How Climate Affects Wine


Climate has played an important role for vignerons throughout the history of winemaking. In this article, David Hook discusses the differences between warm and cool climate regions and how these are expressed through wine, using his two new special release Pinot Noirs as examples.

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Best Places to Stay and Eat in The Hunter Valley


The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine region, and a host of contemporary restaurants and luxurious new accommodation options mean you can explore this iconic NSW wine-country in style. Here is our guide to the best places to stay and eat on your next getaway to wine country.

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All About Nebbiolo


What is Nebbiolo? Nebbiolo is one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished grape varieties. It has been described as Italy’s most revered wine grape, is responsible for some of their finest wines – Barolo and Barbaresco. Wines made from the Nebbiolo grape can be profoundly complex and hauntingly beautiful. Nebbiolo is referred to as […]

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Sicilian Sardine Recipe


Ingredients 1 large red onion, thinly sliced 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp sugar Juice of 1/2 lemon 12 sardines, cleaned, butterflied 1 tbs olive oil white pepper Baby rocket and shaved parmesan, to serve   Dressing 2 tbs red wine vinegar ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil 3 tbs toasted pine nuts 2 […]

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