Category Archives: wine

capital radio

We’ve both been on the road this week, so not a lot of blogging time. The hilarious thing is that we both went to Canberra for work, separately. We overlapped a night – had some pretty good Moroccan pizza on … Continue reading

Posted in birds, Canberra, Clonakilla, cycling, Hilltops, Jugiong, Murrumbateman, wine, wineries | 1 Comment

Young and restless

A couple of weeks ago, while driving back from a work trip to Bathurst (CSU has a campus there, so we’ve both been a few times), Dan left a trail of cherry pits from Young to Cootamundra. He had just … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, Ballinaclash, cherries, farmers market, fruit, Hilltops, strawberries, wine, Young | 6 Comments

“The festival will start small…”

This was a line in the Daily Advertiser article about the first Wagga multicultural festival, that took place last Saturday.  We heard about it a few weeks ago, and were thrilled at the thought of food and entertainment from around … Continue reading

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Hot and stickie

When we told people in Canada (those who know about wine) what part of Australia we were going to, most had no idea where the Riverina was located. It is actually a distinct wine region, but not a famous one. … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Canada, Corowa, Cowra, durif, Edmonton, muscat, Rutherglen, stickies, topaque, wine, wineries | Leave a comment

Goon squad

This week in the Wagga Daily Advertiser newspaper, there was an article about a local winemaker complaining that a proposed new tax structure might put him and other, similar boutique winemakers out of business. The purpose of the law is … Continue reading

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Wine and cheese at work

CSU has, as strange as it may seem, both a winery and a cheesery. Yes, that might seem odd, but then again, this is Australia, where many things are a bit odd. In our time knowing about them – from … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, cheese, CSU, wine | 5 Comments

How to speak Australian, Part 3

Yes, it’s another installment of our popular feature on the Australian language. In fact, the phrase ‘how to speak Australian’ is a common Google search that sends people to our blog (welcome strangers!). Most days, our lives proceed as normal… … Continue reading

Posted in bogans, bug spray, cat litter, cats, cooking, ferals, food, pet supplies, rissoles, spiders, Uncategorized, wine | 1 Comment

This little piggy…

One cold day in January a couple of years ago, while Lisa was off at a conference (somewhere much warmer), Dan almost ran over a coyote on 119 Street in Edmonton, alongside the U of A farm. It was still … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, beef, cheese, farmers market, food, kangaroo, market, pie, pistachios, sausage, vegetables, wine | Leave a comment

Global homelessness

OK, so we’re not trying to make light of a serious issue, but we are, technically, homeless. A couple of days ago, our lawyer did the lawyer stuff, the real estate agents did the real estate stuff, and the new … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Moving, real estate, Riverina, small town culture, wagga, weather, wine | 1 Comment

See you later, buenos noches, bye bye…

OK, so we aren’t gone yet.  We still officially live in Edmonton, but have been away for the past 10 days (so no blogging). We’re now back for a couple of weeks before another venture.  And it seems to be … Continue reading

Posted in bogans, Canada, family, Owen Sound, pie, small town culture, wildlife, wine | 6 Comments