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The Vincast Episode 041 - Josh Elias from Alquimie


Passion was the driving force behind Josh Elias and his desire to breathe new life into drinks with Alquimie Magazine. Much of this was due to the fact that his family have no background in wine, deciding to pursue a career in the industry rather than follow one in law which he has a degree in, or in textiles which is the family business. 103 more words


The Vincast Episode 035 - Peter Scudamore-Smith MW


Peter Scudamore-Smith was Australia’s second ever Master of Wine, the most illustrious title and qualification one can receive in the wine industry. He has led a fascinating life of wine, and he joined me on the first episode of 2015 to discuss his origins in wine, working in both Australian and European wine markets, and how his love of Italy and France has led him to take tours there as part of his business… 35 more words


A Master Wine Tasting

On the 13. November I was invited to join a very special wine tasting at the Esterházy Palace. This is a baroque palace situated in Burgenland, already next to boarder between Austria and Hungary, and it belongs to a very special and prominent family called, as you may assume, Esterhazy. 566 more words

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Christmas Wine Fair at MacGuinness Wine Merchants this weekend

Alan MacGuinness of MacGuinness Wine Merchants in Williamson’s Mall will host a Christmas Wine Fair this Friday and Saturday from 2pm to 6.30pm daily.

Special guests over the course of the weekend will include wine specialist Richard Verling on Friday and master of wine Martin Moran on Saturday. 32 more words

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Pinot Noir Tasting with The New Zealand Cellar

At the risk of sounding like I have a drinking problem, I’ll admit that I love wine. I love a cold glass of goodness at the end of a painful work day, that bottle you savour during a lazy Sunday afternoon, or those mixed and matched bottles that you go through when you have a bunch of friends round. 723 more words

Eating Out

MW scribbles no 1: deep breath.

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”– Harper Lee

I cling to that quote as I set about this educational journey which parallels no other that I have attempted to this point– even my M.A. 571 more words

Bunghole: The Original Definition

My good friends and wine enthusiasts, Rick and Lisa, were over for dinner a while back. We sat on stools around the kitchen table. When I worked for… 643 more words

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