Coaldale Walnut Farm
21.04.16 1:09 pm
19.04.16 5:00 am
THEY’VE only been around since 2013 and to now have made just two wines, a Malbec and a Tempranillo, but unusually-named La La Land Wines that are part of the larger Wingara wine group, have now released their first white – a very more-ish 2015 Pinot Gris.
Michael Osborne with Dallas Sherringham
19.04.16 4:37 am
If you needed another reason to go to Mudgee, I have one …
Slow Food Hobart
18.04.16 5:38 am
12.04.16 6:15 am
ANDREW Margan used fruit off exceptional low-yielding vines on his Saxonvale Vineyard in the Broke Fordwich region of the Hunter Valley for a 2014 White Label Chardonnay that Chardonnay buffs – and despite what many will tell you, there are still plenty of us around – will find a true delight.
Barry Matheson with Michael Osborne
12.04.16 4:49 am
Sipping a crisp Pino Gris with Albert Seltz in his cellar, I’m somewhat startled when he pours me what he calls his “love” wine, a tasty Gewurztraminer, one of the seven white wines his family has been growing for fourteen generations on his vast Alsatian estate.
05.04.16 4:53 am
CHIEF Winemaker at d’Arenberg Wines in South Australia, Chester Osborn has long had a passion for searching out new grape varieties suited to the diverse terroir of his vineyards in McLaren Vale.
Lissa Villeneuve, Food Program & Events Manager, Sustainable Living Tasmania
01.04.16 5:24 am
Join Sustainable Living Tasmania for a fabulous evening celebration of Tasmanian food!
29.03.16 5:31 am
WE’VE a mate who for as long as we can remember, has always served a sparkling red at his barbecues, be they centred on beef, lamb, pork or even poultry.
22.03.16 5:46 am
IT was a sense of adventure that led Derek and Anna Hooper to the wild and windswept shores of Cape Jaffa on South Australia’s Limestone Coast back in 1993, and for them to trail-blaze this distinctive area even further by creating the Coast’s ultimately first fully-certified biodynamic vineyards to feed their Cape Jaffa Winery.
Matthew Groom, Minister for State Growth Media Release
18.03.16 3:17 pm
The Government’s long-term vision for Macquarie Point is for a truly iconic community space, unlocking hundreds of millions of dollars of investment and creating thousands of jobs in the process.
Brendan Parnell Hobart Brewing Company General Manager
15.03.16 5:27 am
Invitation to the opening of our brewery and taproom/bar at Macquarie Point.
15.03.16 4:19 am
TIM Adams’ Aberfeldy Shiraz has long been an anticipated annual release out of South Australia’s Clare Valley, a drop whose league of followers are happy to pay $65 a bottle for – knowing they’ll not be disappointed when they present it to family or friends at that special celebration or event.
08.03.16 3:11 pm
THE unusually named Stage Door Wine Co in South Australia’s Eden Valley was given the moniker by owner Graeme Thredgold who founded the exceptional little family-owned business just three years ago.
01.03.16 6:29 am
YELLOWGLEN’s wrapped a lot of different labels around its bottles of Australian sparkling wines since the first hit the shelves over forty years ago, labels that have helped see this bubbly become the country’s most popular sparkling.
24.02.16 7:18 am
This family owned and operated business simply cannot be summed up in one simple sentence but from lively, personalised and friendly, it’s like going for a coffee with that relative who has the best coffee, a delicious treats and a good down to earth chat, making it the ideal stop for a trip not just for coffee lovers but everybody making a trip down the south east.
23.02.16 5:51 am
GRAEME SHAW believes he’s created a first both for his Shaw Vineyard Estate and possibly for the Canberra Wine District as well, with a Reserve Semillon from the cracker 2015 vintage.
16.02.16 4:30 am
MARGAN Family Winegrowers has released a 2014 Merlot that reflects just how good was that year for reds in the Hunter Valley, this one absolutely exploding with wonderful first-up flavours of ripe red berries, spiced plums and cassis.
09.02.16 6:00 am
WE read and hear plenty about Coonawarra, that small but extraordinary strip of vineyard country in South Australia that comprises limestone and terra rossa (red soil) layered over a deep, one-million year old sandstone ridge, and on which are produced some of the world’s greatest Cabernet Sauvignon wines
02.02.16 4:50 am
PUT your money on it, a variety to watch in this country in the not-too-distant future is Vermentino, a hugely popular drop in Europe where its somewhat bizarrely known under 41 different synonyms – including Favorita de Conegliano, that for probably good reason for those who fight them in the field, translates to “the rabbit’s favourite.”
26.01.16 4:51 am
IT’S unfortunate that the NSW Southern Highlands’ cool climate wine region doesn’t get more recognition in our mainstream metropolitan media, because small as it may be it’s an outstandingly beautiful area in which to have a few days touring its wineries and many other attractions.
via Rob Walls
18.01.16 2:44 am
“This is a book about Australian food. Not the food that European Australians cooked from ingredients they brought with them, but the unique flora and fauna that nourished the Aboriginal peoples of this land for over 50,000 years. It was to try and understand why European Australians have almost entirely rejected these foods for over 200 years that I wrote this book.”
15.12.15 6:26 am
WE admit to being somewhat blasé when it comes to medals, trophies and other gongs going to those in the winemaking industry, seemingly just about every maker we know winning something or other for one of their wines (at some time or other,) and which makes us fear that if we mention one award we’re going to have to mention the lot – and that would take up our entire column every week of the year.
08.12.15 9:00 am
G and C KREGLINGER has been one of Belgium’s most-respected wine companies since its founding in Antwerp way back in 1797 as the country’s first licenced wine traders, and what many don’t realise is that it’s been around in Australia since 1893.
Slow Food Hobart
05.12.15 5:00 am
Slow Food Hobart Invites You To Terra Madre Day Christmas Celebration
01.12.15 5:33 am
WE’VE had plenty of books come across our desk in the three decades or so we’ve been writing this column, but none quite like a 200-odd pager that came in this month, and simply titled Tipsy.
24.11.15 4:26 am
IF you’ve an extra-special Christmas coming up and you are looking for an extra-special wine for just the two of you, give real consideration to Margan Wines’ recently released 2011 Aged Release Shiraz.
17.11.15 4:49 am
WITH the Festive Season not all that far away and attention turning to decisions about the bubbles to go with it, a label to give thought to for quality, price-value and as something of a talking point, is Spain’s Segura Viudas Grand Cuvee Reserva.
10.11.15 4:55 pm
IF you’re starting to wonder about an ideal Christmas gift for that VIP relative or friend just getting into the appreciation of quality wines – or is already there and wanting to further increase their knowledge – look no further than Rob Geddes’ Australian Wine Vintages 2016.
03.11.15 4:41 am
WITH Australians in recent years taking more and more to lighter and more savoury red wine styles in our warmer months, we’re also doing something that was almost unthinkable even just a few years back – we’re actually putting these reds in the fridge to give them a bit of a chill on serving.