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  • Andrew Thomas - It's all about the red and white

    18 Jul 2016
    Sounds obvious for a wine maker that the passion for the red and white would be all consuming.In Andrew Thomas’s case, he is also passionate about the red and white in the jersey...

  • Seeing Europe the hard way

    04 Jul 2016
    By Adrian Rollins, Editor, Australian MedicineIn the past, when winter hit hard in Australia, those who could afford it would fly to Europe to bask in the Mediterranean sunshine,...

  • Ford farewell

    20 Jun 2016
    In October Ford will cease manufacturing in Australia forever.General Motors and Toyota will follow suit next year.Ford started assembling cars in Australia in 1925 with the Model...

  • Driving fatigue

    17 May 2016
    Doctors are very well acquainted with what it’s like to work long hours under pressure.The experience begins in the undergraduate years with what seems like a Herculean effort to...

  • Nebbiolo – lifting the fog

    17 May 2016
    Why Nebbiolo? I asked this question of Karen Coats and Dr Prue Keith, owners of Virago Estate in Beechworth, Victoria. They both replied that the serendipitous exposure to this...

  • Thrills by Koonunga Hill

    05 Apr 2016
    Penfolds deserves credit where it is due.It’s easy to knock the big players, especially when they are owned by multinational companies and seem to be run by those “faceless men”....

  • MGB – turning back time

    05 Apr 2016

  • My Aged Care – “Wouldn’t be without them”

    16 Feb 2016
    After 19 years on the road, it was inevitable that my beloved Volvo V70 wagon would catch a cold and break down some time.As these things happen, it halted right at the entry to...

  • Forget Sake, let the Koshu pour

    16 Feb 2016
    Most people, if asked to name a Japanese alcohol, would reply ‘sake’, or perhaps Suntory whiskey or Asahi beer. It comes as a surprise to many to find that Japan is an emerging...

  • Does Christmas and moderation mix?

    14 Dec 2015
    The big man will be stumbling from house to house as he consumes endless beers left outside Australian houses on Christmas night. There is not much call for milk and cookies...