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Is the Champagne Cork Screwed?

I read with great interest today that De Bortoli Wines have introduced a new screw cap enclosure for Sparkling wine called Viiva™, which was developed in Australia by Guala Closures. It must have been quite a task producing the new screw cap, as it spent 5 years in development.   Innovation in the Champagne and […]

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Champagne Ruinart Sensory Journey

‘Sex On Springs’ was the description our esteemed host, Champagne connoisseur Greg Williams from Moet Hennessey Australia used to describe our third Champagne of the evening. I’ll defer to his judgement on that, but I can tell you the fizz was fantastic. I was at a preview of a new series of one off Luxury […]

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Taste of Sydney Progressive Dinner

The Taste of Sydney festival has always been a great way to have a progressive dining experience. You can have an entree from a restaurant in Balmain, main course from a CBD diner followed by dessert from Mosman, all without leaving scenic Centennial Park. These aren’t just ordinary restaurants either, but some of Sydney’s finest. […]

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Review: Marque & Der Raum Collaboration Dinner

Do you know that feeling you get when you read that your favourite singer or your favourite actor is going to collaborate with someone equally as brilliant? The initial rush of excitement is replaced by impatience as the countdown begins to the day you get to sample the fruits of their labour. I had that same […]

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Wednesday News Round-up: 7th September

Happy hump day folks! It’s been another big week in the world of food and drink. We’re bringing you a bumper round up of articles this week. Taste Explorer expands into the field of dating advice, we discover why Mad Men is closer to a documentary series than a drama, Sydney’s best restaurants get together […]

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Wednesday News Round-up: 31st August

Every week, Taste Explorer will bring you the top 10 stories that tickled our taste buds. This week we discover why beer is cold, why Sydneysiders will now be full of cold air as well as hot and uncover intrigue in the Antipodes involving All Blacks, drugs, smuggling and death. Don’t say that we don’t […]

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Adventures in Central Otago

If you visit Queenstown in the Central Otago region of New Zealand, you can’t help but feel small. The town is surrounded by spectacular mountain ranges that thrust skywards, their peaks often obscured by a ceiling of cloud which lends to the feeling that these mountains could climb skywards forever. At the feet of the […]

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There’s Something in the Water in Canberra

Taste Explorer talks to Canberra wine maker Chris Carpenter from Lark Hill about biodynamics, Gruner Veltliner and what’s next for Canberra Wine. Canberra has often had a reputation as being famous (or more accurately infamous) for three things. Porn, politics and pyrotechnics. Of course the Canberra district has a lot more going for it than […]

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A Visit to Henschke Vineyards

I think everyone is familiar with the Henschke name. Even if you don’t drink the stuff, you’ve heard the name, or seen the branded bottles that are so recognisable. For me it started in the U.K. when I was working in wine retail on some dodgy off license inSouth London. A case of 1990 Mt […]

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