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On Preservative Free, Sulphite/Sulfite Free and Natural Wines

An Explanation of Preservative Free, Sulphite/Sulfite Free and Natural Wines For years I have had a bad reaction to wine, or rather to its preservative (sulphur dioxide, food codes 220, 223, 224). The symptoms would be feeling flushed and thirsty,
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Wine for everyman – rethinking the fundamentals of wine

This article was originally published in the Australian Wine Industry Journal, December 2004 by Ken Eckersley With appreciation to the late Professor Emile Peynaud We all eat, drink, smell perfumes and know the experience of bitterness (which is just as
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On wine & cheese matching

(This article was originally published in the magazine “Flavours from the not so far east” first (and only) edition: ’11 Rivers Bounty’, December 2009) The Great Wine and Cheese Event at the Tinamba Hotel. Traditionally wine has been regarded in
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How to Eat Wine (OR Become a Wine Connoisseur in 5 minutes)

“Eating wine” isn’t for everyone. For some it will be so obvious that it is irrelevant. For others, their assumptions about wine will be challenged. Others again will have their confusion cleared. Fortunately, there is a simple test that will
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What is a “Food and Wine Culture”?

Second Feast on East Direct Dinner “Rudder and Fin” restaurant in Lakes Entrance on 21/11/15 Address by Ken Eckersley of Nicholson River Winery It is something we often talk about at FOED and aspire to, but what is it really?
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A Theory on the Balance between Flavour and Mouthfeel in Wine

The side of the truck said – “Feel the taste of Munchies”. This is quite right, and it could also have said “Smell the taste of Munchies”, because taste, whether food or wine, has these two sensory aspects. This will
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How to Enjoy Wine

Wine was regarded in Ancient Greece as a gift from the Gods, one of life’s great pleasures. The exciting world of wine can be opened to you too, if you know a few of the basics.Firstly, wine is a beverage
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Wine Style and Wine Quality

It seems to me that wine style and wine quality are often confused, not only in the minds of wine consumers but more importantly in those of wine judges. The added complication is that ‘style’ is related to ‘fashion’. When
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A Course in How to Enjoy the New Modern Wines

In recent years much has been happening to wine in Australia. There are new varieties and new grape growing areas, such as in Southern and Eastern Victoria. They are often different from mainstream Australian styles and have features and qualities
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Which Wine? Which Food?

Food is meant to sustain us – “what we eat today walks and talks tomorrow”, and, as a bonus, can be a pleasurable sensory experience. Our body evolved so that the need to eat was hardwired into the senses, and
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