2
Apr
2017
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In February I was

in New Zealand, drinking and thinking pinot noir. I went to the PinotNoirNZ three-day event in Wellington, where I was one of about 600 people, talking, drinking, tasting and philosophising. It’s always a great event: this year the themes this...
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19
Jan
2017
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This week I am

starting to cook again, after a week off in Canberra, where I saw the Versailles exhibition at the National Gallery – less exciting than I had hoped. It made sense largely because I had been to Versailles and read a...
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23
Dec
2016
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This week I am

like everyone else, considering what has been a horrid year internationally, and remembering happier small highlights of the year. The surprise was the food of Scotland, and its beer. I knew a bit about malt whisky, and took pleasure in...
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19
Oct
2016
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This week I am

enjoying some of my favourite Melbourne restaurants. Funny thing about Melbourne restaurants: how many of them are hidden from view. Up unmarked flights of steps in laneways is The French Saloon, which is doubly hard to find because the address...
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