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Expert Wining & Dining

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 23:35
Ordering a good wine at a restaurant is a daunting task for many of us. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a connoisseur to impress your dinner buddies. Tijan Biner reveals the best secrets to help you conquer your next wine list with confidence. We’ve all sat down for dinner with friends at an unfamiliar restaurant, and have tried to conceal the puzzled look on our face while we look over the wine list. Ordering a glass of wine at a restaurant is almost like shooting darts with a blindfold. We may aim perfectly for a delicious wine and escape…

Wine 101

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 23:29
An understanding of wine that goes beyond separating whites from reds will not only impress your friends at dinner parties, but also enrich your flavour experience the next time you pour a glass. In consultation with Val Friend, the function and events manager at Gippsland’s award- winning Narkoojee Winery, Georgia Jordan has crafted a definitive guide on the different types of wine. REDS Considered one of Australia’s greatest assets, red wine has become synonymous with backyard barbecues and cosy winter dinners. Due to the black grape skins and tannins it contains, red wine varies a great deal in colour (from…

A Drink With Curtis Stone

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 23:21
He’s an author of several cookbooks, including Good Food Good Life, and TV personality turned award-winning restaurateur. From Australia to the United Kingdom, and now based in the United States of America, Curtis Stone has captured our hearts with his relaxed and charming style. Internationally-renowned for his roles on several reality food shows, Curtis Stone has found global appeal thanks to his simple, home-grown Australian culinary ethos, but behind the celebrity status, he is also a serious foodie and chef with the skills to prove it. Here, Wineries of Victoria discovers his journey and love for food. HUMBLE BEGINNINGS In…

Bendigo Unearthed

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 23:15
Renowned for its centuries-old architecture, gold rush roots and locally-grown wine and produce, the Bendigo wine region has become one of Victoria’s top destinations, writes April Davis. Located in central Victoria, Bendigo has a Mediterranean climate that generates the ideal conditions for producing a selection of artisan red wines that can be savoured by wine connoisseurs and amateurs alike. The city has a rich winemaking history that dates back to1855 when Jacques Bladier and a German named Delscher started Bendigo’s first vineyards during the early days of the gold rush. To learn more about the region’s viticultural history, we enlisted…

Toasting Geelong

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 23:09
Whether it’s the distinct maritime flavours of the Bellarine or the ancient richness of the Moorabool Valley, the Geelong wine region is renowned for its rugged coastline and premium handcrafted wines, writes April Davis. Surrounded by picturesque scenery, and with a host of activities and tours to partake in, Geelong’s wineries produce some of Australia’s best wines, and the region is a hotspot for wine lovers from across the country – and the world. To discover all it has to offer, Sally Vickers, the executive and marketing officer at the Geelong Winegrowers Association, shares some of her expert knowledge. A…