November 2015 and the second National Training Academy has been successfully completed at Andi-Co Australia head office and showroom in Oakleigh Melbourne. Retailers flown in from across Australia were treated to boutique accommodation at the Adelphi Hotel, Little Flinders lane Melbourne which was just the beginning of their three day experience with Falcon cooking, Liebherr Refrigeration and Wine Cellars.Read More ›
Burgundy vs. Barol - The Wine of Kings
Apparently a battle of these two wine regions that has been raging for some time now. Whether you are in the French or Italian camp the discussions and beliefs are strong.
On the 22nd of August I was fortunate enough to attend one such battle at Ombra Salumi Bar in Bourke Street. Melbourne.
Luke Campbell from “Vinified Wine Services” was the organiser of the evening and I must say after sampling and drinking wines (yes drinking not just tasting =]) from these two distinctive regions I now have an appreciation of the similarities between the Pinot Noir of Burgundy and Nebbiolo of Barolo actually are.
I would suggest that if you have any interest in either of these regions that you Google them, it is an interesting read. Believe it or not the Celts were growing and producing wine in the Burgundy region as early as 51BC and that’s a long time ago in anyone’s book.
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Less than one month into my new and exciting role as Category Manager – Wine Cellars Liebherr and I am treated to an experience that most if not all lovers of anything wine would die for.
I got to meet, shake hands with and co-present a trophy with none other than Mr James Halliday AM at the “James Halliday Australian Wine Companion Awards” on Wednesday 24th of July.
This prestigious event was held at Zagamie in Swan Street Richmond. Imagine being surrounded by Australia’s best wines, Maserati’s, Ferrari’s! I think I died and went to heaven!
Anyway enough about me more about the evening and awards.
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