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Uh oh – A Wine List

How to choose from a wine list

It’s amazing how often you turn up to a venue only to be presented with a wine list that has nothing familiar on it. What do you do? First thing is to order a different alcoholic drink while you pour over the wine list. Vodka and tonic is always refreshing, with a fresh twist of lemon to cleanse the palate.

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Food, Wine and a Royal Barossa Visit

Barossa Valley Wine Region South Australia

Love them or hate them but one thing a visit from any members of the British Royal Family does is cause a stir..!! Today, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were treated to some of our country's finest food and wine whilst visiting the historic Barossa Valley

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Brand X Red Blend

Wine Grapes

I'll start with: what a great find! At a price point that places it in the young category typically against 2014 daily drink vintages, this 2012 blend is very drinkable now. It has the depth of a wine of this vintage (and even a bit older) without the tartness of younger wines. There's a pleasant berry finish which adds to the smoothness and the well-rounded blend on offer.

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New York City Wine & Food Festival

New York city scape

After seven successful years, the New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (NYCWFF) is gearing up to once again pay homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world while fighting to end hunger! It is the only Festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America’s most beloved television chefs.

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History, Myths, Legends and Remedies

The history of the chefs hat

One of the things I really get into about food is the history, myths, legends and remedies... One of my favourites is why chefs wear white hats. Allegedly, back in time, the predominant cooking method was roasting, usually over a fire. One of the countries that became very important to food history, Greece, was at the centre of the world in a culinary sense.

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Cheese

Cheese Board paired with wine and fresh fruits and nuts.

For all of the Cheese lovers out there, this is for you! We did some research on Cheese...Yep, that's right Cheese. Did you know that for every letter of the alphabet there is a type of cheese? No, well neither did we until we came across the very informative cheese.com, an entire website dedicated to cheese. In fact, they have listed over 1750 types of cheese from 74 different countries around the world. Who knew that there was that much cheese out there!!

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Food, what a wonderful thing!

Aglio e olio

The sound of bacon, sizzling away in a pan, The look of potatoes in duck fat, browning up in an oven, The smell of onions, sautéing on a Barbeque, The feel of wrapping a spring roll in mint and lettuce, The taste of a leg of lamb freshly cooked over a fire, on a spit. Using all your senses to ...

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Toronto Food & Wine Festival

Cochon 555

Over the course of three delectable days, the 2015 Toronto Food and Wine Festival will showcase the expertise and creativity of the best culinary talents in Toronto, Ontario and Canada. Attendees will delight in programming that features fan favourite, local and international celebrity chefs, cooking classes, tutored tastings and special events that bring the world of food, wine and spirits to local palates.

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Toowoomba Flower, Food and Wine Festival

Toowoomba Food, Flower, & Wine Festival 2015

The Toowoomba Flower, Food and Wine Festival is a signature event of the Carnival that showcases spectacular floral displays, intriguing handcrafted creations and - of course - our magnificent regional produce and boutique wines.

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World’s Biggest Restaurant Wine Collection

Tampa, Florida is where you’ll find the second biggest wine collection in the world. It was founded in 1956 and is still operated by David Laxer, who is the son of the original owner. The staff even recently discovered a gem among the stacks of wine: a $30,000 bottle of 1947 Chateau Latour, one of the most expensive wines in ...

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