Tag: Jenny Schmidt

A gouda time at the Australian Grand Dairy Awards

Eating cheese and drinking wine on a warm summer night. Does life get any better? It does if the cheese board is entirely made up of championship winners from the Australian Grand Dairy Awards. The AGDA celebrated the cream of…

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From Ballarat to Beerllarat: craft beer in regional Victoria

The Ballarat Beer Festival provided an excellent reason to escape the city for the day and go on a mini adventure. My intrepid plus one and I boarded the V-Line with a number of other Melbourne based beer enthusiasts for…

Living the cream as an apprentice cheese judge

Sweet cheesus! It was a cheese fever dream of epic portions at the The Australian Grand Dairy Awards judging table. The annual awards recognise the cream of the crop from around Australia. And this year they cooked up something extra…

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Sour Beer Smackdown at The Terminus Hotel

The Terminus Hotel didn’t let a flood warning stand in their way of celebrating the first weekend of summer. The team kicked off the summer drinking season with Sour-Off, their latest installment in the popular Craft Beer Showdown series. The…

Yokocho

Meet Yokocho – Melbourne’s Newest ‘Alleyway of Food’

Looking for something new and refreshing in the CBD? Yokocho is the new kid on the Bourke Street. The venue is dishing up Japanese style street food (at CBD prices). The interior decor is exposed concrete chic. But for an after…

Rain or shine, it’s gin time!

Melbourne: your dedication to drinking gin knows no bounds. Thunder, lighting, and sideways rain won’t stand in the way of a good gin and tonic. Juniperlooza, Melbourne’s first gin festival, kicked off with sunny skies on a warm Saturday afternoon…

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Enter The Dragon with Moutai

What’s the most consumed spirit in the world? Vokda? Whisky? Rum? Turns out the answer is Baijiu, (pronounced “bye-joe”) a traditional Chinese alcoholic drink. The spirit is in a category of its own, like whisky or gin. So the flavour…

Vivid White

Vivid White ‘owns’ the Australian property market

Vivid White is brilliant. Melbourne Theatre Company brought Eddie Perfect’s clever satire to life at the Southbank Theatre. This world premier about the Melbourne property market hit close to home. Perfect set his sights on middle class aspirations and turned…

A Fully Booked Dinner for Women in Food and Beverage

Women, prepare to be inspired. Fully Booked has created a ‘social community for women in food and drinks (and those that support them).’ Founder Sharlee Gibb’s latest endeavor (and largest one yet) brought together an incredible assortment of talented women for…