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Maxwell Wines in South Australia’s McLaren Vale

10/08/2015 | By

A winery, a meadery, a fab restaurant, a maze & a secret limestone cave. ALL the reasons to visit Maxwell Wines in South Australia’s McLaren Vale.

Maxwell Wines, McLaren Vale

The view from Maxwell Wines, McLaren Vale.

Maybe it’s because of the time of the year, but I’ve been on something of a mushroom binge over the last month or two.

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Historic Seppeltsfield- A New Lease on Life

05/01/2015 | By

Seppeltsfield

We are now heading into serious wines season here in South Australia, with an extensive list of wine and food festivals poised to begin and summer holidays providing all the excuse many of us need to sample the splendid fruits of our local winemakers. 

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Hill of Grace Restaurant Launch

08/09/2014 | By

There’s no doubt about it – there are some days when I feel that perhaps the gods are smiling on me. Certainly, the day I opened the post and found my invitation to the launch of Adelaide’s Hill of Grace Restaurant was one of those days.

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Mushroom Mania 2014, Vino Ristorante & Roasted Mushroom & Cauliflower Soup!

18/07/2014 | By

July is one of my favourite months. I enjoy the cooler weather, the dark rainy days give me the perfect excuse to hunker down in front of the fire with a book and it’s also Mushroom Mania month.

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The Salopian Inn – Giving Gin Palaces a Good Name!

11/07/2014 | By

When once asked about her longevity, that splendid woman Julia Child attributed it to “red meat and gin”. When it came to gastronomy old Julia wasn’t wrong about much and I’m happy to take my guidance from her in these things, particularly in the case of a good drop of gin.

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Restaurant Australia’s Adelaide Launch at Orana

02/06/2014 | By

Writing is a very solitary pastime, often conducted by me in pj’s and slippers, with lunch breaks generally consisting of toasted sandwiches and cups of tea. Unsurprisingly then, when I was invited to the Adelaide launch of Tourism Australia’s new Restaurant Australia initiative at Jock Zonfrillo’s Restaurant Orana, I jumped at it!

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