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New York Bagels Join the Six Nations Wine Challenge

Michael Shafran has started a Bagel revolution in Sydney with his NY recipe for the genuine article. He will join the ‘foodies’ who are lining up to supply their produce to compliment the 600 wines at the 3 October event celebrating the wines of the Six Nations Wine Challenge. We asked Michael what makes Brooklyn…

Thinkers & Drinkers Event

600 Six Nations Wine Challenge wines…… Enjoy Cloudy Bay sizzling clams and chardonnay, South African bilton and pinotage, Argentinean beef and shiraz, lamingtons and aussie spark, smoked alpaca on sourdough with tempranillo, Chilean empanadas and cabernet, American bagels and zinfandel, NZ smoked salmon and pinot gris and hundreds of other combinations. Finger food, glass in…

Film Director a Star Winery Owner

Six Nations Wine Challenge judge representing the US is Dan Berger and he reports on the results of the Californian Riverside International Wine Competition.  New Zealand wine Guru and also a Challenge judge Bob Campbell MW was among the judges. Francis Ford Coppola the famed film director who has established one of California’s fastest-growing wineries,…

Easy Chicken Pie

Dru Reschke calls himself Top Dog and coffee Maker and is very proud to quote Len Evans when discussing his family’s Coonawarra wine company – Koonara Wines. “….most wine authorities acknowledge that Coonawarra is Australia’s greatest red wine district, and one of the producers of great reds of the world”.  Len Evans The Complete Book…

Vineyard Typicity and Individual Site Expression

Winemaker Geraldine McFaul has been invited by Chairman Huon Hooke to join the judging teams for this year’s Boutique Wine Awards. Geraldine graduated BApp.Sc. with Distinction, from Charles Sturt University in 1995 and during her course was selected as the Ron Potter Scholarship winner for an 18 months trainee winemaking position at that University. This…

Lost & Found…Yes Really!

Daniel McKeating is the Creative Director of Lost & Found a brand consultancy based in Perth.  He is also a judge on Australia’s Wine Industry Design Competition and comes to Sydney each year to join the judging teams. No that’s not him dressed in chain mail that’s one of his designs! Daniel is an experienced…

Welcome to St. Supéry – Recipies Included!

The USA wines entered into the Six Nations Wine Challenge include many premium wines from well known wine companies. St. Supéry is no exception. Their web site is a world of information including regular recipe up-dates. “Step into our family-owned winery in the heart of the Napa Valley and experience the best of the wine…

A Stockbroker’s Dream

Mount Avoca has entered the Boutique Wine Awards again this year with a range of their wines looking for medals. Forty years young. Mount Avoca began with the dream of a Melbourne stock-broker who wanted a tree change 30 years before the term had been coined. Events in the life of Mount Avoca Vineyard 1967…

Where Salmon is King!

NZ King Salmon Joins the Thinkers and Drinkers Tasting Event. New Zealand King Salmon will serve both cured and smoked salmon alongside the NZ wines at the Six Nations Wine Challenge annual tasting event that has become synonymous with quality wine events. Villa Maria Chardonnay and NZ King Smoked Salmon – Why not! King salmon…

Sven is Back for Another Trophy!

2012 saw Polkura winning the top Syrah trophy in the Six Nations Wine Challenge and they are back again this year with the same wine – a different vintage – trying for the same trophy – but with the USA adding its strength to the Challenge and all of those wonderful Shiraz entries from the…

Coombe Farm Enters the Boutique Wine Awards.

The Coombe Farm Wines have been entered into this year’s Boutique Wine Awards. Huon Hooke continues to Chair these awards now in their 18th year! The Coombe Farm estate is approximately 220 hectares in area and located at the gateway to the Yarra Valley in Coldstream, commencing at the fork of the Melba and Maroondah…

Viñedos Puertas of Chile Invited into 6 Nations

Viñedos Puertas is a family-run business funded by José Puertas in 1950. In the beginning, it focused on the sale of grapes and bulk wine and the provision of vinification services. Nowadays, it also produces high quality bottled wine. Its production of bulk wine is aimed at both the domestic and foreign markets, including Germany,…

Social Media Stats Climb for Boutique Wine

Face book – Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers or Judith Kennedy or Thinkers&Drinkers are our three busy face book pages. We are also alive and well on Twitter @boutiquewines1  Keep in touch by joining us on face book or following us on Twitter. One of our new face book friends in New Zealand is Lowburn…

Design Winners Surprise the Judges

CEO Judith Kennedy and Panels Chair Lisa McGuigan were surprised and pleased with the range of winners in this year’s Australia’s Wine Industry Design Competition. They are seen here with a range of the bottles before the judging commenced. Entries from all over Australia and New Zealand were judged by three teams of judges today…

Conviction and Passion – Wines that Excite!

Argentinean Hector Durigutti is one of the first Argentinean winemakers to enter the Six Nations Wine Challenge for this year. Judge Fabricio Portelli is confident that the list he has established will again take home some trophies for his country. From the Durigutti web site: We are the family Durigutti, vine-growers and winemakers. A family…

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Enters Aussie Challenge

He is a movie icon and also a winery owner. The Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Vineyard and Restaurant are situated in 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville, California. Mr Coppola puts it best, saying the winery is “a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life…

Boutique Entries Begin to Arrive.

Winemaker Paul Nelson has entered his Fume Blanc, Rose and a Red Blend into the Awards this year. Paul says “My passion for winemaking began about 20 years ago when mum and dad purchased a farm in Denmark WA, which was planted to vines in order to produce wine under their own label (Nelson Touch)….

Competition Heats up as Pawn Moves!

Glamour enters the field with The Pawn Co’s entries. A large and exciting field of labels are being entered into this year’s competition. Chair Lisa McGuigan and her three teams of judges will have their work cut out next week when the judging takes place.  Visit our Image Gallery to see a wide range of…

 


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