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Cool climate wines and brews of Orange

Just 1% of Australian vineyards grow their grapes in areas above 600 metres.   This and a number of geological and topographical factors are what constitute the uniqueness in winemaking in the region of Orange, New South Wales.   Newer in comparison to the old wine household names of the industry, the mineral rich hills of limestone, shales, greywhack overlain and basalt rich soils create a distinct taste and body.

Grapes have more difficulty ripening in cooler climates like Orange,  which result in higher levels of acidity and lower levels of sugar.   Orange’s elevation combines to create a medium to light-bodied aromatic drop which is the perfect storm for connoisseurs who lean more towards light, crisp, and dry wines.

“This time of year in the winemaking cycle is always an exciting time with many of our new vintage wine releases appearing in market and on wine lists.  It is a celebration of bud burst, which symbolises the beginning of the growing process,” said Orange360 General Manager Caddie Marshall. “It is terrific to partner with the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce to showcase more than half of our region’s cool climate wine brands.”

The wine making region of Orange forms a belt of 60 vineyards and 40 cellar doors around the township in which 60% of the wine produced is red.

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Jurassic World Pop-Up: Final Weekend

The school holiday season event at Macarthur Square comes to an end this weekend as the herd of animatronic dinosaurs including Blue, the leading Raptor from the film, Jurassic World stomps its way out of the west. Continue reading Jurassic World Pop-Up: Final Weekend

Try all the dishes before anyone else gets to at Leaf & Co’s research and development kitchen in Wentworth Point

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Chef Ryan brings his beautiful brunch artform from the Northern Beaches to Wentworth Point.  In a stunning display of meticulous plating, he enhances classic brunch dishes  that are influenced by modern Australian, Mediterranean and Korean flavours.   The hybrid fusion of matcha into baked cheese, the crunchy rice bases and exotic cuts of meat theme the jewels of this season’s menu!

For the most part there is uniformity to the menus across all 17 locations but due to the unique setting and demographics of the area, Chef Ryan has been given the freedom to add his magical touch to suit this hidden oasis as it is also the site of the franchise’s research and development kitchen.

This is the place where next seaonn’s menus will be created and Western Suburb diners and passionate food lovers can experience the haute couture of culinary expression at the Leaf & Co Brand’s design kitchen.  Diners will be able to sample off menu dishes and new creations long before they hit stores across the chain.

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McDonalds’ McCafe 25th Anniversary: How DO Australians like their coffee?

As Australia’s most popular barista-made coffee, McCafe is one of the nation’s most successful home-grown inventions. Evolving from its launch in 1993 in Australia’s coffee capital – Melbourne – to now being available in countries right around the world such as Italy, Japan and the United States.  As McCafe marks its silver anniversary, it has unveiled the McCafe Silver Roast Report, lifting the lid on Aussies’ caffeine habits.

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