Tag Archives: Wine

Taste Orange Returns to Sydney, 21st & 22nd August

  The Orange Region of NSW is synonymous with great food and cool climate wine so it’s always a pleasure to head to Martin Place for the annual Taste Orange event which returns to Sydney on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd August. This year the event is expanding to a 2 day and night celebration […]

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Get Naked and win a trip to Margaret River

Our friends over at Naked Wines are holding a competition to celebrate their first birthday this month and you could win a trip to Margaret River to be wined and dined by two Naked Winemakers Brian Fletcher and Rory Clifton-Parks. If you’re not familiar with the Naked model, members or ‘Angels’ as they’re known on […]

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Lovedale Long Lunch experience at Crowne Plaza

  If a Hunter Valley local invites you to a long lunch, it’s generally recommended that you not have any plans for the rest of the day or the next, as you’re going to experience the hospitality that the Hunter Valley is known for. It’s best that you pack some Panadol too… There were no […]

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Tasmanian produce set to star at Taste of Sydney

After visiting the Apple Isle twice last year, I gained a huge appreciation for Tasmanian produce, grown in its world-renowned cool climate, clean air, fertile soils and pristine waters. I was able to meet many of the producers and sample some truly fantastic food and wine. I was pleased to read that some of the best […]

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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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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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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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