Where To Eat in the Hunter Valley

Where To Eat in the Hunter Valley Alongside icons like Tyrrell’s Vat 1 and Lake’s Folly Cabernets, the offering from Australia’s oldest wine region has expanded to include some exciting new wines from young gun winemakers – many of them second-generation vignerons. Explore the Hunter Valley on my small group, all-inclusive Food & Wine Weekend! […]

Top 5 Marco de Jerez

Top 5Marco de Jerez For over 50 years, in order to be classified as Sherry a wine produced in Jerez had to be fortified with neutral grape spirit to raise its alcohol level to at least 15%. Originally though not all Sherry was fortified, some made it to the requisite strength of 15% simply from […]

Top 5 Jura (regional guide)

One of the less visited areas of France, Jura is a diverse landscape of plains, vineyard-clad hills and the rugged Jura Mountains, which it shares with neighbouring Switzerland. There’s some spectacular scenery and delicious food, but most exciting of all is the unique vin jaune (‘yellow wine’) that has made this region famous among oenophiles […]

Top 5 Barossa (regional guide)

Top 5 Barossa (regional guide) Australian wine areas don’t get much more iconic than the Barossa. Without getting into too much detail, the Barossa ‘wine zone’ is divided into two official ‘wine regions’: the cooler, higher Eden Valley in the east and the warmer Barossa Valley in the west; plus a small stretch further west […]

Top 5 Adelaide Hills (regional guide)

Adelaideans, do you know how blessed you are? Just 20 minutes from your city centre, you start climbing into one of the most beautiful parts of Australia. I love the Adelaide Hills, especially when they’re bursting with spring blossoms or glowing with autumn leaves. A drive through the Hills is a joy in itself – […]

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