What happens when a food and wine writer visits a wine and food region? Well, a lot of eating and drinking, great conversations, a little learning and a lot of laughing and a food coma at the end.
I met some great people (including Ewan McPherson of Symphony Hill Wines pictured above) when I visited the Granite Belt recently and I've written all about it in this fortnight's edition of Bmag.
Here's the people and the story below.
|Symphony Hill Wine Maker Mike Hayes|
|Steve Messiter makes sparkling wines at Giraween Estate|
|Chef Drew - aka Andrew Simpson -cooked up a gourmet meal in our own cottage|
|Jim Barnes pours me some wine to taste at Hidden Creek|
|Learning how to be a winemaker from Peter at the Queensland College of Wine|
|Tasting wines at Summit Estates with Eugene Paramonoff|
|Alba Conti from Wisteria Cottage in her chocolate shop|
|The girls at the Jersey Girls Cafe at Granite Belt Dairy with Karen Deeth|
Click on the image to enlarge for easy reading - and yes - I did this all in one weekend!