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Aussie wine’s night of nights – Langton’s Classification

May 22, 2014


By Tim Ashdown (@TimothyAshdown) WORD GOT AROUND Adelaide’s National Wine Centre early on. Grab your glass and head to the far left corner of the room – before they run out. More on what was there in a moment. This was the Langton’s tasting, a feature event at Tasting Australia 2014, and there was no time […]

Joel Salatin – the lunatic farmer

May 1, 2014


By Tim Ashdown
 (@TimothyAshdown) IN 2010 JOEL SALATIN wrote a book called ‘The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer’. Talk about a great title, but what does it mean? “I’ve embraced the notion of being a lunatic farmer for a long time because very little I do adheres to farming orthodoxy,” says Joel, who […]

Going wild for gin

April 9, 2014


By Tim Ashdown (@TimothyAshdown) AT SOME POINT gin developed a reputation. “It had been relegated to an old lady’s drink, mostly because vodka had taken over,” says Jon from Kangaroo Island Spirits. And then something big happened. “When Bombay Sapphire introduced their blue bottle, that was the beginning of the new premium gins,” says Jon. […]

Paul Henry chats about Tasting Australia

March 20, 2014


Robin Thicke’s mega hit ‘Blurred Lines’ could easily serve as the theme song for Tasting Australia in 2014. Wine expert and Tasting Australia Creative Director Paul Henry might not approve of the song choice, but it definitely sums up his approach. “We’re really trying to break down the barrier between a wine event and a […]

A taste of Latin America in Adelaide

November 20, 2013


By Tim Ashdown. Today on the chat show blog we get to know the dynamic duo behind one of Adelaide’s fun new eating spots. Some time in my early 20s I mentioned that I wanted to visit Venezuela. It seemed like a good place to find some adventure and, of course, I never went. I’m […]