Saturday, December 20, 2008

Maggie Beer cooking demonstration

Thinking of planning a seminar, conference or team building exercise in the Adelaide and Barossa region? Why not include a trip to Maggie Beer's Farm Shop and book an exclusive and interactive corporate verjuice cooking demonstration for groups of 10 or more.

These new demonstrations are held in the Farm Shop's Studio Kitchen where the popular television show The Cook and the Chef is filmed.

The demonstrations include straight verjuice tastings, plus audience participation with the preparation and tasting of tender corn-fed chicken tenderloins, sautéed with fresh herbs and deglazed with verjuice, plus Aussie mushrooms sautéed with fresh herbs and deglazed with verjuice and salad with verjuice vinaigrette.

At the end of the demonstrations, each guest will receive a signed copy of Maggie Beer's cooking with verjuice book and a bottle of Maggie Beer's verjuice. The demonstrations cost $15 per person. More information: 08 8562 4477

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

No more Port or Sherry

The wine industry will announce in a few months potential names for the fortified wines sherry, port, tokay and Marsala.

Australia signed a new trade agreement with the European Union last week, agreeing to phase out the use of wine names which are tied to places in Europe.

Chairman of the fortified sustainability project committee, Colin Campbell, says developing the new names has cost the industry a lot of time and up to a million dollars so far.

"We think we've now got to a point where we're on the last phase of our research, just testing names and hopefully from there we're hoping to have at least by March to have the new names out in the arena, so that we can start the process then of launching them and introducing them and promoting them."