Seasonal menus – Doot Doot Doot

I do wonder if the designers of Willow Creek's metamorphosis have ever seen Donnie Darko. This fairly recent incarnation of one of the oldest wineries on the Mornington Peninsula has the Jackalope as its mascot - a peculiar, antlered bunny with more than it's share of the dark side. I suppose it's a Wyoming drop... Continue Reading →

Falling into a qvevri in Georgia

I first heard about qvevri in about 1999. I was sitting next to a young winemaker at a Jacobs Creek premium wine launch, just returned from an educational sojourn in Georgia. All I remember of the story was that he was fairly impressed with the winemaking, but had lived in something about as fancy as... Continue Reading →

Visiting wine regions – Champagne

Although Champagne is one of the most well known wines in the world, visiting the region is not as simple as many would expect. It’s an appellation we hear so much about, a wine thoroughly infused with wealth, beauty and romance, but the area does not always reflect this in reality. Weather is often dreary,... Continue Reading →

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