All Hail the Queen of Lamintons

GoodFood.com.au has crowned our friend Kiki Tipping the Queen of Lamingtons – and they should know being the experts in the trade. Kiki’s outstanding product was featured at the Thinkers & Drinkers wine and food event run (by us) alongside the Six Nations Wine Challenge giant wine event on October 3 last year. Thinkers &…

Tips on Herding Cats and a Better Business Solution

Wine Business Solutions send us these papers which are of interest to the general wine industry. This time the focus is on how to develop winning global strategy for your brand, region and/or country. Here is a link to their latest Wine Paper.

A Tasty Ticket Offer

Be sure to keep the 13th-16th of March free, when Taste of Sydney returns to the stunning surrounds of Centennial Park for four sumptuous days of alfresco dining. Enjoy a feast for the senses and sample special menus from 15 of Sydney’s best restaurants including Popolo, Biota Dining, 4Fourteen, Chur Burger, Efendy, Jonah’s, Muse Dining,…

Distinctiveness, Excitement and Drama in New Zealand

  Six Nations Wine Challenge judge (representing the USA) Dan Berger writes on a new way to analyze wine, settling on distinctiveness over alleged greatness as a valid way to approach the concept of wine quality. Berger also looks at wine evaluation “one thing about wine evaluation that is allegedly as precise as a single…

At Last! An Interesting-Looking TV Show Featuring Wine!

The show titled Plonk follows an accident-prone television crew as they travel around the NSW wine regions trying to produce a commercial TV show. The shoot starts in the Hunter Valley where there’s an accident involving Bruce Tyrrell’s left eye and local winemaker Andrew Thomas confronts a ‘wine expert’ with a bad haircut. Can’t wait…

Sauvignon Blanc. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

  There’s no reason to drink bad Sauvignon Blanc. The variety, which came to dominate the South African fine wine market from the mid-1990s onwards, has been through many incarnations, so its appearance has changed at least as many times as Joan Collins’. The lean, green, mean and acidic concoctions offered in the past —…

The Key Report – Reliable News

  If you drink, distribute, retail, export, study, make or market wine, or you’re one of the poor buggers who grows the grapes, this is the one read you need every week to let you know what’s going on without PR spin or confectionery wrapping. The Key Report also gives you the forum to share…

Yet Another Large Food Industry Festival for Sydney!

Foodservice Australia is the event where the food industry comes together. If you are looking for new ideas for your restaurant, cafe, bar, sandwich bar, canteen or commercial kitchen then you need to come along to this incredible event. It gives you a chance to taste all the latest food trends, try out the latest…

Riding High in the Adelaide Hills

Sidewood Estate is thrilled to announce that they have won two trophies at the 2013 Adelaide Hills Wine Show for the 2013 Sidewood Sauvignon Blanc for the ’Best Sauvignon Blanc of the Show’ and ’Best Shiraz of the Show’ for the 2012 Stable Hill Shiraz. With 459 exhibits in the show judged from 97 different…

Trophy Tasting in Santiago

On 29 November, Six Nations Wine Challenge Chilean judge Eduardo Brethauer held a trophy wine tasting in Santiago for local winemakers and media. He was very pleased with the number of people attending and said that they understood the spirit and the importance of the Challenge. View the video. Image: Philip Tosso of Ventisquero tasting…