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Melbourne Cup, pre-race breakfast Champagne

It’s the first Tuesday of November in Melbourne, the date that stops a nation. The Melbourne Cup. Race 7, 3pm. This year’s running was complicated by the winds taking the unfastened hats on a whirlwind ride along the track. It’s … Continue reading

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Chain of Ponds Diva Sparkling NV, Adelaide Hills

Who says cheap sparkling has to be hard to swallow? It’s not too early to be thinking about Spring Carnival, and this could be one of the affordable alternatives for your party. Chain of Ponds releases a vintage sparkling for $60 … Continue reading

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Rochford Winery, Yarra Valley (Our day on the greens without Segways)

If you’re headed down to Day On The Green in the Yarra Valley, then you will be enjoying the fresh summer lawns of Rochford winery. With Jimmy Barnes lined-up in December and Angel & Cheap Trick in February, there is … Continue reading

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Domaine Chandon, Yarra Valley (No picnics, but antique cars permitted on the grass)

Respect the grass, unless you’re a beautiful antique motorcar in which case, trample all over my body! The sun was out after a week of rain, and I had scored a free ride on the UoM wine society bus. Designated driver – … Continue reading

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UOMSWS Wine Camp Mornington Peninsula Wines tasting (aka The Morning After)

We survived the first night of wine camp. Despite polishing off half the Kraken and chasing a dragon, the attempt for peaceful uninterrupted sleep was not futile. I imagined being close enough to the beach that to hearing the lapping morning waves, mingling … Continue reading

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