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Packing the perfect picnic basket

Packing the perfect picnic basket

Here is an essential list of items required for the ultimate local picnic, and the McLaren Vale producer of the fine ingredients: Olives - Coriole Smoked almonds - Port Willunga Fine Foods Wine - you're spoilt for choice in McLaren...

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McLaren Vale's top picnic spots

McLaren Vale's top picnic spots

Port Willunga Beach has a gazebo adjacent to the carpark is a great spot to take in the view, particularly in winter as it offers shelter, or sit on the sand and soak up the sun in the summer. Thalassa...

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Judy's crowd pleasing ice cream recipe

Judy's crowd pleasing ice cream recipe

Choose your favourite icecream (vanilla maybe best) Leave to soften/melt in a bigger bowl - don't let it get too runny Chop your favourite lollies/chocolate bars - crunchies, Smarties, Strawberry Freddos, Caramello Koalas, Picnics... whatever you like really (as long...

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Average Alcohol Strengths

Average Alcohol Strengths

5-7% Moscato and sweeter style wines 7-9% Sweeter Rieslings 9-12% Some white wines like Semillon and light reds like Gamay 12-13% Champagne and other sparkling wines, as well as an increasing proportion of still wines 13-15% The vast majority of...

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Pork loin with apple glaze and wedges

Pork loin with apple glaze and wedges

Ingredients 1 teaspoon aniseed 135g of apple sauce 2 tablespoons of soft brown sugar 1.5kg of boned pork loin with the skin on 2 teaspoons of oil 4 large potatoes, each cut into wedges 2 tablespoons of olive oil 2...

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MAAN Wines

Wine tasting terms and their meanings

These terms are used by some professionals which help to describe the layers and structure of a wine. Aroma - what you smell; flavour and aroma are in practical terms indistinguishable because you can only sense flavour as a vapour...

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