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Barossa Gourmet Weekend

Barossa Gourmet Weekend has been going strong now for over 30 years. Barossa Valley is where you go to load up your taste buds with all of the gorgeous local produce. The largest celebration of local food and wine in the area, Barossa Gourmet Weekend is a must add to the calendar event with plenty of things to do, see and ...

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Sun Winefest

Join us for the 13th annual Sun WineFest on January 29, 30 & 31, 2016. Featuring beer, wine, specialty spirits and delectable dishes, this weekend has something for everyone. Wine and beer enthusiasts can select from over 1,000 brands or enjoy tastings of specialty sponsor spirits. Foodies can sample signature dishes from the region’s most highly rated restaurants. The Main ...

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Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

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Taste of Melbourne

The Taste of Melbourne is an amazing dining experience. You can enjoy a lunch or dinner like you never have before, take 4-5 hours to enjoy amazing food, fun company, and a unique experience. Tickets to the annual Taste of Melbourne are available now.

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The Joy of Sake Tokyo

In recent years, the quality of sake enjoyed in Japan and overseas has reached new levels, as brewers combine tradition and technology in new and exciting ways. The Joy of Sake celebrates the wonderful variety of delicious sake being made today. First held in Honolulu in 2001, The Joy of Sake is the largest sake-tasting event held outside Japan. It ...

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Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show

The annual Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show is on again…and as always is a delicious event to attend. This year sees some gorgeous local wines, celebrities, experts, grazing gardens, creative kitchens, and so much more. Do not delay the purchase of your ticket to the Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show  With tickets starting from as low as AUD$18.00, ...

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Denver International Wine Festival

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Gisborne Wine & Food Festival

Come spend the weekend savouring the finest of our region’s fabulous wine and food at our own Gisborne winery cellar doors which will be open for all to visit at your own pace, in your own time between the hours of 11am – 5pm – Labour Weekend 24 – 25 October, 2015.

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How Old Is Wine?

Old Mammoth Grape Vine full of wine grapes

Depending on who you believe, wine originated between six thousand and twelve thousand years ago although fossilised grape vines date back sixty million years. [sip] What impressed on me the most was the fact that early adopters of wine believed that the mind-altering effects were a sign of bringing the partaker close to a level of spirituality. That begs the question why is wine not under the category of spirits? [sip] I digress.

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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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