Established in 1977 by Dr John Lagan, Xanadu Wines has now been making wine for over 40 years.  Recently winning 3 trophy’s at the 2017 National Wine Awards, including Best Cabernet for the 5th year running, and taking out Best Wine of Show at the Six Nations Wine Challenge 2017 […]

Wining & Dining at Xanadu, Margaret River

Western Australia has some fantastic wine regions.  Most commonly known are Margaret River and the Swan Valley, but there are so many more emerging.  One of these is the Geographe Region, approximately 2hrs south of Perth, which encompasses the Ferguson Valley, Donnybrook, Capel, Harvey & Busselton. I was lucky enough […]

The Wine Loft – Geographe Region

The Perth Royal Show conjures up images of fairground rides, glossy animals paraded, families enjoying a day out, showbags, candyfloss, hot dogs and a whole lotta fun.  You may not realise that along with all of this, the team behind the Perth Royal Show also have a very difficult task […]

2017 Perth Royal Food Awards Launch

I love Netflix.  Its especially great now that the weather is turning cold, wet & miserable. So many great shows, so many awful shows that are somehow addicting, new movies, old movies, stupid movies, documentaries, shows to entertain the kids, shows to entertain adults.  There’s even a few hours of […]

Netflix & Chill-ed Wine

After our chaotic exit from Paris, we headed straight towards the coast towards Normandy.  Normandy is known for Camembert and Cider, and is quiet easy to find cider marinated Camembert too… a match made in heaven! We stayed in Tourneur, approximately 3 hours from Paris.  Thanks to Airbnb we stayed […]

Bayeux & Normandy – History, Cheese & Cider

Its coming up 1.5 years since Martin & Loraine from Pandemonium Estate opened their cellar door in the Swan Valley. They’re still going strong, and are just as lovely & welcoming as the first time I met them, along with still making fantastic wines! Read about my initial Pandemonium experience […]

Vintage in the Valley – Shiraz Launch at Pandemonium Estate

France. It invokes thoughts of food, wine, the beautiful countryside & vineyards, the busy, elegant city of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and so much more. I’ve wanted to go to France for as long as I can remember, and during our 3 month trip we spent a quarter […]

Paris, City of Light

For our second day in Cairo, we had to see the pyramids. We had booked a private tour for two prior to leaving Australia with Egypt Day Tours for $120USD. We were contacted us the night before to confirm our accommodation and pick up, and Mimmo, our tour guide, was waiting […]

And we’re off! First Stop, Cairo, Egypt – Part ...

Great wine, great food & great company… definitely the best way to start a Saturday morning!  I was lucky enough to do exactly that this weekend at Sittella Winery in the Swan Valley. Sittella was started by Simon & Maaike Burns back in 1998, after buying the land in the […]

Harvest at Sittella Winery

When we first started planning the trip of a lifetime, we asked ourselves our ‘must visit’ spots to see. Hungry Husband has always had the Great Pyramids of Giza on his bucket list, so Cairo, Egypt was a logical location. I was not convinced at first, so we umm-ed and […]

And we’re off! First stop, Cairo, Egypt – Part ...