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McLaren Vale Shiraz: A Shining Light or Boring as Sin?
McLaren Vale Shiraz: A Shining Light or Boring as Sin?

By Anthony Neilson on Jul 25, 2017

Anthony shares his thought's on the region

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McLaren Vale's top picnic spots
McLaren Vale's top picnic spots

By Matt Anderson on Apr 19, 2017

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 Pa...

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How to sound like a wine expert in less than 5 minutes

By Matt Anderson on Sep 28, 2020

It doesn't have to be as hard as you think, let us give you the low down.

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Terms to describe the appearance of wine

By Matt Anderson on Jun 29, 2017

Who ever said tasting wine was hard?

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A simple explanation of how wine is made

By Matt Anderson on May 17, 2017

Fermentation is the key. Under the action of yeast, many sugars can be fermented into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Apple juice can be transformed into cider. Malted cereals can become beer. Even leftover jam ...

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Anna's jalapeños poppers

By Anthony Neilson on May 10, 2017

Ingredients One tub of spreadable Philadelphia cheese A handful of Spring onions One teaspoon of paprika A handful of chives 30 x Jalapeños 10 x slices of Prosciutto Method Cut the jalapeños in half and d...

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The History of the Horndale Winery & Distillery

By Matt Anderson on May 04, 2017

The Horndale  Distillery Company has its headquarters in the Happy Valley district, about 22 kilometers south of Adelaide. The old building, clinging to the hillside like a medieval castle, was started in 18...

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How to Pickle Vegetables

By Matt Anderson on May 03, 2017

This quick method of pickling is great for extending the life of those veggies sitting in your crisper and best of all, it can be applied to almost every type of vegetable. To prepare your vegetables for pic...

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Raspberry Jam Recipe

By Matt Anderson on May 01, 2017

Ingredients 3kg rasberries 3kg white sugar Juice from 1/2 a lemon Method Wash and sterilise jars and lids. Place rasberries in a saucepan and stir through sugar. Leave for 1-2 hours while sugar sof...

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McLaren Vale's Farmers Markets

By Matt Anderson on Apr 26, 2017

The Vale Market - public holiday weekends. Willunga Artisan Markets - second saturday of the month. McLaren Vale Healers Market - third Sunday of every month. Moana Market - second Sunday of every month...

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The best wine podcasts you should be listening too

By Matt Anderson on Apr 24, 2017

For those of you who don't know what a podcast is, essentially its a digital audio file made available on the internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player. Episodes are typically released ...

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Packing the perfect picnic basket

By Matt Anderson on Apr 22, 2017

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 spo...

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Adelaide Advertiser - Tony Love

By MAAN Wines on Apr 21, 2017

The grenache variety often finds itself in this familiar blend with companions shiraz and mourvedre (aka mataro), here 50 per cent of the leading grape showing bush/forest/mushroom-like fragrance followed by darker berry notes from the shiraz and some core muscle tone via the mourvedre. It’s robust and rustic and works a treat around a menu of barbecued meats. Great value.

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