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The Young Guns of Wine – Part 1

Since 2007, the Young Guns of Wine Awards (younggunsofwine.com) has highlighted some impressive winemakers coming through the ranks. If you follow this column, you will have seen me mention some of them in the past. This article is part one of a five part series about these so-called ‘young guns’. Franco d’Anna (Hoddles Creek) If […]

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Choc Coconut Slice

Due to the cost and fluctuating availability of Medjool dates, I made this recipe using dried dates, which are also natural but much cheaper, and as an added bonus they’re already pitted for you. Due to the economical value of dried dates, they’re also especially good for use in big batch cooking. When it comes […]

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Little Jack Horner, Sat On The Corner

What does a little English boy sitting in a corner, messily eating a Christmas pie and partaking in a bit of self-aggrandisement have to do with a hip, new bar/restaurant in Coogee, right off the beach? Apart from a bit of rhyming slang, absolutely nothing, and thank goodness for that. Little Jack Horner is so […]

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Viognier – A Very Versatile Grape

Viognier (vee-ohn-yay) is a very versatile grape. It pops up in a lot of interesting wines, yet not many people drink much of it. Viognier is a white grape. Its hallmark flavour as a white wine is a subtle apricot. Depending on how it is made, it can be aged for a few years and […]

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Raw Cacao Workout Bar

I know there are a lot of ‘healthy’ chocolate bars out there these days, but let’s face it, they’re bloody expensive. These babies, on the other hand, don’t only provide long-lasting energy, they’re tasty as all hell and they and they won’t breqk the bank. This recipe is dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free and fruit-free, with no […]

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Make a Stop at the Traditional Chip Shop

Step 1: Stand in queue. Step 2: Order Step 3: Wait. Step 4: Pick up. Step 5: Enjoy. I think I can describe my experience at the Traditional Chip Shop on a Friday evening with the above five steps, because the process to get the food is almost as enjoyable as actually eating it in […]

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A Trip To Tulloch Wines

Tulloch started when John Younie Tulloch obtained some land in Pokolbin as settlement of a debt. The land contained some old neglected Shiraz vines and the first wines were made from these in 1895. John built the company up and passed it to his son, Hector, in 1940. Shortly after Hector died in 1965, the […]

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Gluten Free Christmas Panforte

Traditionally Panforte is filled with dried figs and roasted nuts, and set in a rich, chewy, toffee-like caramel. It’s a Christmas treat to die for and this gluten-free version is no exception. I’ve tweaked the classic recipe, replacing wheat flour with coconut flour, cane sugar with coconut sugar, honey with rice malt syrup and icing […]

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A Weekend At Burnie’s

Sometimes you want to sit in a real chair, not on a milk crate. Sometimes graffiti is not your cup of tea, but a gallery in Copenhagen would be. If you happen to find yourself on residential Burnie Street in Clovelly one afternoon and want a taste of Europe to accompany your coffee or eggs […]

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The Clare Valley – More Than Just Riesling

The Clare Valley is famous for Riesling, but the reds are also something to behold, especially the Shirazes. It’s well worth a visit, and you can rent a bike and ride along what used to be an old rail line between wineries (The Riesling Trail). It’s really scenic and, more importantly, pretty flat. Below are […]

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