When the three of us arrived to pick up Mark 1, we were excited and eager to be on our way to the adventure ahead, only to find him ...
Each year, on the 14th of February we celebrate Valentine’s Day and each year we are challenged to find that ‘just-right’ way to say I love you to that certain ‘special’ someone in our lives. Many say it with flowers, some prefer chocolates, others a romantic dinner in a favourite restaurant, perhaps some perfume, lingerie […]
Pais is an oft forgotten but still widely planted red grape variety of Chile, once the most planted variety in the country it only relatively recently gave up that mantle to Cabernet Sauvignon. Whilst varieties like the aforementioned Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc and Carmenere have brought international fame and fortune to Chile, the Pais grape has […]
Rebirth of a Wine Region The Yarra Valley wine region is made up of two distinct areas, the valley floor and the Upper Yarra. Soils and micro-climates vary a great deal from mostly mountain derived loams on the valley floor to red volcanic based soils in the upper valley. Vineyards sites can range from […]
Obituary: Sydney Morning Herald, 24 February 1931 (extract) Dame Nellie Melba, famous for more than 40 years as the greatest singer of the lyric stage of her generation, and as one of the most distinguished of Australians, died yesterday at 4.40 p.m. at St. Vincent’s private hospital, Sydney, where she had been a patient […]