Category Archives: Wine

Barossa Valley visit: the wines

Virtually all of the alcohol that Maggie and I imbibe comes from wine; the occasional exceptions are our homemade limoncello and, for Maggie, a gin & tonic in summer. We like wine, both as a companion to food and, depending on … Continue reading

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Barossa Valley visit: heart of the region

Although the morning wind was chilly, the forecast for our last full day in the Barossa Valley promised the mildest weather of our visit. On the first two days, we had explored all the outer districts of the region; on … Continue reading

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Barossa Valley visit: Williamstown and Magill Estate

After a pleasant evening and a comfortable night’s sleep, we woke to the prospect of a warmer day, with less wind-chill factor. We took our breakfast in the resort’s restaurant, seated by the window with a grand view across the … Continue reading

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Barossa Valley visit: from Henschke to Seppeltsfield

This is the first in a short series of posts about our recent visit to the Barossa Valley, Australia’s most famous wine region. We had identified the Barossa as somewhere we would like to explore together one day. Maggie had … Continue reading

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NE Victoria: food & wine

A leading commentator on televised matches of Australian Rules football is renowned for his quick-witted quips and puns as much as for his football knowledge. Possibly the best known of the terms he has coined is “centimetre-perfect”, which is used … Continue reading

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Long-distance travel plans

Don’t you enjoy that feeling of the uplifted spirit that you experience when you have booked and confirmed the last of your flights and tours for an overseas trip? You know, the one that is closely followed by “Thank God … Continue reading

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Best meals in Côte d’Or: Chez Jeannette

The day of our move from Beaune to Dijon was May the 1st, May Day, also Labour Day  and therefore a public holiday in France. After breakfast, we headed north, leaving the main highway at Clos de Vougeot to rejoin the … Continue reading

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