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CELLAR DOOR FEST 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020

Next Friday afternoon is the start of the 10th CELLAR DOOR FEST, to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The three day indoor event is a sensational way to check out South Australian wines. The exhibitors are arranged into regional stands which not only allows you taste the wines of that region, but you can also compare the same variety from different wineries within the region. Read More...

EFFERVESCENT TASMANIA - PART 2

Friday, December 02, 2016

Thanks to Wine Tasmania and WBM Magazine, I spent three sensational days in Tasmania in early November tasting wines at the “Effervescence Tasmania” event – mainly their superb Sparkling wines, but also some cracker cool-climate wines as well. There are 15 Sparkling winemakers in Tassie, all of whom use the “methode tradicionale” to make their Sparkling wines. That is, there are no “gassed-up-with-CO2” sparkling wines on the island, unlike on the mainland where there are plenty of them. As described in my Blog a couple of weeks ago, the event kicked off with an amazing Asian dinner during which we tasted five premium Champagnes alongside five top Tasmanian Sparkling wines. It was truly a memorable evening, which proved that whilst the Tasmanian Sparkling wines are different in style from Champagne, they are equal in quality. Read More...