27.10.15 10:46 am
REGULAR readers will know we’ve an aversion to reviewing wines in this column on the basis of some gong they’ve won at some show or other – our belief being that if we give one maker a plug for their success, we need to give every medal-winner a plug… and with that many medals flying around the place we’d need the whole of a publication like this just to list them.
20.10.15 3:39 am
PETER Logan has added a Cabernet Merlot to his portfolio of Apple Tree Flat wines from the Mudgee area in the high elevation Central Ranges of NSW, the latest maker to turn to this increasingly popular blend that many consider to be one of the great varietal combinations.
13.10.15 3:37 am
IT’S not often we get to enjoy more than a small tasting glass of a $100 a bottle red, but just this month we shared the full bottle of just such a wine with a mate celebrating a birthday – a Big birthday – and he surprised us even more with the revelation he’d got a second bottle in the cellar for his granddaughter’s 21st in 2030.
Megan Reeder Hope, Marketing and Media MONA
12.10.15 1:34 pm
Every Wednesday & Thursday, 6.45pm* Mona Wine Bar (655 Main Rd, Berriedale, Tasmania) $79 set three-course menu (add $50 for matched wine)
Slow Food Hobart.
11.10.15 7:17 am
Hobart City Farm - Picnic Day, Sunday 18th October - 10am to 1pm: Always a memorable event, this year we take our picnic to the Hobart City Farm. St Johns Avenue, New Town. This event is free and will run in conjunction with Fair Food Week.
06.10.15 4:38 pm
MARGAN Family Winemakers at Broke in the Hunter Valley have released a Semillon from the excellent 2015 vintage that’s terrific value at $20 from such an outstanding season.
05.10.15 6:00 am
I felt the need to discover for myself if this lauded delicacy was something special, or if all the attention was mere hyperbole.
Slow Food Hobart.
04.10.15 7:42 am
30.09.15 4:15 pm
The latest chapter in the story of Tasmanian Whisky opens this week with the first release of distiller, Damian Mackey’s single malt whisky. Produced in the Hobart suburb of New Town, Mackey Whisky is made using time-honoured methods of distillation in a traditional copper pot still. Six years after it was laid down in its 100 litre port cask barrels, the whisky is aged and bottled, and finally ready for sale.
29.09.15 5:27 am
Here in Australia a cracker Pinot Grigio for those who enjoy a summer’s outdoor lifestyle and an easy-drinking, refreshing white with seafoods and salads, is a Mr Mick 2015 Pinot Grigio from South Australia’s Limestone Coast.
Slow Food Hobart.
24.09.15 4:46 pm
The annual Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale will be on Saturday 26th of September between 10.00am and 3.00pm at the RTBG Nursery. There will be a prelude Sale on Thursday 24th of September entry by $10.00 donation.
22.09.15 7:52 am
WHILE the 2012 vintage may have gone down as the coldest in sixteen years and one of the wettest in history in Canberra’s Murrumbateman area – only 2011 and 1989 were wetter – it did give winemakers ideal temperatures during the ripening period, excellent soil conditions and great vine health, and all of which resulted in superb fruit on harvest.
15.09.15 7:25 am
IT was a fledgling forestry industry way back in the 1850s that opened up the rugged Leeuwin-Naturaliste ridge in Western Australia’s northern Margaret River area.
08.09.15 12:08 pm
TALK to Dan Buckle, Senior Winemaker at Chandon about bubbly, and you’ll very quickly learn that here’s a man most passionate about the fact he’s making Australian Sparkling Wine – not an imitation Champagne.
Myfanwy Kernke, http://www.shene.com.au
03.09.15 5:14 pm
Poltergeist gin is distilled in copper pot stills made by the master craftsman Peter Bailey, this small-batch gin is made from an infusion of twelve botanicals, sourced locally and from around the world.
01.09.15 8:04 am
EDEN Valley in the Barossa may be one of our smaller winemaking regions, but even so is home to some exceptional makers, and at the same time some equally exceptional histories to many of their properties.
Slow Food Hobart. First published: August 18
28.08.15 6:03 am
Slow Food Hobart Invites You To Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory: Sunday 30th August, 2015 - 10am to 4pm
25.08.15 7:55 am
ALTHOUGH they’ve been making wines in South Australia’s Clare Valley since the 1850s, one little village that’s particularly renowned for its Rieslings is Watervale – which all these years on, still has a population of under 250.
18.08.15 6:30 am
WHEN you’ve a vineyard that sits directly over Coonawarra’s famed Terra Rossa strip right where the soil is at its most-shallow above a ridge of marvellous limestone, and you enjoy a fantastic growing season to boot, it’s a pretty safe bet you’re going to create wines to have tongues wagging.
11.08.15 5:00 am
BOUTIQUE Grey Sands Vineyard tucked away in Glengarry overlooking the Tamar Valley just north-west of Launceston, have just released their 2008 Merlot, and while the results of its long seven years in the cellar must be enormously rewarding for owners Bob and Rita Richter, we’re ready to say they’re even more-so for buyers.
04.08.15 7:16 am
SOUTH Australia’s boutique Fox Gordon is winning growing numbers of admirers with its range of reds and whites out of the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills, with a 2014 Charlotte’s Web label Pinot Grigio from the latter a rewarding example of what a hands-on small family maker can achieve with a variety like this.
28.07.15 5:04 am
IF you’re fond of a good Shiraz, grab a bottle of the 2013 Logan from Orange in the NSW Central Ranges – 2013 was a great year for Shiraz out there, and this one from Peter Logan is a particular stand-out.
Slow Food Hobart. First published: July 6
21.07.15 1:30 pm
<b>Sunday 26th July, Drysdale House - Save the Date
21.07.15 7:30 am
ITS $100 a bottle now, best recommended drinking time is 40 years away in 2055 – yet already it’s garnered enough local and international awards and accolades to fill all of this column, leaving us no space to talk about the wine itself.
14.07.15 6:59 am
WINEMAKER at Mr Mick Wines in the Clare Valley, Tim Adams and his wife Pam Goldsack (the company’s General Manager) were on the money when several visits to Sardinia had them thinking that a popular variety there, Vermentino would do well in their warm Clare Valley climate.
Jason Murphy, New Daily
08.07.15 8:08 am
That $40 bottle of plonk you just bought was lovingly produced in a local winery, right? Not necessarily.
07.07.15 7:59 am
IF you’re thinking of a good Sauvignon Blanc one night with seafood or maybe grilled chicken or pork, and you enjoy a glass or three most nights but don’t want to pay in the upper ’teens dollar-wise, we’ve a rewarding drop today that will cost you just $10.
30.06.15 6:46 am
<em><SCHILD Estate must rate amongst the Barossa Valley’s more amazing family success stories, a young Edgar Schild taking the reins at just 16 years of age when his father passed away in 1956, and going on to replace his dad’s small mixed farm with a-now 182ha (450 acres) at Lyndoch on which three generations of the family live today - and producing from it some of the Southern Barossa’s finest wines./em>
23.06.15 5:58 am
LINDEMANS now have no fewer than eleven red, white, sweet and sparkling wines under their Early Harvest label, a range that delivers wines 25% lighter in alcohol - and that of course equates to 25% fewer calories as well – without compromising on flavour or enjoyment.
Slow Food Hobart
17.06.15 12:19 pm
Sustainable Living Tasmania will be hosting the Tasmanian Premier of Just Eat It - A Food Waste Story . This is a film we’re sure will be of interest to the Slow Food community.