109, 2017

Family matters: Newcastle Herald columnist Jeff Corbet discusses Maginnity

September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Excerpt from The Secrets Of Happy Caravanning, AUGUST 28 2017 "The Tumblong Hills 2016 Maginnity Tumbarumba Chardonnay is so named in honour of police sergeant David Maginnity, who at age 40 was shot dead by the bushranger Mad Dog Morgan in June 1864. David Maginnity was my great great grandfather, who was returning to Tumbarumba from a 20-mile trip on horseback when he encountered Morgan." Read full article>>

1108, 2017

Nebbiolo: the fuss and the fog

August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

If you haven’t heard of it already, the Piedmont region in northern Italy is known for producing some of Italy’s finest wines, including Barbera. But in the small towns of Barolo and Barbaresco something quite unique is produced – and today it’s fetching Burgundy and Bordeaux-like prices. So move over Tuscany and even France, because the picturesque Italian region is home to a spectacular variety – Nebbiolo (neb-e-oh-low). It’s the moody, [...]

2407, 2017

You beaut Barbera is bellissimo!

July 24th, 2017|0 Comments

When a friend casually messages, “I picked up a nice young Barbera on the road to Gundagai the other day.” It might mean one of two things. That is because Barbera (pronounced Bar-BEH-rah) is a very different story than say, Sharon’s best friend Babs. Either way, it’s probably best to assume the former was the case and reply with a smiley face and red wine emoji, then pour yourself a glass… [...]