Interesting article by a guest writer for the WCA.

Radio Interview: WCA SA Legend of the Vine Jane Ferrari

2023-10-23T10:38:33+10:3023 October 2023|Blog, News|

South Australia's Jane Ferrari has made a significant contribution to selling the story of South Australian wine to the world. So much so she was recently bestowed the title "2023 Legend of the Vine SA" at the WCA Royal Adelaide Wine and Spirits Show Trophy Winners Lunch. Jane's career spans many years in wine and communications, including 25 years at Yalumba Wines, as well as time spent at both Wolf

Blog: Grapes For Good

2023-05-24T17:25:03+09:3024 May 2023|Blog, News|

  If we personified the South Australian GI as a family, Langhorne Creek would be the middle child – a consistent high achiever, rarely acknowledged. Despite a recent Jimmy Watson, mum and dad still reminisce about their eldest’s win two years prior. People commend modesty but where does it get you? How does the saying go… Always the bridesmaid never the bride? Before losing hope, remember one word. Camilla. The

Blog: Adelaide Hills – 25 Years

2023-04-24T12:14:46+09:3024 April 2023|Blog, News|

Can you recall your life at 25? In popular psychology, 25 is typically the time one experiences a quarter life crisis – by definition "a period of insecurity, doubt and disappointment surrounding your career, relationships and financial situation". For some it is the transition period from university to full-time employment. That awkward limbo between ambition and entry level reality. Time spent reminiscing on a fun former self, a uni timetable

Blog: All Hail – McLaren Vale – Wassail

2023-04-07T10:23:45+09:303 April 2023|Blog, News|

The 49th Bushing Lunch was coronation of the new McLaren Vale Monarchs Malcolm and Richard Leask of Hither & Yon. For those, like myself, who have never experienced ‘a Bushing’ – the inspiration comes from medieval times when tavern owners would celebrate the arrival of new vintage wines by hanging ivy bushes above their venue doors. The region substituted ivy for olive branches, in a tradition that spans back to

Blog: WISA Wine Industry Impact Awards

2023-04-13T14:34:40+09:3010 January 2023|Blog, News|

Each year, there is a media catchword. Unprecedented times (remember them?). Teal. Sustainability. The latter  has expanded beyond Murdoch’s headlines to find itself the new category of WISA’s (Wine Industry Suppliers Association) Industry Awards, a glamourous affair comprising over 400 wine industry stakeholders at Adelaide Oval. It appears the wine industry is not just red and white… it is green. Over the years I have attended my fair share of

Blog: Pairing food and wine – The longstanding human love affair

2022-05-20T08:32:30+09:3020 May 2022|Blog, News|

  She’s one of South Australia's culinary icons. She's as vibrant in person as she is accomplished in the kitchen. She's worked under Alla Wolfe-Tasker at Daylesford's Lake House, partnered up with Karen Martini at The Melbourne Wine Room, worked beachside at Bondi's Icebergs and felt the heat of Kylie Kwong's kitchen, Billy Kwong. She’s currently co-owner and chef at one of McLaren Vale’s most iconic restaurants, The Salopian Inn. And

Up-and-comers of Coonawarra

2022-03-22T10:47:34+10:3022 March 2022|Blog, News|

It’s question time… What do you get when you introduce four of Coonawarra’s up-and-coming winemakers—dressed in vintage attire—to a visiting writer in the dining room of Yallum Park, John Riddoch’s 1870s built Victorian Homestead, complete in its grandeur with William Morris wallpaper, 15-foot ceilings and Italian marble fireplaces? Well, you get quite the paradox not to mention an incredibly entertaining night! But, you also get the opportunity to discover just

‘Coming into his Own’ by 2021 WCA Wine Media Cadet

2022-01-21T17:15:41+10:3015 October 2021|Blog, News|

I had the pleasure of sitting down for a one on one with Alpha Box and Dice head winemaker Sam Berketa, to discuss his recent win. I’m rather fortunate in that I get to chat with Sam pretty frequently these days, but profiling him for this piece was a rare opportunity to really interrogate him! And I’m sure glad I did. We’re here to discuss Sam’s recent Young Gun of

Penfolds and Grange: The View from the Top

2021-02-22T12:23:24+10:3016 February 2021|Blog, News|

Story by Lachlan Aird - 2020 WCA Wine Media Cadet      I tend to actively avoid the word ‘iconic’ as it seems like a somewhat crass descriptor for most wines. However, for truly iconic wines, what other word applies? When tasked with the assignment to write about an iconic wine from Adelaide, South Australia, there seemed to be little contest. Penfolds Grange was the obvious choice. As I sit

Giving And Sharing: South Australian Holidays In The Regions

2020-12-10T14:20:03+10:3010 December 2020|Blog, News|

Story by Lachlan Aird - 2020 WCA Wine Media Cadet   Every family has their own special festive traditions. Whether on purpose or not, there’s a set of rituals that may seem so normal and ordinary to us, but would be incredibly perplexing to outsiders looking in. While there’s a distinct image of an ‘Aussie Christmas’, of sunny outdoor Christmas lunches with fresh seafood, baked hams and pavlova, in Adelaide,


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