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I love cooking my pet cats and leaving out commas in interesting places.
I hate the cold. Snow is the work of the devil and any temperature below 25C is just WRONG. Sydney weather suits me fine during the summer, but I would like enough money to buy a Tuscan villa for the winter months.
I love fine champagne but I rarely turn down a glass of white any time of the day or night.
In his first article for our friends at Palate Press, Blake Gray seems to have hit a raw nerve and ruffled some feathers with the Australian audience. I'll let him tell the story...
I felt like Snidely Whiplash on Monday: an international villain. I woke up in Brazil to discover I was being...
Toby Walne reports in ThisIsMoney today that the growing demand for English "bubbly" has resulted in UK wine production almost doubling in the past year to four million bottles, with more small wineries getting in on the act.
Retired solicitor and farmer Charles Humphreys, 73, owns Hazel En...
I couldn't resist this story in the NZ Herald today, which reports that "harvesting wine grapes as late as possible can add to the sexiness of the vintage".
Well hung is not a term you may think immediately applicable to wine, but on a recent foray into some local vineyards, these words wer...
The Australian wine community is on a mission to generate thousands of dollars for victims of the earthquake and tsunami which devastated Japan several weeks ago.
Wine Australia has come up with a fundraising campaign after taking inspiration from renowned wine writer Tyson Stelzer, who raised ...
This group is for movie lovers. Let us know if you've seen any good movies lately (and warn us if you've seen a lousy ones). It doesn't need to be on the big screen: you may have watched it at home on DVD.
And as this is a wine site, why not tell us what you drank while you were watching the film? We could start the first wine-pairing guide for movies!
Whenever I drink red wine, they often talk about French and American oak on the back of the bottle. Is there a reason they only use oak from these two countries? Do the French and American oaks lend different flavours to the wine? And if they do, which produces the vanilla flavour I enjoy so much?