Zinfandel – Grape Variety
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“Turbo-charged blackberry meeting a spice warehouse” Matthew Jukes. Makes Dry red wines that can be bold and full-bodied with high alcohol and moderate tannins or off-dry Blush wines known as “White Zinfandel” in California   Origin – Croatia – known … Read More

Lemon Mascarpone Tart with Summer Fruits
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From Cravecheese.com Serves 8 Ingredients: 1 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough 1 450g Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics-Mascarpone, at room temperature 1 jar lemon curd 475 g fresh raspberries Method: Preheat oven to 175C. 1.Slice cookie dough into discs about 1 … Read More

Z is for Zinfandel
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This is my favourite grape variety; so in many ways I have saved the best until last for this A-Z blogging Challenge. This red grape variety has its homeland in California. It is also one and the same grape as … Read More

Wine & Chocolate Anyone?
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Avid readers of my column in the ABWM magazine may recall this article was originally published there in May 2010.  I always refer to what I consider to be a wine & food match made in heaven.  So if this … Read More

Chinese Wines & Food to Match
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With Chinese New Year around the corner I thought it appropriate to discuss all things Chinese.  On a recent trip to China I tried Great Wall wine – Chardonnay to be precise and whilst it didn’t smell or taste very … Read More