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Tasting Australia

Friday, April 30th, 2010

They let me loose amongst the barrels at Seppelts Winery in the Barossa Valley. Look at the barrels! We tried a 100 year-old port which is to be released tomorrow for around $1000 Australian a bottle! My favourite was the 25 year-old DP90 Rare Tawny – nutty and dry, like spicy walnuts and coffee, toffee and leather. Gorgeous!

Also, we cooked lunch with South Australia’s legend Maggie Beer. What an experience. Lobster, olives baked in reduced red wine, her famous roast chickens, baked pumpkin with verjuice, and to finish a stunning quince pastry tart with vanilla and elderflower ice cream. The sun shone. The day was brilliant. The Barossa is amazing!