Classic summer dishes and matching wines

Classic summer dishes and matching wines

Mar 6, 2013

Nothing tantalizes and satisfies the palate better than a dish perfectly accompanied by a well-matched wine. Like a good marriage, wine and food are a heavenly match when the right two meet together. When pairing wines with food, the flavours can both complement and contradict each other and both are good....

KANGARILLA ROAD RELEASE CHARDONNAY

KANGARILLA ROAD RELEASE CHARDONNAY

Feb 5, 2013

Kangarilla Road has kicked off 2013 with a focus on chardonnay; releasing the 2012 Organic Chardonnay, their first ‘A’ grade certified organic wine and the 2012 Adelaide Hills McLaren Vale Chardonnay. Winemaker Kevin O’Brien was delighted to exercise his passion for organic winemaking; using organic...

Golden run continues for Serafino Wines

Golden run continues for Serafino Wines

Dec 19, 2012

The Serafino family has continued an unbroken record for its flagship wine with the release of the 2009 Sharktooth Shiraz. Released only in years when the fruit quality meets the family’s exacting standards, the Sharktooth Shiraz has consistently ‘made the cut’ since 2004. According to Serafino...

Fox Creek win again!

Fox Creek win again!

Nov 9, 2012

Fox Creek Wines have scooped the Best Shiraz Trophy at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London. The award, for their 2009 Reserve Shiraz, is just the latest in a string of many for the South Australian winery – they have won two trophies and 14 gold medals at wine shows across the...

Fridays Uncorked

Fridays Uncorked

Oct 10, 2012

Uncorked is a free event that is held fortnightly on Friday’s at the National Wine Centre. Every fortnight a different Australian winery is showcased. The wines can be purchased by the glass, bottle or tasting flight. If you get a bit peckish there is food available from the Uncorked menu, including...

South Australian Wine of the Year Awards

South Australian Wine of the Year Awards

Sep 19, 2012

The winners of the South Australian Wine of the Year Awards were presented earlier this week, and showcased the best SA wines from around the state. Now in it’s 25th year, the competition has steadily become one of South Australia’s premier wine events. With nearly 1,000 entries there were a...

Schwarz Wine Company

Schwarz Wine Company

Sep 6, 2012

Last week we were tipped about some great wines form our West Coast Cafes compadres enough to sample some of the sensational wines produced by The Schwarz Wine Company. Based in the Barossa Valley, the company has been going strong since 2002, producing some of the finest drops from the region.  Acclaim...

Clare Valley Winery announces new Brewing Company

Clare Valley Winery announces new Brewing Company

Apr 20, 2012

The beautiful Clare Valley wine region will soon have a fully functioning brewery nestled in amongst all the wineries. Renowned winemaker Ben Jeanneret (Jeanneret Wines) and his business partner Craig Harnett are the brains behind the Clare Valley Brewing Company, which managed to acquire a producer’s...

Spain comes out on Top in Organic Wine Competition

Spain comes out on Top in Organic Wine Competition

Feb 17, 2012

Spain has dominated the world’s largest competition for organic wine, winning 50 medals and seriously impressing judges. The Mundus Vini BioFach International Organic Wine Award, held in Germany, had approximately 600 wines for judges to sample over the two-day blind tasting session. The awards were...

SA Wine Industry labelled ‘lazy’

SA Wine Industry labelled ‘lazy’

Sep 30, 2011

A world expert in manufacturing and innovation has slammed the Australian wine industry, labelling it as ‘lazy’, and claims it is one of many industries at risk from global competition. Professor Goran Roos stated that the industry was at risk because the wine sector had failed to keep up the pace of...

Can Women Consume Alcohol During Pregnancy?

Can Women Consume Alcohol During Pregnancy?

Sep 23, 2011

It’s a known fact that, for pregnant women, drinking a glass of wine is strictly out of bounds, right? Well, possibly not. A new research by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute looks into whether or not low to moderate levels of alcohol can be consumed while pregnant, without harming the child. The...

SA Wines Proove Cheaper Is Better!

SA Wines Proove Cheaper Is Better!

Sep 9, 2011

  The SA Wine of the Year Awards have proved that cheaper is better, with 15 wines priced at $20 and under taking out Gold medals. The awards, which were held at InterContinental Adelaide earlier this week, are judged by the finest in the state and reward South Australia’s best white, red and...