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Champagne Tuesdays: A Taittinger Tour de Force

  Tuesday nights are not normally the best for experiencing Sydney at her hedonistic best, but when I was invited to a very special event showcasing the Champagne Taittinger portfolio at the ECQ Bar overlooking a sparkling Sydney Harbour I threw caution to the wind and put on my very finest drinking boots. Present on […]

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Celebrates 30 Years this August

  My visit to Hamilton Island last year was extremely memorable. Not just for the incredible landscapes or the azure waters of the Coral Sea, but also the incredible food, wine and hospitality that is to be had on the island. It’s a great place to visit all year around but when there’s an event […]

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Tefal Heritage launch at Guillaume at Bennelong

Guillaume Brahami is one of the finest proponents of modern French cuisine in Australia so when I was invited to attend the launch of prestigious French cookware company Tefal’s new Heritage range of pans at his eponymous restaurant Guillaume at Bennelong recently, I jumped at the chance to tick this restaurant off my bucket list. […]

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Paradise Found: A Visit to Hamilton Island Part 2

  The sound of an unrecognisable bird call slowly seeped into my consciousness. My eyes flickered open and a circular blur slowly gave way to the sight of a slowly rotating ceiling fan. It took me a few moments to register where I was. Paradise. After our first day on Hamilton Island and a sleep […]

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Paradise Found: A Visit to Hamilton Island Part 1

HAMILTON ISLAND is the largest of the Whitsunday Islands and is the gateway to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. The lush green hills of the island quickly give way to the warm, azure waters of the Coral Sea and it is at junction of the two, on the […]

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Global Grapevine Roving Lunch

I must confess I have a bit of a soft spot for Champagne. I’ve tried a fair few but with over 5,000 individual producers of Champagne I’ve barely scratched the surface. We’d be lucky to see 3% of all available Champagnes in Australia which is why it’s always good news when a wine distributor steps […]

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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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