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Adam Hollinshead

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  1. The Alternative Wine Movement

    The Alternative Wine Movement

    When I first started working at winedirect.com.au, I thought I had a pretty broad knowledge of wine.  I had bounced around working in bars and restaurants, enjoyed many great bottles with friends and family.  But it took being introduced to new and amazing varietals and almost at a rate of one a week for the first half a year for me to realize just how diverse wine really is.  The wine world does not begin and end with Shiraz. As with most things, when I become fascinated, I do research.  I found that there are over 10,000 different varieties of grape in existence that you can make wine from.  Some have been around for longer than others, some have been grafted from two different parent vines to make a hybrid.  The most famous of which, is Cabernet Sauvignon, which is a blend of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.  I feel “Franc Blanc” would have been a funnier name to go with, but it wasn’t my choice.   The most
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  2. Getting to Know Matt: Dreaming of a Chateau Haut Brion 1953..

    Getting to Know Matt: Dreaming of a Chateau Haut Brion 1953..

    My journey with wine began with a trip to the Barossa with my olds when I was a poor uni student.

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  3. Trains, Champagnes and Baguetting Away With It - Parts 1, 2 & 3

    Trains, Champagnes and Baguetting Away With It - Parts 1, 2 & 3

    After 4 solid days of tasting and meetings with Champagne Houses at Prowein in Dussledorf, Matt headed off to Epernay, Champagne...

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  4. DAY TRIPPER or How to spend a day in Champagne as a side visit when in Paris...

    DAY TRIPPER or How to spend a day in Champagne as a side visit when in Paris...

    If you are lucky enough to be contemplating a visit to Paris, and you are a foodie who loves their wine, why not plan a side trip to the Champagne region as a Day Trip? Trust me, it’s easy to do.

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  5. 2014 Annual Langhorne Creek Winemaker’s Luncheon

    2014 Annual Langhorne Creek Winemaker’s Luncheon

    Last week I was fortunate enough to be a guest of Peter Muscet of Australian Wine Showcase Magazine at the 14<sup>th</sup> Annual Langhorne Creek Winemaker&rsquo;s Luncheon.

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  6. Adam Hollinshead - Director, Marketing & Ecommerce

    Adam Hollinshead - Director, Marketing & Ecommerce

    I came to winedirect.com.au via video game development. Perhaps not the most natural progression but when you consider that previous to video game development I worked at the old Fassina owned Somerton Liquor Barn on Oaklands Road in Somerton Park, it starts to make a little more sense.

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  7. Gourmet-ish Pie Floater

    Gourmet-ish Pie Floater

    1. Get your father-in-law to make some really bloody good pea and ham soup. 2. Pull a Vili's pie out the freezer...

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  8. Bla Pad Khing

    Bla Pad Khing

    Super quick and easy, lightly spiced Thai dish. Perfect when paired with a crisp, fresh dry white...

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  9. John Dory, Crab & Parsley Risotto

    John Dory, Crab & Parsley Risotto

    Indulge much?

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  10. Lamb Rack

    Lamb Rack

    Lovely, sweet lamb with a lifting crumb. So good, treat it to a nice red and they'll be begging for more and more.

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