Sunday, September 12, 2010


Inflatable astronauts in pink tutus (top) provided a popular talking point for Adelaide locals and tourists alike during the 2010 Fringe Festival, while the fate of our beloved Adelaide Oval (above) remains a point of controversy for our chauffeured elite and hill-dwelling swillers alike.

As much as I love living in Adelaide; a city surrounded by world class wine regions just a step away in every direction (well, except west), I can't help but feel that we're left out from time to time when it comes to other fun wine matters.

I was reading my Clonakilla newsletter the other day, which made mention of a series of dinners put on by winemaker Tim Kirk across the nation, organised to highlight the most exquisite representations of terroir available from Australia. The wines Tim's chosen for the dinner are:- Grosset Polish Hill Riesling, Giaconda Chardonnay, Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir, Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier, Wendouree Shiraz, Cullen Diana Madeline and Morris Old Premium Muscat, which, in my view, is about as close to a perfect line-up of Australian wines as you'll find. But wait, here's the catch; these sublime dinners are taking place in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth...


  1. SA is the most parochial wine market in Australia...

  2. Certainly no disagreements from me on that one. Would Queensland be the least parochial wine market in Australia? What about the Northern Territory?

  3. My boss is a south east Qld wine maker - and I can assure you he is extremely parochial, as well he should be :)


  4. Thanks for the comment Tim, it's good to hear that there are some parochial Qld wine drinkers out there! Just for interest, would you call yourself one? ;)