You can smell the Powdery Mildew growing

Yesterday I said we were spraying. Gee I am glad we did.  This is a photo of the weather today.  Warm, Humid and Cloudy.  Three things Powdery Mildew loves best (it doesn’t need rain to grow). And this is a critical time for Powdery Mildew infection.  Flowering is just beginning and if there is the […]

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Spraying, Spraying, Spraying

This time of year we are pretty busy.  Spraying and more spraying.  Ast I type this Matt is doing laps of the Riesling block.  I should really go out and relieve him so he can have lunch. Today we are spraying Sulphur, Copper and a Foliar Fertiliser. Sulphur: stops Powdery Mildew growing (I saw some […]

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Summer Strawberries

Fantastic, fresh and fragrant – a beautiful pairing! R139 with strawberries from Sophie at Littlewood Berry Farm, the only problem now is how to serve them: Naked; Dipped in chocolate; with cream and icecream; with balsamic vinegar and sour cream or as Strawberries in the Snow? Too many decisions.  

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Zebras, sweet things and Christmas!

      No, Pressing Matters has not moved to Tanzania, but these sweet creatures are literally across the road from us at Zoo Doo Wildlife Park, Richmond, along with lions, tigers and meerkats!  However, my favourites are the marmosets. Another sweet thing is the recent release of our Tasting Pack (currently set at a special price) which […]

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Delightful Decadent Dessert

Fabulous Cold Caramel Souffle from Churros Cafe, Island Markets in Hobart paired with the 2010 Riesling R139. A taste-off between the 1988 Chateau Climens and the R139 had the 2010 R139 in front as a lighter, fresher dessert wine than the  Climens (a great wine in its own right).

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Travelling home with some Tasmanian wine?

This is such an amazing tip I just learnt. Put your next bottle of Tasmanian wine from a cellar door visit  into a sock. This will keep your wine undamaged in your suitcase. But be very careful, make sure you put the heel of the bottle into the heel of the sock, and wrap the excess […]

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