Buonissimo! Break out the Barolo, Bella

Piedmont is The Quiet Italian. (Yes, there is such a thing). While tourists flock to Tuscany, Venice, Rome and the Amalfi Coast, Piedmont is steadily emerging as the go-to place for authentic cool climate Italian food and some of the world's most respected wines. Here you can try big boys like Barolo and Barbaresco as well as... Continue Reading →

Mudwalk through Lowes Winery

When we were in Mudgee for the Anzac Day long weekend, we went to Lowes Winery, on the recommendation of some rival cellar doors. I'd never been to Lowes before, but the minute I arrived, I wondered what I'd been doing all my life. Lowes is quite simply, fabulous. When we arrived, the cellar doorstress gave... Continue Reading →

Mudgee Wines: A mudmap

Mudgee wines used to be nicknamed Mudgee Mud. Thankfully those days are long gone and Mudgee has emerged as a quality coolish climate wine producer. It doesn't have the volume or the international fame of the Hunter or the Barossa, but therein lies the beauty. It still has a soul and at heart it is... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: the Barolo wars

Welcome to a new segment ... Wine Wednesday! Every Wednesday I'll do my take on some wine I've been sampling lately. My qualifications? I'm Australian (and therefore don't mind a drink!!) I've done a few wine tasting courses over the years and done the rounds of Australian and Kiwi wine countries. And a few overseas ones... Continue Reading →

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