

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Winter warming puddings with Kirsten Bacon

Bottega Rotollo
09.07.14 8:18 am

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We are pleased to say that there are still some spaces left for our next cooking school class

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Slow-Food Dinner and AGM, July 27

Slow Food Hobart
08.07.14 8:56 am

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Come along and enjoy beautiful local food, wine and cider.

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Abel’s Tempest a well-chosen label

David Ellis, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
08.07.14 8:44 am

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THEY frustrated many of Dutchman Abel Tasman’s attempts to land on what was ultimately to be named after him Tasmania, but it’s those same tempest-like winds that today are so integral to the success of the State’s great cool-climate vineyards.

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Just the drop for ringing in 2020

David Ellis, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
01.07.14 7:38 am

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ANDREW Margan has been making wonderful Semillons in what he likes to call “pure Hunter style” for some ten years now, wines that he puts particular effort into for his increasingly-lauded Aged Release range.

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Winter Classes at Bottega Rotolo

Bottega Rotolo
24.06.14 4:36 pm

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Neil bottles up his philosophy

David Ellis, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
24.06.14 9:02 am

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NEIL McGuigan, the extraordinary driving force behind the McGuigan Wines label that’s been named International Winemaker of the Year for a record three times (2009, 2011 and 2012,) has now come up with another reward for wine aficionados – a Claret-style red (yes, Claret – remember the name?) that he’s been quietly working on with his Hunter Valley winemaking team for an amazing ten years.<

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Ahhhhhhhhhh ...  Frogmore Creek on a sunny Solstice day ...

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20.06.14 12:21 pm

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A bubbly Italian for party or dinner ...

David Ellis, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
17.06.14 7:18 am

AN interesting and rewarding sparkling out of Italy that’s quite fruity yet at the same time nicely soft and dry, is Carpene Malvolti’s Prosecco 1868 Extra Dry, and which sells here for a very agreeable $25 a bottle.

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The Free World ...

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16.06.14 6:30 am

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Tassietimes believes in the Free World ( here ). Sometimes this is of immense benefit if you love conversation, food, beer, wine ...

Annabel Ross, Fairfax: Mofo captures Tasmania’s gothic charm

Fairfax: Exploring our People, Places and Produce: Lark Distillery

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Dark Mofo: MONA; Asahi Silver Sessions

MONA
11.06.14 4:36 pm

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THIS WINTER Asahi Silver Sessions sets up at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) inviting
creative and artistic minds to reveal the secret ingredient to their success.

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A bubbly taste of Tasmania and Victoria

David Ellis, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
10.06.14 7:49 am

AUSTRALIANS are taking increasingly to the enjoyment of sparkling Rosé, a wine that can have an almost additive allure to it, and one that can prove wonderfully rewarding both in a party-room environment and at a celebratory dinner table.

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Moorilla Cloth Label Series launch

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06.06.14 3:11 pm

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Moorilla invites the nation’s top sommeliers and wine influencers to the state to unveil a unique and original series of wine.

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Five generations and still going strong

David Ellis, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
03.06.14 6:39 am

SIDE BY SIDE is an interesting new label from Brothers in Arms at Langhorne Creek in South Australia, and whose Metala Vineyard is one of the oldest in Australia – William Formby buying the property 130-odd years ago, and first planting grapes there in 1891.

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Rewards of 12 years’ hard work

David Ellis, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
27.05.14 5:48 am

YOU’VE possibly never heard of Cherry Tree Hill wines, but take note because here’s a small maker in the Southern Highlands of NSW that’s on the go – after twelve years of hard work it’s now got a half-dozen top-quality varietals and blends, of which over half already have a barrel-full of rewards from major shows, regional events and even an International Challenge.

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An Island You’ve Never Heard of Is Making the Best Whiskey You’ve Never Tasted

Julian Morgans, Munchies
26.05.14 8:11 am

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If you want to know what Earth looked like a million years ago, go to Tasmania. This island—the size of West Virginia—juts into the Southern Ocean beneath Australia, forming the continent’s southernmost state. It’s a wild, miserable place, kind of like Scotland, which is why the British began distilling whiskey when they arrived in 1803. This lasted for around thirty years before being killed off by a Victorian era prohibitionist named Governor John Franklin. As his wife Jane famously said, “I would prefer barley be fed to pigs than it be used to turn men into swine.”

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Tim’s 21st Aberfeldy - and his ‘best yet’

David Ellis, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
20.05.14 7:13 am

TIM ADAMS has been producing an absolutely marvellous Clare Valley Shiraz under his Aberfeldy label since 1989, and it seems fitting that his latest release – the 2010 – is both what he considers “his best Aberfeldy to date,” and also his 21st vintage of the wine.

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Little Red Luncheon ... Frogmore Creek

Slow Food Hobart
18.05.14 9:35 pm

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An invitation to Slow Food members ...

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Winter Classes at Bottega Rotolo

Bottega Rotolo
13.05.14 2:01 pm

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Winter to us means food that warms the soul and is cooked from the heart.

We are bringing back some of our winter favourites:

Due to popular demand with have another Gnocchi class

Thursday July 3rd

Upcoming classes:

The Art of Hand Rolled Pasta
Risotto Masterclass
Winter Warming Puddings
Gnocchi by Hand

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Pioneering sauvignon blanc keeps on giving

David Ellis, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
13.05.14 6:30 am

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WHEN the folk at Katnook Estate in the heartland of South Australia’s Coonawarra decided to plant Sauvignon Blanc for winemaker Wayne Stehbens to see what he could achieve from the variety, neither owners nor Wayne realised quite what an adventure they were embarking upon.

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Something special from same-variety blends

David Ellis, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
06.05.14 9:40 am

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Diamond Label Chardonnay’s dazzling success

David Ellis, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
29.04.14 10:41 am

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LONG-TIME favourite goes hand-in-hand with seafood risotto, or chicken or pork dishes in creamy sauces.

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GETTING it right – perfect match with oysters or caviar to kick-start that next dinner party.

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Cool idea from NSW Southern Highlands

David Ellis, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
24.04.14 2:01 am

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SMALL though it is as a winemaking region, and small though in turn most of its makers are, the cool-climate NSW Southern Highlands is grabbing increasingly serious attention with wines from fruit that thrives in its clean, cool and elevated environment.

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Slow Food Hobart: Fundraising Dinner @ Garagistes

Slow Food Hobart
13.04.14 10:35 am

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Fundraising Dinner @ Garagistes. Slow Food Hobart - Terra Madre/Italian Scholarship. Monday 12th May,  7.00pm to 10.30pm. $160 Per Person - Includes Matched Wines

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Pizzles* for Peace ...

Graeme Phillips, http://www.tastingtasmania.com/
07.04.14 7:51 am

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Denmark, I am told, has a very effective defence policy. Belligerents phoning up to declare war are greeted with the simple recorded message “We surrender”.

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Sutton’s Cidery to host Queensland’s first Cider Festival on the Granite Belt this May

Sutton’s Cider Festival
07.04.14 6:54 am

Champion Queensland cider makers will be holding the state’s first celebration of Australia’s fastest growing favourite beverage.

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