Monthly Archives: February 2012

The winemaker from Bordeaux whose heart and cellar are in Yarra Valley

The first sip of Fontaine rosé triggered my surprise: this Australian wine took me back to Cannes in France. I was with my girlfriend on the famous ‘Promenade des Anglais’ lazily seated on a couch drinking this rosé with a … Continue reading

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Fabio’s coffee secret is in the roasting pot

Coffee is Italian. Ask my stepsister Deborah who comes from Lecce, in the heel of the Italian boot. In Melbourne, Lisa and Fabio Costa opened a coffee shop at the entrance to the Queen Victoria Market, on Elizabeth Street. It … Continue reading

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The chocolatier who was once a sailor

  An orange mist escapes from the atelier to the front shop where patrons wait for their take away coffee. The candied fruit is simmering in a large pot in the back while one of the employees cuts chunks of … Continue reading

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