Category Archives: Wines

Sculpture Workshop in Queensland’s Vineyard

Remember Marianne Lethbridge from Vintner’s Secret in Queensland? She announces that the Crush festival, the art venue in Bundaberg is coming soon. Col Henry, noted sculptor from the central coast of NSW, will hold two workshops over two weekends at … Continue reading

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Wine, music and art to be discovered under the palm tree

In a region you wouldn’t expect to be appropriate for anything but pawpaw and mango orchards, Marianne Lethbridge and her husband Edward Murray are growing grapes. In the sub-tropical area of Australia in a place called Vintner’s Secret Vineyard in … Continue reading

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Not a clandestine get-away to the Poachers Pantry

In this modern immaculate food laboratory, staff are preparing snack packs with olives and smoked turkey for first and business class passengers of Qantas. This is quite an unexpected activity in this peaceful countryside retreat called the Poachers Pantry. Monday … Continue reading

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Wet harvest in a modest vineyard

2012 has been a hard year for winegrowers: lots of rain, mould attacks on grapes. Consequently, the harvest has not been generous. The crop is way down with 50% less quantity. Still, the hope to get a good year is … Continue reading

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Samson the dog hunts the truffle

Australian truffle growers harvested three tons of the precious black mushroom last year, in 2011. The production comes mainly from Western Australia. But, from that amount, Australians consume one ton only. The rest is exported to Asia, the United States … Continue reading

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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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