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Alquimie’s alchemy is no more.

‘The context in which we drink is as important as what we drink.’ – Josh Elias. Four years was far too short a lifetime for such an ambitious, far-sighted, quality drinks publication as Alquimie  which recently announced sotto voce that its 8th edition, second quarter 2017 was its last. The perfect amalgam Though the […]

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A NOSE FOR OLD WINE BOOKS Looking forward to giving a talk as part of Melbourne Rare Book Week 2017 2.00 pm Saturday 1st July at Armadale Cellars 813-817 High St Armadale. Admission is free. To book visit The early 1960s saw the emergence of table wine and the genesis of Australia’s modern wine industry. […]

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Queen turns winemaker!

Queen turns winemaker, producing 3,000 bottles of fizz from her Windsor Great Park estate The Queen has latched onto the English sparkling wine craze by producing 3,000 bottles from vines grown on her estate – and they were soon snapped up. The industry is booming with the tipple becoming so popular that the UK is currently shipping […]

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