I spent 24-hours in Orange last weekend taking in some key events at the 2015 Orange Wine Festival. The highlight of my visit was the Barrel to Bottle Chardonnay masterclass at my favourite winery in the region: De Salis Wines. Winemaker Charlie Svenson was incredibly candid and generous with both his winemaking techniques, and with pouring his museum release wines.
Who doesn’t love Champagne? Last week was the launch of what will now be a fortnightly event, in the secluded back of The Roosevelt - the seductive Monroe Room.