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QUIET ACHIEVERS

Posted: June 9, 2016

THE Angove family is among the quiet achievers of the Australian wine industry – and the Angoves made very little fuss about the 130th birthday of their business making wines and spirits. Established in 1886 by Dr William Angove, the…

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PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF

Posted: June 9, 2016

KEN HELM, one of the pioneers of the wine industry in the Canberra region, was told the region was far too cold for quality grapes. This year, Helm Wines is celebrating its 40th vintage and is regarded as one of…

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GOURMET DESTINATION

Posted: June 9, 2016

PARKER Street Project is the new lunch and dining option at one of Australia’s most famous gourmet destinations – the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld in Western Victoria. The new offering opened mid-March in the area of the Royal Mail…

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WOMEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Posted: June 9, 2016

THE Australian Women In Wine Awards returns this year to reward the good work of women throughout the Australian wine industry, and champion equality and fairness for all sexes in the workplace. Categories for entrants have been increased, offering acknowledgement…

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DUFFY WINS RECOGNITION

Posted: June 9, 2016

MULTI-talented Tasmanian winemaker Rebecca Duffy, of Holm Oak Wines, has been recognised for her services to primary industry, winning the Tasmanian Rural Women’s Award. Conducted by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), the award recognises the contribution of…

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CELEBRATING LOCAL TRUFFLES

Posted: April 20, 2016

FONTY’S Pool in Manjimup, Western Australia, is the venue for the Truffle Kerfuffle festival, which celebrates the start of the renowned black truffle season in the Southern Forests. The event is a showcase for what is the third most expensive…

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WINES IN THE WILDERNESS

Posted: August 3, 2015

Visitors to Tasmania have a new opportunity to combine a wilderness experience with fine food and wine. Pumphouse Point, a striking 18-room property in the dramatically beautiful and remote Highlands, is a three-hour drive north-west of Hobart in the Cradle…

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PERMANENT LEADERSHIP ROLE

Posted: August 3, 2015

Andreas Clark is the new full-time CEO of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA). Chairman Brian Walsh announced Clark’s permanent promotion after he served as acting CEO. “We’re pleased Andreas has agreed to continue in this key leadership role,”…

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GOOD TIME CURE?

Posted: August 3, 2015

Is there anything that can effectively cure or prevent a hangover? The spiel for Australian-made HeadsUp is compelling: “Forget the coke and fries on the way home. Bypass the Berocca and the bacon and eggs in the morning. Don’t even…

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TASTE THE DIFFERENCE

Posted: August 3, 2015

Want to know the difference between natural, organic and biodynamic wines and to learn about the philosophies behind all three? A new two-day tour devised by wine educator and freelance writer Daniel Honan focuses on organic, biodynamic and natural wine…

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GO BEYOND THE CELLAR DOOR

Posted: June 10, 2015

Pioneering Margaret River winery Vasse Felix has joined Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia (UWEA), a collection of award-winning wineries offering “beyond the cellar door” experiences, food and wine matching, wine education and gastronomy in spectacular locations. Vasse Felix is known as…

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