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Wine Enthusiast's Christina Pickard Interviews Kate

Through much perseverance, Kate Goodman, a former biomedical science student, rose from cellar hand at some of Australia’s most iconic wineries to owner of her own label. She’s also chief winemaker of Penley Estate in Coonawarra, South Australia, a brand she turned around in just three years.Today, Goodman commutes regularly between her home in McLaren Vale to Coonawarra and the Yarra Valley, Victoria, where she crafts wine under her Nikkal Wines brand.She is also a mother, recent breast cancer survivor and a consultant for myriad wineries around the globe.Through it all, she has remained an all-around tireless and talented professional, honored as...

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A little Wine Village in Belgium

A little Wine Village in Belgium

It had been three long years since we last showcased our wine at the Global Wineries’ Wine Village event. So as we sit in the airport, sipping on our Bloody Mary’s, we feel pretty psyched to begin rekindling a special and long-lasting relationship.The Wine Village has been running annually for 15 years and has grown each year tremendously to now showcase over 90 producers. The warehouse, flooded with high spirits, laughter and conversation, was set up cosily to fit everyone in just right. Three days of glowing, wide eyes for our labels, gasps and giggles when pouring our sparkling red and...

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Penley On Tour: TAIWAN

Penley On Tour: TAIWAN

Michael, Kath & I recently travelled to Taiwan to meet with our distributors - Allen Wine. Here’s a few highlights - just a little taste of the time we spent in the capital of Taipei.We met with our lovely host June Chen for lunch - xia long bao (soup dumplings) at the famous Din Tai Fung. A quick tour of some wine shops to get a broad picture of the Taiwan wine market and a tourist stop at the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall for a little culture. Our first event was a small dinner, held at an Argentinian restaurant in...

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Winter Recipe By Karena Armstrong

Winter Recipe By Karena Armstrong

Slow Braised Lamb, Butter Beans, Roasted Cauliflower, Green Olives, Almonds & FetaYou may have heard of a little joint on the corner of Main and McMurtrie Rd in McLaren Vale called the Salopian Inn. The food is to die for! We managed to get a hold of the legend herself behind these marvellous creations to put together a recipe for you to experience a little bit of the Salopian at home!Serves 4 adultsIn the morning:Ingredients100ml extra virgin olive oilSea salt and black pepper300-400g lamb shoulder chops (approximately 2)1 large onion5 cloves garlic1 tsp ground cumin1 tsp ground coriander1 tsp smoked paprika400g...

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