Monday, October 30, 2006

Federation Square: Victorian Wine Regions Showcase Series

Don't forget the Fed Square Victorian Regional Wine Showcase is on this week, Wednesday and Thursday 4-30pm to 8-30pm.

Follow the link and you will get a discount tasting voucher.

See you there.
Federation Square: Victorian Wine Regions Showcase Series

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Upper Goulburn Wine Region

Each month the Victorian Regional Wine Showcase features a different Victorian Region. This month it is the turn of the Goulburn & Upper Goulburn Region, Strathbogie Ranges & Nagambie Lakes Regions.

The showcase is a great way to 'visit' the cellar door of a couple of dozen wineries in just a few hours.

Wednesday and Thursday 1 & 2 November. 4-30pm to 8-30pm

See you there!

You can see the details and get a discounted tasting ticket from the Fed Square website

Check outthe Vinodiversity view of the Upper Goulburn Wine region


Monday, October 23, 2006

Yarra vineyards' harvest hopes laid waste - National -

And not just the Yarra Valley! Many other wine regions have been devastated.

See the full article in today's Age.

Yarra vineyards' harvest hopes laid waste - National -

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Albarino to Zinfandel Recipe - Le grand aioli - garlic lovers feast

Garlic, Wine and Olive Oil: Historical Anecdotes and Recipes

With the long lazy days of summer coming up you will find plenty of excuses for large scale dining. Le Grand Aioli is an excellent way to give a feast to a crowd of winelovers. You can adapt the ingredients to what is fresh, all you need is a sunny backyard or courtyard and plenty of chilled rose.

Check out my recipe here

Albarino to Zinfandel Recipe » Le grand aioli - garlic lovers feast

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Tannat food pairing

Goose Fat and Garlic: Country Recipes From South-West France

Now this cookook is packed full of recipes for wonderful foods to accompany Tannat. Click the link above to order your copy from

Aussie readers can get a copy from Seek Boooks

Or why not check out what the Albarino To Zinfandel Guide has to say about Tannat.

In any case look out for these wines, they are big, tannic, fruity and pair well with hearty meat dishes - that's why they love Tannat in Uruguay.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Albarino to Zinfandel » Vermentino

Vermentino is an Italian/corsican variety making an impact in Australia. The wines are strongly flavoured and demand a suitable food match. Rob Fairall of di Lusso wines of Mudgee has suggested a dish of fish on skewers as a suitable accompaniment to di Lusso 2005 Vermentino.

Albarino to Zinfandel » Vermentino

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Alternative varieties long lunch in the Clare Valley

An alternative varieties long lunch featuring Kurma Dasa including a seven
stage degustation menu will be held at Mt Surmon Vineyard on Sunday 15th October. Kurma is billed as Australia's vegetarian guru chef. He is matching Clare
Valley alternative wines with alternative foods. For details contact the winery via email or phone (08) 8842 1250

Mt Surmon is a leader in introducing alternative varieties into the Clare Valley. A couple of years ago the winery was awarded a Gold Medal at the Alternative Varieties Wine Show for its Nebbiolo. They also have excellent Viognier and Pinot gris.