Leaders set the Values

By | June 19th, 2016|Cabernet Franc, From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc, Learning & Leadership|

Founder Director Leo Mooney welcomes us to Yarra Valley Dairy Two weeks ago, it was a pleasure to be able to do a mini-launch of my book “Paradise Rescued – From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc” at the Yarra Valley Dairy cheese factory. It was inspirational to listen to Leo Mooney, the founder

Shake Up Your Next Menu – With Cabernet Franc

By | May 14th, 2016|Paradise Rescued|

This week, we have invited Lauren Walsh, aka The Swirling Dervish to write a #Food4CabFranc guest blog for us. Lauren has a passion for wine, its stories, the connections between nature and humans but above all a very keen sense of pairing good food with great wines. Lauren is a qualified Certified Specialist of Wine,

#Food4CabFranc 4: Fresh Grouper in Puttanesca Sauce

By | May 14th, 2016|#Food4CabFranc, Cabernet Franc, Learning, Marketing & Media|

The general "old wine school" rule of thumb is to never pair a red wine with fish. In this great #Food4CabFranc recipe, Lauren Walsh (The Swirling Dervish) changes all those old rules in preparing this fresh Grouper Puttanesca recipe. Richer types of fish like Grouper, Salmon or Tuna go better with a food friendly wine such as

#Food4CabFranc 3: Roasted Chicken Thighs with Vegetables

By | May 14th, 2016|#Food4CabFranc, Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media|

In #Food4CabFranc 3 we present another of Lauren Walsh's (The Swirling Dervish) wonderful recipes to pair with Cabernet Franc wine. Chicken is a great white meat - yes white meat, you got it - to team up with CabFranc. Such is the versatility of Cabernet Franc wine that it can accompany a wide range of

#Food4CabFranc 2: Roasted Stuffed Poblano Peppers

By | May 12th, 2016|#Food4CabFranc, Cabernet Franc|

The second of our #Food4CabFranc recipes comes from Lauren Walsh (aka The Swirling Dervish) (Twitter @theswirlingderv) (Facebook The Swirling Dervish) who is a Wine Explorer and Educator. And, as you will see, a great chef also. She also has a passion for Cabernet Franc wines and loves finding / creating great dishes to pair with

#Food4CabFranc 1: Shrimp Creole

By | January 31st, 2016|#Food4CabFranc|

It is tempting to assume that dishes that contain some spice and / or chilli are wine unfriendly. Cabernet Franc is one of the few varietals that can really pair well with a bit – I said a bit – of spice. Our opening recipe in our series of #Food4CabFranc comes from Troy Evans, aka

Introducing Food for Cabernet Franc – #Food4CabFranc

By | January 18th, 2016|#Food4CabFranc|

We are proud this year to bring our readers a new topic and theme. Oh and another hashtag! We would like to introduce and present Food for Cabernet Franc which quickly becomes #Food4CabFranc. Cabernet Franc is one of the best red wine varietals for pairing with food Quite simply, Cabernet Franc is one of the

#WineTips 21 – Food Pairing

By | August 1st, 2013|#WineTips, Learning|

Pairing food and wine - bit of a puzzle? Pairing food and wine - bit of a puzzle? Food / wine pairing is a very challenging topic which could arguably go for a very long time. When faced with a seemingly huge wine list in a restaurant and a table full of thirsty friends