Wine land

If drinking wine was a sport, I would be a gold medallist. I am very, very good at it. That’s why I feel a deep yearning to go to wine mecca. In the same way marathon runners line up to get to Hawaii, wine lovers dream of South Australia. I have been to the Barossa and guzzled ballsy, old vine […]

Winey wine wine


The kind folk at Stoneleigh sent me some of their new season Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris to try. As you have probably guessed, I love wine. At any given time, my blood is between 5 and 50 per cent wine. I’m a travel and events journalist; it comes with the territory. But here’s the […]

Meet the Qwoff Boys, two of my favourite wine nerds …


I would like to introduce you to two lads who love wine – Andre and Justin, the founders of Qwoff, Australia’s largest social wine review site. Self-confessed ‘Scruffy Gen X Winegeeks’, the boys have grown Qwoff into a community of close to 20,000 winelovers and are in the process of making a show called ‘Road […]

Two Hands Wines Cellar Door, Barossa Valley


Is there anything better than a sunny day spent tasting wine at a cellar door in some peaceful corner of the countryside? I don’t think so. Lately I have had the very good fortune of doing a bit of this; leaning against a tasting bench, swishing and sniffing. Let’s just say that I am not […]