Monthly Archives: August 2014

UOMSWS Wine Camp Intro to Australian Wines tasting

A cosy bunch of budding wine connoisseurs assembled over the weekend at BayPlay on Portsea for the inaugural University of Melbourne Student Wine Society wine camp. I was excited to be able to put together two short tasting sessions to … Continue reading

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Hophaus, German safehole on Southbank

The weather in Melbourne as been absolutely dismal of late. Cold fronts, cold winds, and from personal experience, painful rain bullets. If there is anything colder, it’s the success of the restaurants on Southbank. Their popular ratings are as cold … Continue reading

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Lunch at The Grain Store

I’ve been to The Grain Store several times now, mostly on a weekend when there is always a waiting crowd. Weekday early lunches are the best thing to grab; along with a single origin long black. $18 for a sizeable … Continue reading

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UOMSWS Introduction to Wine Tasting Semester 1 2014

This is the slightly overdue write-up for the University of Melbourne Student Wine Society’s Introduction to Wine Tasting session held back in April. We ran two concurrent sessions with the same line-up of wines.¬†One group was led stumbling down the … Continue reading

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Rochelle Adonis rose petal barberry pistachio nougat

Rochelle Adonis specialises in cakes, dessert and high tea based in Western Australia. They’ve got a good writeup here; this post is not about tea but their retail products, namely the nougat bars. They make a range of 6 flavours, … Continue reading

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