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Wingara Wine Group La La Land Malbec & Tempranillo 2013 & Howard Pinot Gris 2013 Wines Reviewed : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 263

Our Wine Connoisseur tastes a Wingara Wine Group La La Land Malbec 2013 with its plump dark-fruit flavours and a Howard Pinot Gris 2013 with its flavour intensity and perfect acid development.  Read More ...

 

Onion Soup Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Onion Soup Recipe

Serve your Onion Soup hot, garnished with chopped parsley and with bread basket full of lightly toasted crunchy Ciabatta bread. Consider buttering the bread lavishly. Read More ...

 

Signature Wines Reserve Barossa Valley Shiraz 2009 Wine & Australian Wine Vintages 2015 Edition Guide Reviewed : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 262

Our Wine Aficionado reviews a Signature Wines Reserve Barossa Valley Shiraz 2009 Wine and flicks through the pages of the 2015 Edition of Australian Wine Vintages.  Read More ...

 

Fish Casserole Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Fish Casserole Recipe

Such an easy dish to prepare. Purchase the ingredients fresh on the way home from work and within the hour your Fish Casserole is ready to serve. Read More ...

 

Mistletoe Wines Home Vineyard Semillon 2013 & For Something Different - Duff Beer Reviewed : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 261

This week our Wine Enthusiast samples a Mistletoe Wines Home Vineyard Semillon 2013 which has wonderful lemony grapefruit flavours and, for something different, a Homer Simpson favourite, Duff Beer.  Read More ...

 

Eggs Florentine Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Eggs Florentine Recipe

Wake to an easy and quick to prepare, and always popular, Sunday morning Eggs Florentine breakfast. Serve straight from the oven sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese. Read More ...

 

Rosemount MV GSM (Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre blend) 2012 & Cherry Tree Hill CMS (Cabernet, Merlot & Sauvignon Blanc blend) 2011 Wines Reviewed : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 260

Our Wine Connoisseur samples a GSM (Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre blend) 2012 which is ideal with game dishes and a CMS (Cabernet, Merlot & Sauvignon Blanc blend) 2011 which goes down well with any curry infused dish.  Read More ...

 

Lamb Curry Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Lamb Curry Recipe

Serve your Lamb Curry hot on a bed of steaming white rice garnished with lemon wedges and mint leaves. Enjoy your taste of India with a glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc. Read More ...

 

Angus The Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 & Rosso Antico Dessert Wine Wines Reviewed : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 259

This week Our Wine Reviewer looks at an Angus the Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 with its rich dark chocolate and vanillin smoky aromas and a Rosso Antico Dessert Wine, a base for a range of cocktails.  Read More ...

 

Prawns Bordelaise Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Prawns Bordelaise Recipe

Serve your Prawns Bordelaise dish garnished with chopped parsley on a bed of boiled rice. Something different and easy to prepare for your next dinner get together. Read More ...

 

Freixenet Azahara Pinot Grigio 2013 & Toolangi Dixon’s Creek Shiraz 2010 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 258

Our resident Wine Writer this week samples a Freixenet Azahara Pinot Grigio 2013 which, he says, goes down well with barbecued white fish fillets and a Toolangi Dixon’s Creek Shiraz 2010 great with roast leg of lamb.  Read More ...

 

Baked Scallops Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Baked Scallops Recipe

Serve your Baked Scallops hot on their shells sprinkled with finely chopped parsley as an entreé to your main course of fish and steamed vegetables. Enjoy the contrasting flavours. Read More ...

 

Best’s Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz 2012 & Howard Vineyard Picnic Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 257

Our Wine Reviewer suggests a roasted shoulder of lamb with a Best’s Great Western Bin 0 Shiraz 2012 and cold chicken or other white meats with a Howard Vineyard Picnic Sauvignon Blanc 2013.  Read More ...

 

Spinach & Oyster Soup Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Spinach & Oyster Soup Recipe

Serve up our Spinach & Oyster Soup garnished with chopped chives on a cold winters day as lunch or as an entreé to your main course dinner with chunky slabs of crusty bread. This soup is akin to a traditional Chowder. Read More ...

 

Abel’s Tempest Chardonnay 2012 & Rosemount’s Diamond Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 256

Our Wine Connoisseur samples an Abel’s Tempest Chardonnay 2012 which can be enjoyed with a variety of seafoods and a Rosemount’s Diamond Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 can be savoured with a good steak.  Read More ...

 

Spicy Veal Rolls Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Spicy Veal Rolls Recipe

Serve your Spicy Veal Rolls up hot with a side dishes of thinly sliced roast potatoes and pumpkin and a tossed mixed salad. Read More ...

 

Andrew Margan Limited Release White Label Semillon 2013 & Peter Logan Apple Tree Flat’s Shiraz 2012 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 255

Our Wine Buff samples a lemony flavoured Andrew Margan Limited Release White Label Semillon 2013 and a dark berry fruit flavoured Peter Logan Apple Tree Flat’s Shiraz 2012.  Read More ...

 

Chicken Tandoori Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Chicken Tandoori Recipe

Serve this traditional Indian dish hot on a plate in a bed of tossed sliced celery, cucumber and green pepper. Experience the taste and flavours of India in your own kitchen. Read More ...

 

McGuigan The Philosophy Claret 2010 & Rymill’s Coonawarra gt (Gewurztraminer) 2013 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 254

Our Wine Connoisseur tastes a McGuigan The Philosophy Claret 2010 with its blueberry fruit flavours and a Rymill’s Coonawarra gt (Gewurztraminer) 2013 with it's palate of juicy pink guava, papaya and lychees.  Read More ...

 

Carrot Soup Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Carrot Soup Recipe

This easy to make Carrot Soup is a perfect winter dish, and it's so quick to make. Serve it with a sprig of parsley floating on top surrounded with croutons or maybe with some thick slices of buttered Ciabatta bread for dipping. Read More ...

 

Carpene Malvolti’s Prosecco 1868 Extra Dry & Logan Weemala Shiraz Viognier 2012 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 253

Our Wine Reviewer samples a Carpene Malvolti’s Prosecco 1868 Extra Dry, try it with an octopus and potato salad and a Logan Weemala Shiraz Viognier, with a winter's steak and kidney pie.  Read More ...

 

Ground Beef With Yoghurt Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Ground Beef With Yoghurt Recipe

Our Ground Beef with Yoghurt recipe is so easy to make and has a flavour you won't forget in a hurry. Serve it hot on a bed of small shell pasta. Read More ...

 

Chandon Les Trois (“The Three”) Rosé & 2010 Yelverton Reserve Cabernet 2009 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 252

Our Wine Reviewer this week samples a Chandon Les Trois Rosé 2010, great for your next party and a Yelverton Reserve Cabernet 2009 which goes down extremely well with a rosemary-infused lamb roast.   Read More ...

 

Chicken & Cheese Casserole Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Chicken & Cheese Casserole Recipe

Now that the cold winter nights are upon us there's nothing better than a hot Casserole to keep away the chills. Our Chicken & Cheese Casserole dish is easy to make and will warm the cockles of your heart. Read More ...

 

Brothers in Arms Side By Side Malbec 2012 & Lerida Estate Chardonnay 2012 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 251

Our Wine Reviewer sampled a Brothers in Arms Side By Side Malbec 2012 which is recommended with char-grilled meats and a Lerida Estate Chardonnay 2012 goes wonderfully with pan-fried pork spare ribs.   Read More ...

 

Stuff Tomatoes With Mince Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Stuff Tomatoes With Mince Recipe

Serve your Stuffed Tomatoes with Mince topped with a couple of sprigs of parsley and surrounded by steamed long green beans and baked baby potatoes. An easy to prepare cold evening meal. Read More ...

 

Cherry Tree Hill Diana 2011 & Chandon Heathcote Shiraz 2012 Wines Reviewed : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 250

Our Wine Connoisseur samples a Cherry Tree Hill Diana 2011 which he claims is absolutely ideal with shellfish and a Chandon Heathcote Shiraz 2012 which well complements a black pepper beef.   Read More ...

 

Costa Brava Casserole Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Costa Brava Casserole Recipe

This lobster, chicken and ham combo is a perfect blend of flavours to add an exotic dish to you dinner table. Impress at your next dinner party by serving up our Costa Brava Casserole. Read More ...

 

Aberfeldy Shiraz 2010 & Hungerford Hill Classic Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2011 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 249

Our Wine Writer samples an Aberfeldy Shiraz 2010 that he recommends with a beef stew and a Hungerford Hill Classic Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2011 to complement a fried snapper.   Read More ...

 

Tomato Soup Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Tomato Soup Recipe

Our Tomato Soup dish recipe is a low kilojoule meal that warms the cockles of your heart on a cold winter's day. Serve up hot with a sprig of parsley and some warm Ciabatta bread. Read More ...

 

Morris Wines CHM Durif 2007 & Katnook Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Wines Reviewed : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 248

Our Wine Connoisseur samples a Morris Wines CHM Durif 2007 and suggests it with your next steak and kidney pie and a Katnook Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012 ideal with a Spanish seafood paella.  Read More ...

 

Eggplant Souffle Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Eggplant Souffle Recipe

Budding cooks shy away when the see the word souffle but our Eggplant Souffle is a simple and straightforward dish to make. It's light and fluffy and should be served hot from the oven with a few sprigs of fresh parsley. Read More ...

 

Regional Series Chardonnay 2013 & Margan Special Reserve Claret 2011 Wines Reviewed : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 247

This week our Wine Reviewer samples a Regional Series Chardonnay 2013 which, he claims, is ideal with with pork or veal and a Margan Special Reserve Claret 2011 to be imbibed with roast beef.  Read More ...

 

Asparagus Rolls Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Asparagus Rolls Recipe

Our Asparagus Rolls make a fantastic hot vegetarian lunch or snack during the day or if you're feeling a little peckish at night. Read More ...

 

McLaren Vale Diamond Label Chardonnay 2013 & Logan Vintage ‘M’ Cuvee 2010 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 246

Our Wine Taster & Writer samples a McLaren Vale Diamond Label Chardonnay 2013 which, he says, goes down well with seafood, chicken or pork and a Logan Vintage ‘M’ Cuvee 2010 for pre-dinner drinks.  Read More ...

 

Fried Rabbit Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Fried Rabbit Recipe

Fried Rabbit or Coniglio Fritto is a very simple meat dish to serve with fresh garden salad or mixed vegetables. An ideal mid-day meal. Read More ...

 

Banjo’s Run Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2011 & Chain of Ponds Stopover 2010 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 245

This week our Wine Connoisseur recommends a Banjo’s Run Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2011 with just about any seafood and a Chain of Ponds Stopover 2010 with a home cooked lasagna.  Read More ...

 

Minestrone Soup Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Minestrone Soup Recipe

This hearty Minestrone Soup is the perfect vegetarian dish to serve either as an entré or as the main course. A traditional Italian fare served when the weather turns cold and looks great topped with shaved Parmesan cheese and a sprig of fresh parsley. Read More ...

 

Eddystone Point Pinot Gris 2012 & Picnic Shiraz Cabernet 2012 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 244

Our Wine Connoisseur samples an Eddystone Point Pinot Gris 2012 which he found is ideal with any seafood dish and a Picnic Shiraz Cabernet 2012, perfect for your next barbecue.  Read More ...

 

Lentils & Bacon Soup : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Lentils & Bacon Soup Recipe

Lentil and bacon soup is a very popular winter dish. Either as a main or entrée this hearty meal will warm and fill you up on a cold day. Serve with a sprig or two of parsley. Serves 6. Read More ...

 

Campbell’s Roussanne 2013 & Rymill Coonawarra Shiraz 2012 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 243

Our renowned wine writer samples a Campbell’s Roussanne 2013 with lime peel, pear & herbal tea aromas and a Rymill Coonawarra Shiraz 2012 infused with sweet red berry and dark fruit flavours.  Read More ...

 

Mixed Vegetables Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Mixed Vegetables Recipe

Serve your Mixed Vegetables hot as a main with a topping of fresh bean sprouts or as a side dish to your main beef or chicken course. This is a traditional Chinese ready meal. Read More ...

 

Margan Aged Release Shiraz 2009 & Shaw Vineyard Estate Riesling 2013 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 242

Our Wine Reviewer samples a Margan Aged Release Shiraz 2009 and suggests it accompany game dishes and a Shaw Vineyard Estate Riesling 2013 with seafood.  Read More ...

 

Beef In Red Wine Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Beef In Red Wine Recipe

Serve this Beef In Red Wine dish with a with steamed broccoli and boiled unpeeled baby potatoes. It's a quick and easy to prepare dinner as we move into the cooler autumnal evenings. Read More ...

 

Best’s Thomson Family Shiraz 2012 & Bay of Fires Tasmanian Cuvee Rosé Wines Reviewed : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 241

Our Wine Connoisseur samples a Best’s Thomson Family Shiraz 2012 which goes down best with roast suckling pig and a Bay of Fires Tasmanian Cuvee Rosé ideal with Tasmanian salmon.  Read More ...

 

Passion Fruit & Banana Pudding Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Passion Fruit & Banana Pudding Recipe

Serve your Passion Fruit & Banana Pudding cold with a dollop of whipped cream and, if you wish, sliced strawberries. Enjoy the blend of flavours as your next dinner party dessert. Read More ...

 

Diamond Creek Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 & Voyager Estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013 Wines Reviewed : Food & Wine Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 240

This week our Wine Reviewer whet's his whistle with a Diamond Creek Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 and a Voyager Estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013 and gives us his opinion.  Read More ...

 

Coconut Rough Slice Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Coconut Rough Slice Recipe

Make your Coconut Rough Slice up the day before serving and serve them cold sliced into squares. This is fun food for your next children's (or adults) party if you're willing to forget the calories for a day. Read More ...

 

Chain of Ponds First Lady Sauvignon Blanc 2012 & Little Gem Shiraz 2011 Wine Reviewed : Food & Wine Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 239

This week our Wine Expert samples a Chain of Ponds First Lady Sauvignon Blanc 2012 that is perfect with any seafood and a Little Gem Shiraz 2011, try it with barbecued Tassie salmon.  Read More ...

 

Fruit Salad With Orange Dressing Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Fruit Salad With Orange Dressing Recipe

Serve your Fruit Salad With Orange Dressing chilled at your next barbeque or dinner party. Makes a great side dish to bbq'd steak, lamb or pork chops. Ideal with spiced Italian sausages. Read More ...

 

Forester Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2013 & Azahara Pinot Grigio 2013 & Shiraz 2013 Wines Reviewed : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 238

This week our Wine Connoisseur reviews a Forester Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2013 with light dining and from Azahara a Pinot Grigio 2013 and a Shiraz 2013 that goes down great with Spanish style nibbles.  Read More ...

 

Ginger Cream Cake Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Ginger Cream Cake Recipe

Serve your chilled Ginger Cream Cake up as the dessert at your next dinner party and you'll be sure to impress. If any is left over then indulge yourself later. Read More ...

 

The Little Wine Company Vermentino 2013 & Scarborough Wine Company Black Label Shiraz 2011 Wines Reviewed : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 237

Our Wine Specialist reviews The Little Wine Company Vermentino 2013 to be enjoyed with deep-fried calamari and the Scarborough Wine Company Black Label Shiraz 2011 with hearty-flavoured Sunday roasts.  Read More ...

 

Spaghetti With Garlic Sauce Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Spaghetti With Garlic Sauce Recipe

Serve your spaghetti with Garlic Sauce (or, as it's more traditionally known, Salsa di Aglio) thoroughly mixed in a large serving bowl with a sprinkling of fresh parsley. Read More ...

 

Shaw Vineyard Estate Riesling 2013 & Ferngrove Wines Shiraz 2011 Wines Reviewed : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 236

Our Wine Connoisseur samples a Shaw Vineyard Estate Riesling 2013 which he found ideal with seafoods and a Ferngrove Wines Shiraz 2011 Wines Reviewed which well complemented osso bucco.  Read More ...

 

Sausage With Potato Salad Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Sausage With Potato Salad Recipe

Serve your warm Potato Salad straight from the bowl with the sliced Sausages neatly arranged over the top of the potato salad. This dish can also be served chilled. Read More ...

 

Margaret River Voyager Estate Chardonnay 2010 & Rymill’s The Yearling Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Wines Reviewed : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 235

Our long serving Wine Writer suggests a Margaret River Voyager Estate Chardonnay 2010 with seared Red Emperor and braised fennel and a Rymill’s The Yearling Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon with roast rib-eye and root vegetables.  Read More ...

 

Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Serve our Stuffed Tomatoes vegetarian dish as a meal on it's own or as a side dish compliment your main meal. Serve hot topped with lemon wedges. Read More ...

 

First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc 2013 & Chain of Ponds Novello Rosé 2013 Wines Reviewed : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 234

Our Wine Connoisseur samples a First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc 2013 from Cape Agulhas in South Africa and a Chain of Ponds Novello Rosé 2013 Wines Reviewed from closer to home in the Adelaide Hills.  Read More ...

 

Ginger Fluff Cake Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Ginger Fluff Cake Recipe

At your next dinner party serve up this Ginger Fluff cake sprinkled with icing sugar and covered in sliced strawberries. Be a bit decadent, you can always work it off tomorrow. Read More ...

 

The Fifth Leg’s Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 2012 & Founder’s Block Chardonnay 2012 Reviewed : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 233

Check out The Fifth Leg's unusual wine promotion and also read what our Wine Connoisseur has to say about their Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 2012 and the Katnook Estate Founder’s Block Chardonnay 2012. Good with red meat dishes and fried stuffed chicken breasts respectively.  Read More ...

 

Macaroni With Ricotta Sauce Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Macaroni With Ricotta Sauce Recipe

Macaroni With Ricotta Sauce or, as it's traditionally known, Salsa di Ricotta con Pasta, should be served sprinkled generously with Romano cheese and a couple of sprigs of parsley for colour.  Read More ...

 

Calabria Family Wines & Calabria Bros Barossa Shiraz 2011 Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 232

Our Wine writer talks about the newly named Calabria Family Wines and samples their new release the Calabria Bros Barossa Shiraz 2011 which, he feels, is ideal with a flame-grilled fillet of beef. Read More ...

 

Continental Chocolate Slice Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Continental Chocolate Slice Recipe

This is one of those cheeky delights adults can share in. Serve your Continental Chocolate Slice straight from the refrigerator cut into small squares and surrounded by fresh strawberries and sprigs of mint.  Read More ...

 

Apple Tree Flat Rosé 2013 & Frankland River Cabernet Merlot 2011 Wines Reviewed : Food & Wines on Web Wombat Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 231

Our Wine Specialist reviews an Apple Tree Flat Rosé 2013 and suggests it goes with just about any dish and a Frankland River Cabernet Merlot 2011 best with a grilled porterhouse steak. Read More ...

 

Cauliflower Curry Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Cauliflower Curry Recipe

A mixture of tastes and flavours this Cauliflower Curry dish should be served hot on a bed of boiled white rice. A vegetarian dish that serves 4 to 6 people.  Read More ...

 

Top 5 Best Burgers In Melbourne : Food & Wines on Web Wombat Top 5 Best Burgers

With so much competition in the States, everyone does their darnedest to separate themselves from the pack and like an unstoppable zombie hoard... the burger revolution has finally spread to Australia. Read More ...

 

Chop Suey Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Chop Suey Recipe

Our Chop Suey recipe is a traditional Chinese dish. Serve up straight from the pot onto a bed of steaming long noodles. Garnish with a sprig of parsley. Serves six.  Read More ...

 

Out of the Bottle 230 : Food & Wines of the Week Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 230

Our Wine Connoisseur samples a Mr Mick Riesling 2013 that he believes is ideally suited to seafoods and a Tim Adams Pinot Gris 2013 that is great with spicy Thai dishes! Read More ...

 

Jeremy Oliver's Australian Wine Annual 2014 & Yellowglen Yellow Brut Cuvée 2013 Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 229

Our long serving Wine Reviewer reviews Jeremy Oliver's 17th Edition of the Australian Wine Annual 2014 and makes a comment or two on the Sparkling Yellowglen Yellow Brut Cuvée 2013.  Read More ...

 

BBQ Dressing Recipes : Food & Wine on Web Wombat BBQ Dressing Recipes

Marinate your pork or lamb chops or lamb shanks with our Hawaiian Marinade Dressing and then BBQ, you'll savor the taste. Compliment this by tossing our Lime & Honey Salad Dressing through the green salad. Yum, tasty barbeque!   Read More ...

 

Vegetable Curry Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Vegetable Curry Recipe

Our Vegetable Curry is a simple Vegetarian dish to prepare and within 50 minutes you'll have a hearty meal with a mild kick to boot. Serve on a bed of fluffy white rice.  Read More ...

 

Cream of Spinach Soup Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Cream of Spinach Soup Recipe

Our Cream of Spinach Soup should be served chilled on a hot summers day at the next BBQ. Serve in a bowl with a sprig of parsley on top. Let your guests serve themselves with a ladle into a soup cup.   Read More ...

 

Toolangi Emanai 2013 & Tim Adams The Fergus 2009 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 228

Our Wine Connoisseur comments on a Toolangi Emanai 2013 with its hints of apricot and white peach and a Tim Adams The Fergus 2009 blend with its lifted red berry flavours.  Read More ...

 

Barbecued Rosemary & Thyme Snapper Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Barbecued Rosemary & Thyme Snapper Recipe

Our Barbecued Rosemary & Thyme Snapper Recipe is a succulent aromatic dish to serve up at your next warm summer evening BBQ. Serve with a table set with mixed salads and a few bottles of white wine.   Read More ...

 

A Suggested Wine List For The Christmas Menu Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 227

With Christmas just around the corner now is the ideal time to begin stocking your wine cellar / larder for wines to be enjoyed with your Christmas lunch and dinner.  Read More ...

 

Russian Shaslik Recipe : Food & Wine On Web Wombat Russian Shaslik Recipe

Our Russian Shaslik requires a bit of forward planning but the time is worth the effort. This mouth wateringly tender and uniquely tasting Shaslik will go down well with a glass of red at any BBQ.   Read More ...

 

Rymill The Yearling Shiraz 2012 & Voyager Estate Chenin Blanc 2013 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 226

Our Wine Connoisseur enjoys a Rymill The Yearling Shiraz 2012 with its berry and plum flavours and a Voyager Estate Chenin Blanc 2013 with its typical fruit salad taste.  Read More ...

 

German Rum Ball Recipe : Food & Wine On Web Wombat German Rum Ball Recipe

Why should the kids have all the fun, this confectionery is reserved for adults. German Rum Balls (also called Rumkugel, Punschkugel or Truffle) are for the child in us all.   Read More ...

 

Night Noodle Markets : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Night Noodle Markets

Based on Sydney's already a popular annual event and running from November 18th through to the 30th, the Night Noodle Markets plonks itself in Melbourne's glorious Alexandra Gardens, offering punters a selection of more than 25 Asian inspired food stalls.  Read More ...

 

Sweet & Sour Tuna Casserole Recipe Sweet & Sour Tuna Casserole Recipe

This Sweet and Sour Tuna Casserole meal is so easy to make. Just throw a selection of easy to find ingredients into a casserole dish, pop it in the over, wait 30 minutes and, violà, one hot, nutritious, filling meal ready to serve.   Read More ...

 

Chain of Ponds Grave's Gate Shiraz 2012 & Hungerford Hill's Dalliance Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2008 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 225

With Christmas just around the corner our wine Connoisseur suggests a Chain of Ponds Grave's Gate Shiraz 2012 and a Hungerford Hill's Dalliance Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2008 for the Christmas table.  Read More ...

 

Jacob’s Creek 2012 Riesling & Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 224

Our Wine Connoisseur tastes a Jacob’s Creek 2012 Riesling and declares it's ideal with spicy Thai and a Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 for the very special dining occasion.   Read More ...

 

Chicken With Pineapple Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Chicken With Pineapple Recipe

Serve your Chicken With Pineapple hot on a bed of steaming brown rice. Enjoy the tangy taste of the pineapple. Eat with a chilled white wine. Serving for four.  Read More ...

 

Logan Weemala Tempranillo 2012 and Yellowglen Vintage Perle 2009 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 223

This week our Connoisseur reviews a Logan Weemala Tempranillo 2012, great with a medium rare steak and a Yellowglen Vintage Perle 2009 to toast any celebration.  Read More ...

 

Lemon Chicken Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Lemon Chicken Recipe

Lemon Chicken is a traditional Chinese dish. Serve on a bed of fluffy white rice surrounded by a selection of seasonal steamed vegetables. Enjoy the tangy taste of this evening meal.  Read More ...

 

Hahndorf Hill Gruner Veltliner 2013 & Angus the Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 222

Our Wine Connoisseur samples a Hahndorf Hill Gruner Veltliner 2013 , ideal with soft cheeses and an Angus the Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, for the dedicated steak eater.  Read More ...

 

Asparagus Bake Recipe : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Asparagus Bake Recipe

This Asparagus Bake is a perfect side dish to serve (either hot or cold) at your next BBQ. It's also an ideal vegetarian meal as it's an excellent source of fibre and provides a rich source of vitamins and minerals.  Read More ...

 

Margaret River Fifth Leg Shiraz 2012 & Logan Moscato 2013 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 221

Our Wine Connoisseur this week suggests a Margaret River Fifth Leg Shiraz 2012, best with barbecued cutlets or lamb chops and a Logan Moscato 2013, ideal with perfect with desserts or curried dishes.  Read More ...

 

Barbecued Squid Salad with Lemon & Chilli Dressing : Food & Wine on Web Wombat Barbecued Squid Salad with Lemon & Chilli Dressing

With summer on our door step the smell of BBQs will begin to permeate the air. Consider a Barbecued Squid Salad with Lemon & Chilli Dressing served with the squid place on top of mixed salad and drizzled with dressing as one for the menu.  Read More ...

 

A Top Drop Wine Book Discussed & Barking Tree Shiraz Wine Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 220

A Top Drop one of the best Wine books written that our Wine Writer has read in a long while. With 400 topics covered, most of what you'd ever want to know about wine is there. For novice and experienced enthusiast alike.  Read More ...

 

Melbourne Cup: The Drink of Choice - Champagne & Australian Sparkling Wines Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 219

Melbourne Cup, what is your Drink of Choice? Find out what our Wine Connoisseur suggests from a selection of Champagne & Australian Sparkling Wines.  Read More ...

 

Chinese Prawn & Chicken Soup Recipe Food: Chinese Prawn & Chicken Soup

This traditional Chinese dish has that zesty taste and refreshing flavour you come to expect from an Asian soup. Impress your friends with this easy to prepare Chinese Prawn and Chicken Soup. Serves 4.  Read More ...

 

Tim Adams Mr Mick Tempranillo & Andrew Margan White Label Chardonnay 2012 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 218

Our Wine Connoisseur this week suggests a Mr Mick Tempranillo from the Clare Valley in South Australia and a Andrew Margan White Label Chardonnay 2012 from New South Wales' Hunter Valley.  Read More ...

 

Glazed Pork Rashers Recipe Food: Glazed Pork Rashers

Glazed Pork Rashers is a traditional Chinese dish served hot on a bed of boiled rice with a side dish of steamed vegetables. Goes down well with a good Reisling.  Read More ...

 

St Mary's Pinot Noir 2012 & Clover Pinot Gris 2013 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 217

Our Wine Connoisseur this week suggests a St Mary's Pinot Noir 2012 with a Sunday lunch of bacon stuffed mushrooms and a Clover Pinot Gris 2013 chilled with seafood.  Read More ...

 

White Wine Sauce Recipe Food: White Wine Sauce Recipe

A creamy, classic white wine sauce. Ideal for chicken, fish and pork. Very popular and highly sought recipe from the Web Wombat online Cookbook.  Read More ...

 

New Zealand's Giesen Wines Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 216

New Zealand's Giesen Wines, who've been in the business some thirty years, have just released their first-ever organic wine, and appropriately in the footsteps of their flagship Sauvignon Blanc.  Read More ...

 

Paprika Peas Recipe Food: Paprika Peas Recipe

Serve up your Paprika Peas hot as either a side dish to the rest of your meal, or, for our Vegetarian readers, make it your main meal. Peas with a bit of kick. Six servings.  Read More ...

 

Wine Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 215

Fiano is a very popular white in the Mediterranean, hailing from Italy's southern Campania region as well as from the island of Sicily, and is now starting to get the attention of grape-growers and winemakers here.  Read More ...

 

Bottling Up A Vintage's Personality Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 214

The first Chandon Collection wine is the 2008 Chandon Cuvée 500 blended from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Victoria¬ís colder climate King Valley, Macedon and Strathbogie Ranges, that all sit over 500m above sea level.  Read More ...

 

Wine Wine: Out of the Bottle - Volume 213

The Canberra wine region is earning itself a solid reputation for classic Pinot Noir, and one maker you can rely on if you're a fan of this varietal is Lerida Estate.  Read More ...

 

Forester Estate Cabernet Merlot 2011 : Margan Shiraz Saignee Rosé 2013 : Barking Tree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 212

This week our Wine Connoisseur tastes a Forester Estate Cabernet Merlot 2011 a Margan Shiraz Saignee Rosé 2013 and a Barking Tree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012 and matches them with the perfect meal.  Read More ...

 

Noodle Casserole Recipe : Food on Web Wombat Food: Noodle Casserole Recipe

If you're in a rush to prepare a dinner and want something easy then try this Noodle Casserole Recipe. Serve hot with a couple of sprigs of parsley and your diners will walk away satisfied and sated.  Read More ...

 

Rutherglen Campbell Durif 2012 & Logan Chardonnay 2012 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 211

Our Wine Connoisseur this week suggests a Rutherglen Campbell Durif 2012 and a Logan Chardonnay 2012 which he recommends be savoured with a baked loin of venison and crab cakes respectively.  Read More ...

 

Super Pizza Topping with Italian Sausage & Mozzarella Cheese Recipe Food: Super Pizza Topping

Fancy your own Pizzeria in your kitchen, well, serve up this Super Pizza hot and cut into eight wedges with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and your guests will think you're a professional.  Read More ...

 

Rymill Coonawarra Maturation Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 & Blue Pyrenees Viogniers 2012 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 210

Our Wine Connoisseur this week samples a Rymill Coonawarra Maturation Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 best with slow roasted lamb and a Blue Pyrenees Viogniers 2012 excellent with basted grilled lobster.  Read More ...

 

Goulash Soup Recipe Food: Goulash Soup Recipe

This traditional Hungarian dish is a heart meal for a winters day. Serve your Goulash Soup with toasted crusty Vienna bread (buttered is ideal) and enjoy this meal in itself.  Read More ...

 

Grey Sands The Mattock 2012 & Shaw's Botrytis Semillon 2012 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 209

This week our Wine Connoisseur tastes a Grey Sands The Mattock 2012 and a Shaw's Botrytis Semillon 2012 and suggests they be enjoyed with a hearty beef stroganoff and rich fruit cake respectively..  Read More ...

 

Madras Beef Curry Recipe Food: Madras Beef Curry Recipe

Serve your Madras Beef Curry hot from the pan on a bed of boiled saffron rice sprinkled with a fine layer of chopped parsley. Will heat you up on a cold winters night. Serve with a chilled white wine.  Read More ...

 

Watervale Riesling 2013 & St Mary’s Merlot 2012 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 208

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Watervale Riesling 2013 which goes best with a lobster salad and a St Mary’s Merlot excellent with with tomato infused Italian dishes.  Read More ...

 

Margan Limited Release White Label Shiraz 2011 & Hungerford Hill's Tumbarumba Pinot Gris 2012 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 207

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Margan Limited Release White Label Shiraz 2011, great with a cassoulet of duck and a Hungerford Hill's Tumbarumba Pinot Gris 2012 with pan-fried salmon.  Read More ...

 

Chicken Cacciatore Recipe Food: Chicken Cacciatore

Serve your Chicken Cacciatore hot on a bed of spaghetti or rice and sprinkled with finely chopped parsley. This is a great dish to serve up on a cold winters night. Serves 6-8.  Read More ...

 

Cumulus Estate Rolling GSM 2012 & Killerby Merchant Trader Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 206

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Cumulus Estate Rolling GSM 2012 enjoyed best with braised lamb shanks over potato mash and a Ferngrove Wines Merchant Trader Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2011 with your next seafood barbecue.  Read More ...

 

Peppers & Tomatoes Recipe Food: Peppers & Tomatoes

This Peppers and Tomatoes vegetarian dish is quick to prepare and with its mix of flavours and aromas makes for a colourful and healthy weekend meal. Serve hot and sprinkled with chopped parsley.  Read More ...

 

The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 & Lindeman's Early Harvest Pinot Grigio Wines Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 205

This week our Wine Connoisseur enjoys a Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 with a hearty Sunday roast and a Lindeman's Early Harvest Pinot Grigio in party mode.  Read More ...

 

Semolina Gnocchi With Roast Tomatoes Recipe Food: Semolina Gnocchi With Roast Tomatoes

Semolina Gnocchi With Roast Tomatoes is a winter's vegetarian dish. Server hot and enjoy the visual effect of the contrasting colours and savour the variety of tastes that burst on the tongue. Serves four.  Read More ...

 

Cambells Wines Barkly Durif 2010 & Deakin Estate Chardonnay 2012 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 204

This week our Wine Connoisseur enjoys a Barkly Durif 2010 with a slow cooked and sugar cured lamb rump and a Deakin Estate Chardonnay 2012 with grilled tuna and roast vegies with a sesame dressing.  Read More ...

 

im Adams Cabernet Malbec 2008 & Lillypilly Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 203

This week our Wine Connoisseur enjoys a Tim Adams Cabernet Malbec 2008 which he says goes down well with a steak & kidney pie and a Lillypilly Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012 that is perfect with Asian food.  Read More ...

 

Lamb with Peppers Recipe Food: Lamb with Peppers

Planning a small dinner party then our traditional Italian Lamb with Peppers or Agnello con Peperoni is an easy to prepare dish with simple ingredients that will leave your diners well sated.  Serves eight. Read More ...

 

Asparagus Florintine Recipe Food: Asparagus Florintine

Asparagus Florintine makes an excellent side dish to serve straight from the oven at your next dinner party. Combines well with last week's recipe, our Veal Parmesan. Serves 4-6.  Read More ...

 

David Hook Pinot Grigio 2012 & De Iuliis LDR Shiraz 2011 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 202

This week our Wine Connoisseur enjoys David Hook Pinot Grigio 2012 which goes down well with a Thai beef salad and a De Iuliis LDR Shiraz 2011, excellent with a peppered scotch fillet. Read More ...

 

Fifth Leg’s Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 2011 & Blue Pyrenees Midnight Cuvee 2009 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 201

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Fifth Leg’s Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 2011, great with a Sunday roast and a Blue Pyrenees Midnight Cuvee 2009 to toast your next celebration.  Read More ...

 

Veal Parmesan Recipe Veal Parmesan Recipe

Serve this traditional Italian Vitello alla Parmigiana straight from the oven with side dishes of steamed butter beans and broccoli and scalloped Desiree potatoes. Read More ...

 

Ceres Hill White Label Barbera 2011 & Rymill Coonawarra Brut Wines Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 200

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a White Label Barbera 2011 from the Hunter Valley and a Rymill Coonawarra Brut for that celebratory toast.  Read More ...

 

Ossobuco Recipe Ossobuco Recipe

Serve up your easy to make and distinctly flavoured Ossobucco sprinkled with grated lemon rind and chopped parsley on a bed of Arborio rice or a side dish of boiled Desiree potatoes and broccoli. Read More ...

 

Yellowglen's  Exceptional Vintage XV Wines & Killerby Premium Series Chardonnay 2010 Wines Review Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 199

This week our Wine Connoisseur discusses Yellowglen's Exceptional Vintage XV Wines Pack & samples a  Killerby Premium Series Chardonnay 2010  Read More ...

 

Anchovy Pizza Recipe Anchovy Pizza Recipe

Take your home made Pizza base and apply the ingredients to make your very own Italian style Anchovy Pizza. A simple dish but with a distinctive taste. What you don't eat now you can have later as a snack. Read More ...

 

BlackJack Vineyards Chortles Edge Shiraz 2010 & Fifth Leg's Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Wine Review Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 198

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a BlackJack Vineyards Chortles Edge Shiraz 2010 to be enjoyed with a juicy steak and a Fifth Leg's Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 with seafood.  Read More ...

 

Margan Merlot 2011 & Midnight Cuvee 2009 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 197

Margan Merlot 2011 from Broke in the Hunter Valley of NSW & sparkling Midnight Cuvee 2009 from the Pyrenees near Melbourne. Read More ...

 

Richland Shiraz 2010, Fengrove Leaping Lizard Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 & Stanton & Killeen Winery Rutherglen Durif 2009 Wines Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 196

Richland Shiraz 2010, Fengrove Leaping Lizard Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 & Stanton & Killeen Winery Rutherglen Durif 2009 Wines Reviewed Read More ...

 

Carrot Souffle Recipe Carrot Souffle Recipe

This is an definite favourite and is a special occasion dish. Everyone will love it with its distinctive colour, flavour and texture. For something a little different. Read More ...

 

Giesen Wines Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc & McLaren Vale Kangarilla Road Chardonnay 2012 Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 195

First Creek Winemaker's Reserve Chardonnay to be enjoyed with whole oven-roasted snapper and a Mandala Pinot Noir 2011 best with roast duck. Read More ...

 

Date & Apple Salad Recipe Date & Apple Salad Recipe

With the warm days are almost over and the time to put the BBQ into hibernation is drawing close, it might be the last time to enjoy a bit of sunshine and eat el fresco. If you do then prepare this summery crisp and colourful dish as a side salad to your BBQ main course. Read More ...

 

Giesen Wines Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc & McLaren Vale Kangarilla Road Chardonnay 2012 Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 194

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Chandon's Blanc de Blancs 2009 best with a plate of garlicked prawns and a Symbols Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Blend 2010 ideal with a BBQ chicken served on a garlic mash. Read More ...

 

Tomato Pudding Recipe Tomato Pudding Recipe

Here's an innovative and easy to prepare Vegetarian dish, a Tomato Pudding. Serve this dish in small bowls as an entrée and enjoy the unique flavour. Serves 4. Read More ...

 

Curried Chicken Salad Recipe Curried Chicken Salad Recipe

Serve up your Curried Chicken Salad served on a bed of crisp lettuce leaves. Will go down beautifully as a side salad at your next barbeque. Serves six. Read More ...

 

Chandon's Blanc de Blancs 2009 & Symbols Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Blend 2010 Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 193

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Chandon's Blanc de Blancs 2009 for your next celebration and a Symbols Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Blend 2010 best with a grilled porterhouse. Read More ...

 

Easy Cauliflower & Cheese Recipe Food: Easy Cauliflower & Cheese Recipe

This is such a simple side dish to prepare and tastes wonderful. Serve your cauliflower and cheese and wait for your guests to ask for seconds. Serves six. Read More ...

 

Hungerford Hill Tumbarumba Chardonay-2010 & Riscato From Shaw Vineyard Estate, Murrumbateman Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 192

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Hungerford Hill Tumbarumba Chardonay-2010 best seafood in a cream sauce and a Riscato From the Shaw Vineyard Estate which complements anything spicy. Read More ...

 

Roast Pork Recipe Food: Roast Pork Recipe

Serve your Roast Pork (or Maiale Arrosto) steaming surrounded by roast sweet potatoes (cut into slices) and whole carrots with steamed broccoli. Great for that Sunday bake. Serves six. Read More ...

 

Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 & Calabria Aglianico 2010 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 191

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 best with slow-baked beef ribs with a peppercorn sauce & a Calabria Aglianico 2010 best enjoyed with the, quaintly named, Spaghetti alla Puttanesca. Read More ...

 

Food: Spinach & Cheese Dumplings Recipe Food: Spinach & Cheese Dumplings Recipe

Serve your Spinach & Cheese Dumplings up hot spread with melted butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Your mouth will water as you take in the aroma. Serves six. Read More ...

 

Fifth Leg's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot & Blue Pyrenees Midnight Cuvee Chardonnay 2009 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 190

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Fifth Leg's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot, perfect with your next Sunday roast and a Blue Pyrenees Midnight Cuvee Chardonnay 2009 an ideal party Sparkling. Read More ...

 

Food: Spiced Yoghurt Dip Recipe Food: Spiced Yoghurt Dip Recipe

Dips are a refreshing pre-meal course or as a nibbly at your next party or BBQ. Serve your Spiced Yoghurt Dip with bite size pieces of apple, melon, fresh pineapple, mango, peaches or mandarin segments. Read More ...

 

Lindeman's Bin 65 Chardonnay 2012 & Zonin Two Pack Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 189

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Lindeman's Bin 65 Chardonnay 2012 which, when chilled, goes down well with a chicken and a creamy sauce and a Zonin Two Pack for which the fruit is sourced from seven of the Italy's best winemaking regions. Read More ...

 

Food: Crispy Egg Salad Recipe Food: Crispy Egg Salad Recipe

Crispy Egg Salad is a perfect side dish at your next barbecue. It's cool, refreshing, colourful and crunchy and so easy to prepare. Serves 4. Read More ...

 

Rutherglen Durif Wines & Yellowglen Exceptional Vintage XV 2002 Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 188

This week our Wine Connoisseur talks about the distinctive Rutherglen Durif Wines and samples the Yellowglen Exceptional Vintage XV 2002 & 2004 and suggests either for any 2013 celebrations. Read More ...

 

Food: Tomato Cakes Recipe Food: Tomato Cakes Recipe

Tomato Cakes are an easy to prepare vegetarian dish. Serve up as a sandwich filling with some sliced lettuce and beetroot or serve up on a plate as a light pattie and salad lunch. Serves four. Read More ...

 

Deakin Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012 : Terra Felix La Vie en Rose Rosé 2011 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 187

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Deakin Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012 which combines extremely well with avocado and a Terra Felix La Vie en Rose Rosé 2011 perfect with grilled fish and salad. Read More ...

 

Food: Cauliflower Salad Recipe Food: Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Cauliflower Salad can be made quickly and easily when guest pop in unexpectedly and decide to stay for lunch. With a combination of tastes it's great with the BBQ or to pop into that picnic hamper to eat down at the park. Read More ...

 

Serafino Sharktooth Shiraz 2009 & Richland Pinot Grigio 2012 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 186

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Serafino Sharktooth Shiraz 2009 which goes down well with a good flame-grilled fillet of beef and a Richland Pinot Grigio 2012 with a platter of Italian antipasto. Read More ...

 

Food: Stuffed Green Peppers Recipe Food: Stuffed Green Peppers Recipe

Stuffed Green Peppers are a quick and easy to prepare hot side dish at your next barbecue. Great to complement any crispy salads. Serves eight. Read More ...

 

Wine: A Selection of Bubbly Ideas For Celebrating Christmas Wine: A Selection of Bubbly Ideas For Celebrating Christmas

The Festive Season is upon us and many of us will raise our our glass and quaff a good bubblie to the many and varied toasts that will be declared. Read More ...

 

Food: Pizza Dough Recipe Food: Pizza Dough Recipe

Yes, we know you can simply go buy a pizza base from a supermarket, but where's the fun in that. How about making your own pizza dough and then we can share with you our assortment of pizza toppings in future recipes. Read More ...

 

Wine: Wine For The Christmas Festivities Wine: Wine For The Christmas Festivities

Christmas is on our doorstep and planning a Christmas menu is well underway. Here are some suggestions to include on the wine list to accompany your Christmas feast. Read More ...

 

Food: BBQ Bacon & Beef Meat Loaf Recipe Food: BBQ Bacon & Beef Meat Loaf Recipe

Who says you can't cook a meatloaf on a barbecue. Here's our classic Bacon & Beef Meatloaf, that, when cooked, can be cut into slices and served with a tossed salad. Serves 4-6. Read More ...

 

Food: Apple & Celery Salad Recipe Food: Apple & Celery Salad Recipe

After tossing your Apple & Celery Salad to mix through it's distinctive tasty dressing serve it up cold as a side dish to your barbecued beef, sausages or poultry. Serves 4-6. Read More ...

 

Food: Veal With Anchovies & Tuna Recipe Food: Veal With Anchovies & Tuna Recipe

Veal With Anchovies & Tuna is a fresh tasting easy to prepare dish. In Italy it's called Vitello con Acciughe e Tonno and is served in Summer with a crisp tossed mixed salad doused in balsamic and olive oil. Serves 6. Read More ...

 

Rymill The Yearling Sauvignon Blanc 2012 & Kangarilla Road Terzetto Bottle Shot 2010 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 183

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Rymill Winery, The Yearling Sauvignon Blanc 2012 best consumed with any type of seafood and a Kangarilla Road Terzetto Bottle Shot 2010 best enjoyed with Italian sausage. Read More ...

 

Hannah Rosé 2012 & Deakin Estate Moscato 2012 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 182

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Hannah Rosé 2012 and recommends a hot, spicy Indian meal and a Deakin Estate Moscato 2012 which he particularly liked with a dessert of avocado, chocolate and lime. Read More ...

 

Food: Celery & Almonds Sauté Recipe Food: Celery & Almonds Sauté Recipe

Celery can be pretty boring, normally we just take a stalk and crunch on it cold. He's a dish that spices up the humble celery. Serve it as a main or consider it as a side dish. Serves 6-8. Read More ...

 

Food: Beef In Red Wine Recipe Food: Beef In Red Wine Recipe

A tasty, tender beef dish with the flavours enhanced by the wine and spices. Serve your Beef In Red Wine with a helping of Cauliflower and Broccoli and Scalloped Potatoes. Serves 4. Read More ...

 

Food: BBQ Chicken St Louis Recipe Food: BBQ Chicken St Louis Recipe

Continuing our BBQ theme, spice up that barbecued chicken with a touch of southern flavour by lavishly basting it in our St Louis style sauce. Serve up with a tossed Greek salad. Read More ...

 

The Joy of Port & a BlackJack Block 6 Shiraz 2010 Reviewed Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 179

This week our Wine Connoisseur talks about the joy of a good Port on the palate & reviews a BlackJack Block 6 Shiraz 2010 and how it compliments slowly cooked tasty lamb shanks. Read More ...

 

Food: Stuffed Eggplant Recipe Food: Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

Eggplants are the perfect vegetable to serve up cooked in their own purple skin. They make for a attractive dish. We stuff our eggplants with a balanced mix of flavours and serve straight from the oven with a sprig of parsley. Serves 6. Read More ...

 

Logan Chardonnay 2011 & Amberley Estate Merlot 2011 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 178

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Logan Chardonnay 2011 with it's complex mix of spices, nuts, dried fruits and citrus peel and a Amberley Estate Merlot 2011 with its rich ripe plum flavours and firm tannins. Read More ...

 

Food: Buttermilk Lamb Kebabs Recipe Food: Buttermilk Lamb Kebabs Recipe

A summer activity loved by Aussies is the barbeque, so, following on from last week, and to complement that dish, is our Buttermilk Lamb Kebab recipe for a bit of zing and freshness. Serves 4. Read More ...

 

McLaren Vale Tintara Shiraz 2009 &  Brookland Valley Estate Chardonnay 2011 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 177

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a McLaren Vale Tintara Shiraz 2009, one to have with a sumptuous rack-of-lamb and a Brookland Valley Estate Chardonnay 2011 to go well with scallops browned in butter. Read More ...

 

Food: Raw Mushroom Salad Recipe Food: Raw Mushroom Salad Recipe

With summer just around the corner salads are definitely in the menu. Our Raw Mushroom Salad is so easy to make and can be served up at your next barbeque. Flavoursome dish for the weight conscious. Serves 6-8. Read More ...

 

Z*D Blanc de Blancs 2008 & Giesen Estate Merlot 2010 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 176

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Z*D Blanc de Blancs 2008 that goes wonderfully with oyster starters and grilled lobster and a New Zealand Giesen Estate Merlot 2010 imbibed with lamb shanks smothered in rosemary gravy. Read More ...

 

Food: Pineapple Butter Pie Recipe Food: Pineapple Butter Pie Recipe

A simple and easy to make pastry. Our Pineapple Butter Pie makes for a complementary dessert a quick snack with a cup of tea. Enjoy the sweet pineapple taste. Read More ...

 

Good Catholic Girl Teresa Riesling 2012 & Vionta's Albarino Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 175

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Good Catholic Girl Teresa Riesling 2012, perfect with seafood & a Spanish Vionta's Albarino best drunk with grilled green-lipped mussels topped with parsley butter. Read More ...

 

Food: Ginger Snap Biscuits Recipe Food: Ginger Snap Biscuits Recipe

Yes, you can always wander down to your local supermarket and buy them off-the-shelf but where's the fun in that. Try our simple Ginger Snap Biscuits recipe and taste them just how your mum once made them. Read More ...

 

Houghton's White Classic : Boundary Row 2009 Shiraz Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 174

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Houghton's White Classic from Western Australia's Swan Valley and a Kurtz Family Vineyards' Boundary Row 2009 Shiraz. Read More ...

 

Food: Spaghetti With Eggs Recipe Food: Spaghetti With Eggs Recipe

Serve your Spaghetti With Eggs garnished with a sprig of parsley and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. Get the freshest eggs you can, ideally from the farm yard, and you'll be amazed by the taste. Serves four. Read More ...

 

Banjo's Run Sauvignon Blanc 2011 & Arrogant Frog Croak Rotie Shiraz 2011 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 173

This week our Wine Connoisseur reviews a Banjo's Run Sauvignon Blanc 2011 which is one one to enjoy with Thai food and an Arrogant Frog Croak Rotie Shiraz 2011, an affordable drop from France's Languedoc region. Read More ...

 

Rob Geddes' Australian Wine Vintages Annual & Champagne Taittinger Millesime 2004 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 172

This week our Wine Connoisseur reviews the latest edition of Rob Geddes' Australian Wine Vintages 2013 Annual at the same time as he samples a drop of the Taittinger Millesime 2004 Champagne. Read More ...

 

Food: Egg & Bacon Quiche Recipe Food: Egg & Bacon Quiche Recipe

This is Quiche dish can be served hot or cold. If hot, cut into wedges and serve up with a side dish of hearty vegetables. Or eat it straight from the fridge to fill that hole in the tummy. Read More ...

 

The Owl & The Pussycat Sauvignon Blanc 2011 & Climbing Merlot 2010 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 171

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples an Owl & Pussycat Sauvignon Blanc 2011, which, he claims, goes down well with a tomato-based pasta sauce dish & a Climbing Merlot 2010 which, he says, for optional taste, be put aside until around 2016. Read More ...

 

Food: Beetroot Soup Recipe Food: Beetroot Soup Recipe

This distinctly coloured dish should be eaten hot with a dollop of sour cream and a small sprinkle of finely chopped dill added to each serve. Beetroot Soup is something a little different to serve as your first course. Serves 6-8. Read More ...

 

Arrogant Frog Ribet Red & Campbells Moscato 2012 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 170

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Arrogant Frog Ribet Red from the Languedoc Region in the south of France and a Campbells Moscato 2012 from Victoria's Rutherglen region. Read More ...

 

Food: Tuna & Celery Casserole Recipe Food: Tuna & Celery Casserole Recipe

If you are counting your calories then this Tuna & Celery Casserole dish is a great way to help meet your objective. Easy to prepare with healthy ingredients. Be ready to eat in 30 minutes. Serves four to six. Read More ...

 

Exemplar Heathcote Shiraz 2010 & Exemplar McLaren Vale Shiraz 2010 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 169

What happens when you engage three leading winemakers renowned for their Shiraz, give them 10 tonnes of fruit and 30 new oak barrels for each and a free hand to produce an ultra-premium drop? Read More ...

 

Food: Italian Beef Casserole Recipe Food: Italian Beef Casserole Recipe

This hearty dish will be savoured by the whole family. Enjoy your Italian Beef Casserole as a winter feast and sop up the sauce with chunky pieces of warmed Ciabatta bread. Serves six. Read More ...

 

Boundary Row GSM (Grenache Shiraz Mataro) 2008 & Domaine Chandon Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 168

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Boundary Row GSM (Grenache Shiraz Mataro) 2008 from the Barossa Valley's Kurtz Family Vineyards & a Domaine Chandon Sauvignon Blanc 2011 from fruit grown in the Strathbogie Ranges and Goulburn Valley. Read More ...

 

Food: Greek Salad Recipe Food: Greek Salad Recipe

Prior to serving your Greek Salad pour on a liberal amount of the olive oil and lemon juice dressing and toss lightly. A refreshing Southern Mediterranean side dish to accompany the main course. Serves six. Read More ...

 

Mandala Shiraz 2010 & Rymill Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 167

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Mandala Shiraz 2010, best drunk with a lamb-based Shepherd's Pie and a Rymill Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 which is described as a steak-lover's delight. Read More ...

 

Food: Vegetable Pie Recipe Food: Vegetable Pie Recipe

Fancy yourself a pie maker. Well, here's a recipe that's easy and quick to make and will satisfy your pie making ambitions. Serve hot or cold our Vegetable Pie is a dish for any occasion. Serves 4-6. Read More ...

 

McGuigan Black Label Reserve Shiraz Cabernet & Tim Adams Pinot Gris 2012 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 166

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a 20th Anniversary Black Label Reserve Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon from the Hunter Valley's McGuigan Wines and 2012 Tim Adams Pinot Gris from the Clare Valley. Read More ...

 

Food: Stuffed Cabbage Food: Stuffed Cabbage

Stuffed Cabbage is the perfect Vegetarian dish for that cold winters night. Dressed with a delicious sauteed sauce, it's best eaten with a nice glass of wine. Serves 4-6. Read More ...

 

Lindauer SR Brut Cuvee & Blackjack Cabernet Merlot 2010 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 165

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a 2010 Blackjack Cabernet Merlot with its hints of chocolate on the nose and a New Zealand Lindauer SR Brut Cuvee which was found to be unexpectedly Champagne-like. Read More ...

 

Food: Lamb & Mushroom Casserole Recipe Food: Lamb & Mushroom Casserole Recipe

Lamb & Mushroom Casserole makes for a hearty winters meal. Served up with chunky pieces of ciabatta Italian white bread and a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon you will end the meal sated and contented. Read More ...

 

Banjos Run Pinot Gris 2011 & Weemala Merlot 2010 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 164

This week our Wine Connoisseur savours on his palate a 2010 Weemala Merlot, a fine tipple with a beef stew, and a 2011 Banjos Run Pinot Gris, a perfect complement with Asia seafood. Read More ...

 

Food: Berries With Burnt Cream Recipe Food: Berries With Burnt Cream Recipe

This Berries With Burnt Cream (or Creme Brulee) dessert should be served the moment it is ready straight out of the oven. It is delicious accompanied by dessert biscuits and mint leaves. Serves four. Read More ...

 

Birks Chip Dry Fino & Founder's Block Chardonnay 2010 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 163

There are those who simply know nothing about Sherry, others who link it to little old ladies in darkened sitting rooms, and others who think it the choice of those who drink from brown paper bags. Read More ...

 

Food: Chablis Spaghetti Beef Recipe Food: Chablis Spaghetti Beef Recipe

Spaghetti is such a versatile food and can be prepared in so many ways. Chablis Spaghetti Beef is one variation and is basically a easy and quick to prepare distinctly flavoured spaghetti casserole. Serve it up with a glass of dry white wine. Read More ...

 

Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 & Bobbie Burns Shiraz 2010 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 162

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a 2009 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon which reveals a vibrant blood plum and mulberry fruit taste & a 2010 Bobbie Burns Shiraz with fresh cassis and black currant flavours. Read More ...

 

Food: Simplicity Chocolate Cake Recipe Food: Simplicity Chocolate Cake Recipe

This is a basic easy to make chocolate cake, hence the name Simplicity. Serve topped with chocolate icing and a sprinkle of crushed walnuts (or sprinkles for the kids) and enjoy with a hot cocoa. Read More ...

 

Watervale Riesling 2012 & Blue Pyrenees' Estate Red 2008 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 161

According to our Wine Connoisseur this weeks our Watervale Riesling 2012 would go down well with fresh oysters and the Blue Pyrenees' Estate Red 2008 would complement a steak & kidney pie. Read More ...

 

Food: Tomatoes & Mushrooms Recipe Food: Tomatoes & Mushrooms Recipe

Tomatoes and Mushrooms make an excellent combination of colour and taste. Serve them as they are as a quick snack or spread on toasted whole-grained bread and, with an egg on the side, serve for breakfast. Serves 4-6. Read More ...

 

Special Reserve Ripasso 2009 & Tempus Two Verdelho 2011 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 160

This week we feature a Hunter Valley Special Reserve Ripasso 2009 with a juicy berry and spicy pepper flavour and, also from the Hunter Valley, a Tempus Two Verdelho 2011. Read More ...

 

Food: Zucchini Casserole Recipe Food: Zucchini Casserole Recipe

Zucchini Casserole is a stand alone dish best served hot. Zucchini fruit is low in calories and contains useful amounts of fol ate, potassium, vitamin A and manganese. Serves 4-6. Read More ...

 

Wicks Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 & Marques de Riscal Tinto Reserva 2006 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 159

This week our Wine Connoisseur delights his palate with an Adelaide Hills Wicks Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 and a Marques de Riscal Tinto Reserve 2006 from Spain. Read More ...

 

Food: Potage Parmenitier Recipe Food: Potage Parmenitier Recipe

Potage Parmenitier (or Leek & Potato Soup) should be served hot with a sprinkling of chopped parsley. Dip chunks of Ciabatta and savour. Serves six. Read More ...

 

Banjos Run Cabernet Merlot 2009 & Usual Suspects McLaren Vale Shiraz 2010 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 158

Our wines this week, a Banjos Run Cabernet Merlot 2009 & Usual Suspects McLaren Vale Shiraz 2010, are best enjoyed with a winter-time beef dish and a hearty Spaghetti Bolognaise respectively. Read More ...

 

Food: Veal With Anchovies & Tuna Recipe Food: Baked Tomatoes With Cucumbers Recipe

Baked Tomatoes With Cucumbers can be served as a side dish to a steak or grilled chicken slices or on their own for lunch. Serves four. Read More ...

 

Penfolds Luxury & Icon Collection & Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir Rosé Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 157

Our Wine Connoisseur talks about Penfolds annual release of their Luxury and Icon Collection and samples a Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir Rosé. Read More ...

 

Food: Stuffed Vine Leaves Recipe Food: Stuffed Vine Leaves Recipe

Stuffed Vine Leaves (or Waraa' 3inab) is a Middle Eastern dish commonly served as an appetiser. It can be served hot or cold. Serves six. Read More ...

 

Yealands Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2009 & Redbrook Shiraz 2009 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 156

This week our Wine Connoisseur savours a drop of Yealands Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2009 and Margaret River Redbrook Shiraz 2009. Read More ...

 

Food: Baked Rice Pudding Recipe Food: Baked Rice Pudding Recipe

Your Baked Rice Pudding looks impressive but is so simple to make. Serve hot from the oven topped with sliced strawberry for colour contrast. Makes for a great and tasty dessert. Read More ...

 

Apple Tree Flat Merlot 2010 & Lerida Estate's Pinot Grigio 2011 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 155

Our Wine Connoisseur declares that the Apple Tree Flat Merlot is a good drop to have with a lamb-based Shepherd's Pie and the Lerida Estate's Pinot Grigio to go with a pasta alfredo. Read More ...

 

Food: Thai Prawn Soup Recipe Food: Thai Prawn Soup Recipe

Serve your Thai Prawn Soup garnished with a scattering of chopped parsley and lemon leaves. Typical Thai dish with that tangy after taste. The ideal precursor to your Asian meal. Read More ...

 

Dopff au Moulin Pinot Blanc 2010 & Zeppelin Barossa Valley Shiraz 2009 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 154

Our wine this week is a Dopff au Moulin Pinot Blanc 2010 that goes well with a Quiche Lorraine and a Zeppelin Barossa Valley Shiraz 2009 to enjoy with most grilled meats. Read More ...

 

Food: Pork & Veal Terrine Recipe Food: Pork & Veal Terrine Recipe

A Terrine is French in origin and can be made of various meat types. We have chosen Pork & Veal. Eat it cold with a side serve of seasonal vegetables. Serves eight. Read More ...

 

Reserve Cabernet Malbec 2008 & Rymill Coonawarra Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 153

This week our Wine Connoisseur samples a Reserve Cabernet Malbec 2008 & Rymill Coonawarra Sauvignon Blanc 2011. One ideal with osso bucco the other with pasta. Read More ...

 

Food: Rice With Mushrooms Recipe Food: Rice With Mushrooms Recipe

Rice with Mushrooms is a hearty steaming dish flavoured with Parmesan cheese. Sprinkled with chives to bring out the colour, it will warm you from the inside out on a winters day. Serves six. Read More ...

 

Lillypilly Estate's Tramillon White Blend : Voyager Estate Girt by Sea Cabernet Merlot 2010 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 152

Our Wine Connoisseur reviews a wine which is a marvellous match for spicy Asian dishes and another which can be enjoyed with pork cutlets and apple and date relish. Read More ...

 

Food: Rice With Spinach Recipe Food: Rice With Spinach Recipe

Serve your Rice with spinach hot, sprinkled with melted Parmesan cheese. This ideal vegetarian dish makes for a filling brunch on a cold winters mid morning. Serves four. Read More ...

 

Cumulus Estate Shiraz 2009 : Deakin Estate Azahara Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 151

Looking for a wine to enjoy now with red meat or game dishes, or hard or blue cheeses, or to tuck away in the cellar for another 10 or 15 years. Read More ...

 

Food: Lentils With Cheese Recipe Food: Lentils With Cheese Recipe

Lentils cook quickly and are high in fiber, iron, thiamine, phosphorus, and manganese as well as being gentle on the pocket, so this is the perfect filling dish high in nutritional value. Serves six. Read More ...

 

White Label Limited Release Barbera 2010 & McWilliam's Hanwood Estate Chardonnay 2009 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 150

Winemaker Andrew Margan has created a great food wine in this 2010, a drop that's medium-bodied with earthy beetroot, bitter cherries and spice dominating the nose and palate. Read More ...

 

Food: Zucchini With Eggs Recipe Food: Zucchini With Eggs Recipe

Cut this very easy and delightful Greek style vegitarian dish into six wedges and serve hot or cold. Makes a great Sunday breakfast or eat as a snack if you're feeling peckish. Read More ...

 

Charlie's Blend White 2011 & Angus The Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 149

MacGowan likes his wine and he likes his steak, and for ten years he's been partnering that steak with a Cabernet Sauvignon he says he created as the first single varietal Australian red to specifically enjoy with steak. Read More ...

 

Food: Rice With Vegetables Recipe Food: Rice With Vegetables Recipe

Our Rice with Vegetables is a light, easy to make vegetarian dish which serves 4 people. Serve hot sprinkled with Parmesan cheese to enhance the flavour. Read More ...

 

Tintilla's Wines Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 148

Tintilla’s vines are quite low-yielding, and thus this wine has nicely concentrated berry fruit flavours. Linger with it over a long and relaxing meal. Read More ...

 

Food - Baked Chick Peas Recipe Food - Baked Chick Peas Recipe

Our Baked Chick Pea is a light, easy to make vegetarian dish to serve 4-6 people and is chocka-block with fibre. Best served with a refreshing white wine. Read More ...

 

Blue Pyrenees Sparkling Shiraz Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 147

Companies are resurrecting this inherently Aussie drink, with Blue Pyrenees in Western Victoria recently releasing a non-vintage Sparkling Shiraz that’s a truly class act. Read More ...

 

Food: Beef Stroganoff for Two Food: Beef Stroganoff for Two

Serve your Beef Stroganoff garnished with a few sprigs of parsley and with a side serve of Fettuccine al dente. Ideally eaten with a nice bold Shiraz. Serves 2. Read More ...

 

Three Ponds Verdelho Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 146

Having a home country of Portugal it's a natural with seafoods, but you'll find it equally rewarding with dishes based on light meats such as pork, veal and chicken. Read More ...

 

Food: Smoked Oyster Vol-Au-Vent Recipe Food: Smoked Oyster Vol-Au-Vent Recipe

Serve your Smoked Oyster Vol-Au-Vent hot. Impress your dinner guests with this simple to make entrée dish with easy to find ingredients. Serves 4. Read More ...

 

Pinot Gris from Essenze, Waipara, South Island, NZ Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 145

One particularly enjoyable New Zealand Pinot Gris is from Essenze in Waipara on the South Island where the 2011 vintage was one of almost textbook perfection. Read More ...

 

Food: Paprika Schnitzel Recipe Food: Paprika Schnitzel Recipe

Serve your Paprika Schnitzel on a bed of boiled rice and garnish with some mint leaves or a side serving of blanched long beans to add a dash of colour. This Schnitzel dish with a bit of bite serves four. Read More ...

 

Deakin Estate's 2010 Shiraz & Shaw Vineyard Estate 2011 Riesling Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 144

Made from fruit from the company’s vineyards in the Murray Darling region of North West Victoria, it’s a wine whose deep and vibrant red colour not only looks good, it tastes good too. Read More ...

 

Food: Clootie Dumpling Recipe Food: Clootie Dumpling Recipe

Clootie Dumpling is a traditional Scottish pudding and should be served covered in hot custard. With left overs consider slicing and frying and having for breakfast. Yummy. Read More ...

 

Cumulus Estate’s 2011 Rolling Chardonnay Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 143

Cumulus Estate’s 2011 Rolling Chardonnay that’s possibly the best that their winemaker Debbie Lauritz has ever produced.  Made from fruit from the company’s vineyards on the Central Ranges and at Orange, NSW. We also look at Three Ponds Merlot. Read More ...

 

Food: Potato Salad With Dressing Food: Potato Salad With Dressing

Serve your Potato Salad on a bed of crisp Iceberg lettuce leaves topped with a couple of sprigs of parsley. A perfect and easy to make salad dish to complement your next barbecue. Serves 4 to 6. Read More ...

 

Chandon's Tasmanian Cuvée 2008 & Yealands Way 2011 Pinot Gris Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 142

With some of the toughest conditions in New Zealand’s Marlborough – steep slopes that many said were impossible for viticulture, high sunshine, strong winds, cool nights and low rainfall – you’d wonder why Peter Yealands even bothered. Read More ...

 

Food: Pears in Red Wine Recipe Food: Pears in Red Wine Recipe

Serve your Pears in Red Wine dessert with a dollop of thickened cream sprinkled with chopped almonds. Basic ingredients and easy to make. Ready in 45 minutes and serves six. Read More ...

 

2009 M Cuvee & Shiraz Saignee Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 141

A flavour-explosive Rosé from Margan Family Winemakers shows just how good this style can be when it comes from a stand-out vintage such as the Hunter Valley enjoyed in 2011. Read More ...

 

Food: Stuffed Fillet of Beef Recipe Food: Stuffed Fillet of Beef Recipe

Serve your Stuffed Beef Fillet cut into largish slices on a bed of mashed potato surrounded by green beans and topped with watercress sprigs. Goes down well with a nice Red Wine. Read More ...

 

2005 The McRae Wood Shiraz & Lindauer Brut Cuvée NV Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 140

Their enthusiasm encouraged him to make another in 2005, a crackerjack wine that’s collected some prestigious medals and awards both here and internationally. Read More ...

 

Food: Biscotten Torte Food: Biscotten Torte

Serve your Biscotten Torte (or Biscuit Cake) covered in whipped cream and sprinkled with grated chocolate or toasted almond flakes. It makes a luscious ending for your next dinner party. Serves 6-8. Read More ...

 

McGuigan Black Label series Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 139

There are some dozen varietals and styles catering to virtually all tastes in the McGuigan Black Label series, the newest addition being a Cabernet Sauvignon. Read More ...

 

Food: Honey Banana Scones Food: Honey Banana Scones

Serve your Honey Banana Scones with a dollop of cream topped with a good covering of blueberries. Makes a appetite quenching afternoon tea or snack with the cup of tea or coffee. Makes 12 scones. Read More ...

 

Food: Tea Cake Recipe Food: Tea Cake Recipe

This simple to make Tea Cake is always an afternoon tea delight. Slice and spread each serve with butter or a dollop of cream and enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. Read More ...

 

Food: Angels on Horseback (Oyster Appetiser) Food: Angels on Horseback (Oyster Appetiser)

Serve Angels on Horseback hot as part of your pre-dinner nibbles. Always a favourite when served up as one of the snacks at a party or BBQ. Goes down well with a cold beer. Read More ...

 

Unusual Wine Christmas Stories Unusual Wine Christmas Stories

This is the story of how three colleagues will celebrate Christmas this year, and some quite different wines they’ll be doing it with. Read More ...

 

Food: Apricot Delight Food: Apricot Delight

Serve your Apricot Delight cold, layered with whipped cream and slivered almonds. Makes a refreshing dessert or a cold snack to cool off on a hot day. Read More ...

 

Peter Logan’s Apple Tree Flat 2011 & YealandsWay Pinot Noir Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 138

If turkey’s on the menu, many of us will opt for a good Cabernet Sauvignon to go with it – but with rels coming from the Shakey Isles, we’ve put aside several Pinot Noirs from New Zealand’s YealandsWay. Read More ...

 

Jeremy Oliver’s Australian Wine Annual Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 137

A gotta-have for yourself or a family or friend wine buff this Christmas is Jeremy Oliver’s Australian Wine Annual 2012. Read More ...

 

Food: Raspberry Yoghurt Parfait Food: Raspberry Yoghurt Parfait

Your Raspberry Yoghurt Parfait serves four for dessert or, have as a refreshing snack any time of the day. Make up a batch and take from the fridge as required. As an alternative, use Strawberries. Read More ...

 

Winemaker Dominic Bosch 2011 Oldbury Sauvignon Blanc Wine: Out Of The Bottle - Volume 136

Winemaker Dominic Bosch used skin contact, cold maceration and low temperature fermentation to create the 2011 Oldbury Sauvignon Blanc with a smooth seamlessness on the palate. Read More ...

 

Food: Oven Fried Chicken With Lemon Sauce Food: Oven Fried Chicken With Lemon Sauce

Chicken With Lemon Sauce is a sweet and sour flavoured traditional Chinese dish that can be served with a warm slice of twisted lemon and a sprig of parsley on top and a side serving of boiled rice. Read More ...

 

Food: Spiced Honey Pudding Food: Spiced Honey Pudding

This Spiced Honey Pudding should be served warm with a dollop of thickened cream. In less than 90 minutes you'll have a tasty dessert to finish off your evening meal. Read More ...

 

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