Phil's career in wine has been a mix of independent retail in the early 90s, to working and studying in the UK knocking over the first two hurdles to the Master of Wine. After returning to to Australia, he worked for Baily and Baily and then began a lengthy stint in wholesale championing a long list of small, independently owned wineries. He has also worked as cellar hand, picker, pruner and a bunch of other inglorious roles, all to keep his feet firmly on the ground and convey a greater appreciation of what happens before wine makes it to your glass.
‘Simple’ cooking is not only delicious, but it can also be easy. The Ottolenghi SIMPLE cookbook delivers the goods with over 130 brilliant recipes from award winning Chef Yotam Otttolenghi. It truly is everything you love about Ottolenghi, made simple.
Tim Smith Wines is a Barossa Valley based producer established in 2001 with the first vintage coming about in 2002. Tim Smith holds over 30+ years of hands-on experience working for other producers in the Barossa Valley as well as overseas. From these adventures, Tim felt he needed to start up his own winery and create wines that he could enjoy himself.
Dinner doesn't always need to be super fancy, and sometimes you just can't beat a big ol' bowl of chicken wings. At the same time, it would be rude not to do those wings justice. So with this homemade pineapple, chili & ginger glaze, you will certainly be doing your wings proud. Oh and no doubt a bottle of ‘Curator’ Resiling will go down a treat! Now, who wants some Pineapple Chicken........
Wine and chocolate were invented for alleviating troubles and providing us with moments of happiness. Back in the 18th century, both wine and chocolate became known as the 'elixirs of life'. In light of Valentine’s Day (and love) Wine Guru, Ali teamed up with Steven Ter Horst, Chocolatier extraordinaire to pair some wines with his indulgent chocolates.
This simple anchovy steak sauce is one that we use regularly in the house. What's even better is it's not just a steak sauce! Imagine (or do have it!) drizzled over tomatoes, used on top of bruschetta or over some pulled lamb and polenta - recipe coming soon!! It's quick to make and adds BAGS of flavour to many dishes.
By now you have probably guessed I'm partial to a glass of wine or two! Yes, I do drink other drinks but wine with dinner after a day of parenting is, well ESSENTIAL!! I have visited many wineries and am part of quite a few wine clubs, and along with visiting local independent bottle shops, I pick up some GREAT bargains online. A good chunk of those come from winedirect.com.au and my mate Dan who is the business development manager there!