Category Archives: Wine events

Chill out and get serious in Vic’s Yarra Valley!

As a lover of good wine residing in South Australia and regularly visiting New Zealand, and therefore thoroughly spoiled with an endless supply of great wines, it was time I reminded myself of other iconic wine regions in Australia. So … Continue reading

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An oldie but goodie! Angove of South Australia wins big with its aged Clare riesling

Angove Family Winemakers – one of South Australia’s oldest and most renowned wineries and winemaking families continues to impress the world, winning a haul of trophies at the 2012 International Wine Challenge in London for the 2006 Vineyard Select Clare Valley … Continue reading

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Fassina – An SA family treasure

The Fassina family owns and operates a chain of liquor stores in South Australia (SA). Why is Fassina an SA family treasure? Because they have heart and creativity and good honest values. I chatted to Ross Fassina and his daughter … Continue reading

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Encore! The second South Australian cellar door wine festival

The South Australian state cellar door wine festival is back! Held at the Adelaide Convention Centre in the heart of the city from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 February 2012, it was even bigger and better than the inaugural event … Continue reading

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Fassina’s South Australian tasting – variety and character in spades

In their last tasting of 2011, Fassina have excelled themselves again, attracting a diverse range of wineries from across South Australia with different grape varieties (I counted 17!), climates, soils (dare I say terroir), histories and approaches. Some I knew … Continue reading

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Meet the Australian flying Swedish-Italian winemaker in the hills!

On a clear sunny spring day I drove up into the Adelaide Hills to interview a very interesting man I had met a couple of weeks earlier at an artisan winemaker tasting in McLaren Vale, where he was presenting his … Continue reading

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#CabernetDay – the Adelaide contingent plays its part!

Wine and social media – that pairing again! Those following my blog will have read about #ChardonnayDay on 26 May 2011 – well 1 September was the second year for cabernet to take the stand. Rick Bakas, the wine and … Continue reading

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