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During the last decade or two, wine and food have finally coalesced into a harmonious experience for Australians. No longer do we associate fine dining with indoor spaces, pressed napkins and an array of cutlery. Our food industry features the best of what South Australia has to offer in locally-sourced fresh produce and showcases it in al fresco settings in the city, country regions and at our cellar doors.

The list of Bordeaux Châteaux who are opening restaurants amongst their vines or in their cellars continues to grow.  Other vineyards may not have restaurants but that doesn't mean you can't experience their gourmet hospitality! Many will open their doors for you to enjoy the privacy of their dining rooms for a unique French chateau experience.

The Rioja wine district has more than 600 wineries, and there is fierce competition to attract visitors.  Several wineries have sought to gain an edge by including among their services the possibility to dine in the winery to enjoy Rioja’s delicious cuisine, paired with wines from the cellars.

If there’s anything better than a glass of good wine, it’s a glass of good wine with its perfect food partner. From cheese to chocolate – even popcorn and cupcakes – here are some of our favorite food and wine-pairing experiences around the Napa Valley. Most of these experiences are available by reservation only, so plan ahead.

If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, well, then, so too is the way to Rheinhessen’s! And combined with the perfect glass of wine, falling in love with the greatest German region of winegrowing and its food is guaranteed. Pervaded with tradition, the Rhine-Hessian cuisine is a hearty one.

Are you looking for an unusual food and drinks event near Lausanne? There it is! Thanks to the culinary organization “Lausanne à Table”, which brings people together, locals and tourists. This is also the best occasion to try a culinary battle, an apero-run or a special food workshop at the Miam Festival… Cheers!

The weather did not stop the Casablanca Harvest Festival 2019 from being a success. As in previous years, thousands of people attended this celebration of wine and enjoyed the music, atmosphere and especially; best wines and sparkling wines of cold weather. The Municipal Stadium was the space chosen to host the largest winemaking event in Casablanca, an ideal place for attendees to taste different emblematic vineyards of Valley and live an unforgettable experience. People were able to enjoy more than 14 exhibiting vineyards and 80 places between gastronomy and crafts.

Although Malbec is King in Mendoza, it doesn’t mean that Mendoza’s winemakers rest on their laurels. Mendoza is a hive of innovation with hundreds of winemakers working in the wine region and developing new styles and wines to delight winelovers around the world. Here are some wine trends in Mendoza to keep your eye on:

 

SPLIT is a brand belonging to the Vinko company which, in turn, is the result of the partnership between three entrepreneurial friends and a group of companies belonging to a family linked to the wine sector for the past fifteen generations.

It’s not hard to see why South Australia holds a place among nine other Great Wine Capitals of the World.

The first European settlers to Adelaide and surrounding regions recognised the potential to produce wines from its soils, aided by a Mediterranean climate which encompassed the spectrum from freezing winters to hot, arid summers. Vineyards were planted in and around the colony soon after its establishment, and further afield in the fertile valleys of Clare and the Barossa.

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