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Mid-Winter's Night Banquet At Dusty Hill
26th May 2005: If you're a fan of Dusty Hill Vineyard's periodic soirees you'd better mark June 25th down in your calendar now. To celebrate the winter solstice (albeit a couple of days late - it actually falls on June 22nd this year) the Hill will be holding a Mid Winter's Night Banquet for 60 guests that should have most attendees either seeing double and/or talking in tongues by the end of the evening. As regular readers probably know, over the last year Dusty Hill have been pioneering gala winery nights in the Moffatdale area. And they've gradually built up quite a reputation for it. So much so that their last few special events have been either total sell-outs or the next closest thing to it. And while no-one could accuse the Hill's soirees of being cheap, they do represent good value if you really want to let your hair down. Why? Because they're a total package that includes food, wine and transport. The up-coming Mid Winter's Night Banquet is no different. For $135 per head (or $120 per head if you're already a member of the Hill's wine club) you can get to enjoy all the food you can eat and all the wine you can drink; live musical entertainment; free transport to and from all the accommodation venues in and around Murgon; and a slap-up breakfast at the vineyard's Cafe the next morning to see you on your way. If you'd like to book tickets, though, you'd best be quick about it. I doubt they'll last long. You can do so by phoning Dusty Hill on (07) 4168 4700; by mobile on (0417) 684-700 or via email.
Kingaroy Cheese Scores Gold At Sydney Show
Chris Ganzer of Kingaroy Cheese23rd May 2005: A little less than two weeks ago I mentioned that Kingaroy Cheese - whose production has increased by about 33% over last 12 months as demand for its cheeses continues to grow - was competing at the Australian Speciality Cheesemaker's Show in Sydney (see story 11th May 2005). I'm now pleased to report that this exciting firm has walked away with a Gold Medal yet again: this time for their Stuart River Triple Cream Brie. This isn''t the first time the company have won gold at this very, very prestigious event and cheesemaker Chris Ganzer is understandably delighted with the result. "This is a very exciting outcome not only for our company but also for the State's dairying industry in general," he said. "I don't think anyone would dispute that deregulation has hit the Queensland industry particularly hard. There's been a lot of bad news over the last few years from the farm gate right through to the factory floor and I don't think consumers are noticeably better off for it either. But this award demonstrates that no matter what, there are still Queensland companies out there striving to produce the highest quality cheese.and dairy products. And that with the maturing of Australian palates there are now plenty of consumers out there who now demand this too." Chris will now be placing the latest gold medal into Kingaroy Cheese's trophy case to join the barrow-load of other gongs the firm has won since the company was founded in the old William Street Butter Factory just a few years ago. And - of course! - going back to making top notch cheeses. Photo above: Cheesemaker Chris Ganzer of Kingaroy Cheese with a batch of the firm's nationally-acclaimed products.
Indian Cookery Classes At Burning Beats
Paul Stoddart from Burning Beats Cafe20th May 2005: Interested in learning how to cook Indian food? If so, then you should book yourself a place at the Burning Beats Café's first-ever Indian Cookery course, which will be held on Sunday 5th June 2005. Over the last couple of years the Café's owner/chef Paul Stoddart (pictured at right) has had major success with his popular Thai cookery classes and the new Indian cookery class will follow the same model. Paul told me that many of his customers have been asking for Indian cuisine lessons for a fair while. "I've already accumulated a list of approximately 50 people who are interested in attending", Paul said. Students who go along to the course will have the opportunity to watch practical demonstrations as well as get some get hands-on experience in preparing exotic dishes using traditional Indian techniques and ingredients - and then be able to eat the results! Some of the dishes that will be demonstrated on the day are the all-important home made Tandoori Paste; Alu Ghosh (a fantastic beef and potato curry); Dhal (a traditional lentil dish); Sweet Potato and Spinach Curry; Chicken Passanra Curry and a selection of condiments and Indian salads. Paul told me one of the most important aspects of the course is explaining how curries should be eaten and which accompaniments are appropriate to individual dishes. "The day should be a fairly casual and relaxed experience for students but they'll be able to get their hands dirty if they like," Paul said. The course will run from 10.00am until approximately 3.00pm and bookings - if you're quick! - can be made by calling the Café on (07) 4162-3932 or via email. PS: Burning Beats will be closed for 3-weeks from 22nd June 2005 while Paul and his partner Kerry take a much needed study break to Vietnam. Expect some amazing new dishes on the Cafe's menu when they return.
Region To Get Better Winery Signage In Next Few Years
Wine Minister Margaret Keech17th May 2005: Since her appointment at the last State election as Queensland's first ever Minister for Wine, I've written several stories about Margaret Keech (pictured at right) and her ongoing work to develop the Queensland wine industry. So far most people I've spoken to seem very happy with the job she's doing. And if progress on particular matters sometimes seems a bit slow, it's only because Minister Keech holds down several other portfolios (such as Tourism and Fair Trading); because a lot of the work she's doing is pretty fundamental stuff that's never been properly addressed before; and because some of it involves the co-operation of several different Government departments to bring into effect. One of these jobs involves introducing some sensible reforms into the State's often arcane liquor licensing laws - particularly as they apply to wine (see story 23rd February 2005). And another - which I'm pleased to be writing about today - is the gradual introduction of standardised road signage for the State's wineries so that tourists can readily identify not only when they're entering or leaving a major wine region (in particular, the South Burnett and the Granite Belt) but also where the wineries are physically located inside those regions. Very soon big signs will be going up around the Granite Belt to do this. And within the next 24 months or so you can expect to see similar signage erupt right across the South Burnett too. The wine region and winery signs will be modelled on existing signage already used in Victoria which both States hope to turn into a national standard. And unless grapes get planted soon at Blackbutt or Yarraman in the south of Kilkivan Shire in north, visitors can probably expect to be welcomed to the South Burnett wine region just south of Nanango and slightly north of Moffatdale.
South Burnett Training Women In Hospitality To Meet Skills Shortages
Gerreldine Abbey, Tiffany Abbey and Amy Burgess14th May 2005: If you've ever wondered if there's a future in tourism, wonder no more! Right now 20 women are being trained in hospitality at the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE in Kingaroy as part of a return to work program. The program is in a response to a skills shortage in our region's hospitality and tourism industry which was identified by a local advisory group headed by CTC Employment. CTC then initiated the program as part of a Community Training Partnership and secured f $120,000 from the Queensland State Government to run it. The women are doing a Certificate II hospitality program and the goal of the initiative is to train people who are long term unemployed wanting to return to the workforce or part-time workers looking to improve their skills so they can find more satisfying permanent employment. Student Amy Burgess (pictured far right) said she was doing the hospitality course so she could re-enter the workforce after having children at a young age. Amy has worked in hospitality before but would like to get a job in a winery. "It's something different and I have an interest in wines," she said. "The skills I'm getting in this course are practical and I won't have to guess what to do when I get employed. I'll be able to a help to my boss straight away and shouldn't need much further training." Gerreldine Abbey (pictured at left) is the mother of Tiffany Abbey (pictured at middle) and they're doing the course together to jointly improve their employment prospects. Gerreldine wants more customer skills so she can change her career path after working in hospitality before and running a hotel kitchen. Mrs Abbey said "I'm tired of cooking and want to deal more with customers and the public. The training I'm getting from TAFE is giving me the skills to do so." Daughter, Tiffany, 14, is currently a Year 10 student at the Kingaroy TAFE campus and is doing the course to get extra skills. In the coming weeks, students will receive hands-on experience as they commence work experience in various South Burnett restaurants, wineries and hotels. Photo: Amy Burgess, Tiffany Abbey and Gerreldine Abbey are doing a TAFE hospitality course funded by a Community Training Partnership to help meet skills shortages in the South Burnett's tourism and hospitality industries.
Kingaroy Cheese Production Up 33%
Kingaroy Cheese11th May 2005: With embattled milk producer Parmalat Australia closing its soft cheese and butter factory in Warwick within the next six months and recently announced job cuts in jobs at Dairy Farmers' Toowoomba factory, its probably not surprising to hear that the South Burnett's boutique cheese factory Kingaroy Cheese has been experiencing higher demand for its products lately. Master Cheesemaker Chris Ganzer told me this week that although the industry's mass producers haven't posed any direct competition to his company, the closures and cut-backs are effectively leaving Queensland with an industry base of boutique manufacturers. "This year our annual production has increased from 9 tonnes to 12 tonnes", Chris said, "and I think it's a reflection of how sophisticated Queenslanders palates have become as mass-produced cheeses disappear off their dinner tables". The award-winning cheesemaker has just entered its range of cheeses into this month's Sydney's Speciality Cheesemaker's Show (held on 22nd may 2005) and I'm sure lots of people will be interested in the result. Kingaroy Cheese has already racked up 3 gold medals from previous appearances at the event. And for the first time in any competition, Chris is entering the company's popular soft Quark cheese (Quark is a European style cream cheese). I've also been informed that the latest issue of Australian Vogue Traveller has a special feature on Crème Fraiche, which includes… you guessed it! Kingaroy Crème Fraiche.
Have Lunch With Peter Howard At Captain's Paddock
Peter Howard8th May 2005: On Sunday 15th May Captain's Paddock Vineyard at Booie will be presenting a sneak preview of their upcoming 2003 Double Pruned Shiraz (otherwise known as The Last Syrah) at a special luncheon hosted by celebrity chef Peter Howard. From 11.30am until late in the afternoon, diners will be treated to a 5-course barbeque lunch cooked by the man himself with choices of entrees and main courses taken straight from the pages of Peter's new cookbook "Licence To Grill" (which is also being launched at the affair). The lunch will be finished off with Kingaroy Cheese and a home made chocolate sticky date pudding with all courses be accompanied by matching wines. Mr Howard will also have copies of his books on hand for autographing and purchase and he'll displaying and discussing his own new range of food products as well. Paddock owner Mary-Anne Pidcock told me it's a sign of the South Burnett's coming of age when well-known wine and food commentators like Peter Howard make regular visits to the region. "Attendees can expect Peter to share his well-known enthusiasm and passion for South Burnett wine and food," she said. The vineyard will also take the opportunity to launch the latest bottles of their award winning Rosetta rose-style wine. I've also been warned that with only a week to go, seats are at a premium. So reserve your spot ASAP if you want to enjoy what promises to be a very interesting afternoon indeed! You can make a booking by phoning the Paddock on (07) 4162-4534 or via email. Photo: Celebrity chef Peter Howard, who'll be giving guests a good grilling at Captain's Paddock next Sunday.
Ramon Whitten Vies For Apprentice Of The Year
Ramon Whitten5th May 2005: Newly qualified chef Ramon Whitten, who now runs the kitchen at Explorers Restaurant at the Burke and Wills Motor Inn in Kingaroy following the departure of chef Steve Gudzinski (see story 20th April 2005), has been short-listed for the 2005 Queensland Training Awards Apprentice of the Year. Regular readers may recall that back in March Ramon took out an award at the PCA South Burnett Culinary Competition held at the Tarong Mine Wine and Food in the Park Festival. Ramon told me that after he was nominated for the training award he was short-listed and interviewed in Gympie by a panel judges last week . "I was very happy with the way the interview went and I'm just thrilled that I've got this far", he told me. Although the 32-year-old chef had only decided to undergo his chef's apprenticeship in recent years, he has more than 10 years of hands-on experience cooking in many establishments throughout Queensland. Several years ago Ramon ran the kitchen at the former Brisbane restaurant Arrivederci - which has been recently renovated and renamed Restaurant Louvre for the popular reality TV program My Restaurant Rules. The Apprentice of the Year Award is judged first in Townsville (at the regional level) on 18th June with a prizes of a trophy, certificate and $500.00. Regional winners will then be judged at the state level with an opportunity to nominate for the Australian finals. I'd certainly like to wish Ramon the best of luck and I'm everyone who's enjoyed his work at first hand would too. Naturally, I'll keep you updated on his progress. Photo: Apprentice of the Year nominee Ramon Whitten in action at the 2005 PCA South Burnett Culinary Competition (photo by Clive Lowe courtesy of PCA)
New Autumn Recipes From Cahill's Wines
John Cahill2nd May 2005: Regular readers will be aware that every season for the last half year now, the South Burnett's smallest - but arguably pluckiest! - winemaker John Cahill has been releasing seasonal recipes to accompany his wines. I thought this was such a good idea when John kicked it off that we've been making them available right here on South Burnett Cuisine in Adobe PDF format so you can print them out and try them at home yourself. And in this vein I'm pleased to report that John (pictured at right) has just released two more recipes for Autumn: one for a Pot Roast Silverside on Champ Potato with a Horseradish Cream Sauce and the other for a Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Tropical Fruit Salsa. I must confess that John asked for my advice with these two recipes, but then he went on to add some special twists of his own. The two dishes are (naturally!) matched with Cahill's Kingaroy Ridge Shiraz and Tawny Port - which you can only obtain at the Carrollee Hotel bottle shop in Kingaroy. John told me that the weather really determined his choices. "I reckon that a typical South Burnett autumn delivers warm days and brisk evenings. So people start getting inspired to bring out the old faithful dishes that the grew up with", John said, "and I've given the new recipes a go and loved them". John also told me he's just barrelled a new style of wine which will expand on his already popular collection. But more news on that when it hits my desk! Photo: John Cahill from Kingaroy Ridge with his increasingly famous Shiraz and Port. You can get John's latest seasonal recipes in PDF format by clicking here (1.1 Mb) 


News Archives
March-April 2005
Bunnies Restaurant Closes - But Wedding Bells Chime For Phil and Casey Barambah Ridge To Close Down Sir Joh and Pumpkin Scones: My True Story Steve Gudzinski Heads For The Gold Coast Hinterland Sylvia Comes Fifth In State Barista Competition 2005 PCA Regional Cuisine Cook-Off Recipes Now Available Online 2005 Cook-Off The Biggest Yet Wondai Gets A Little Pasta and Opera
January-February 2005
Competition Heats Up For 2005 Regional Cuisine Cook-Offs Wine Liquor Law Reforms In The Pipeline? 2005 Vintage Quickly Drawing To A Close South Burnett Hosts Nationally Recognised Olive Oil Course Feijoa Field Day At Lower Wonga On Saturday 5th March Something New: Coffee With Sylvia! Yarraman Boutique Markets Open This Saturday Alistair McLeod and Nick Bray To Judge 2005 Cook-Offs New Owners At Crane Wines South Burnett Heading For A Bumper 2005 Vintage
December 2004
Merry Christmas To All Our Readers! Coming In January 2005 - Stomp & Sip South Burnett Cuisine Featured In Australian Regional Food Guide South Burnett Cuisine Christmas Gift Ideas Part II Bumper Cleanskin Sale At Barambah Ridge This Saturday Tipperary Estate's Official Opening: Saturday 18th December South Burnett Cuisine Christmas Gift Ideas
November 2004
South Burnett Scores Again In 2005 Good Life Restaurant Guide Kingaroy Ridge Releases Two New Sizzling Summer Recipes Region Scores Big At Queensland Wine Awards Merlot Becomes A Page 3 Winedog Kiwi Rock Star Heads Up Wondai's Newest Eatery Tipperary Estate Opens New Cellar Door Cherbourg Enjoys Some Home-Cooked Hospitality 2004 Small Winemakers Show A Bit Of A Fizzer Bunya Blue Makes Its Noosa Debut South Burnett Features In The Good Life
October 2004
South Burnett Special On Queensland Weekender Get Ready For The Long, Lazy Lunch New Menu At Explorer's Restaurant Amy Ballin: The South Burnett's First Michelin Chef Tickle Yourself Pink! Stuart Range Bumper Wine Sale Coming This Saturday Nanango Gets Its Third Stake In The South Burnett Wine Industry
September 2004
Want To See The Wineries? Why Not Take A Bus? Have A Spring Afternoon's Fun In Nanango's Pioneer Park Springtime Shiraz and Port Recipes from Kingaroy Ridge Kingsley Grove Releases Two South Burnett Champagnes No Burning Beats Next Week: They're On Holidays! Amy Ballin's Dreams Come True Two Big Spring Wine Festivals For 2004 Something Totally New: The South Burnett Dozen Amy Ballin: An Update A New - And True Blue - Kingaroy Cheese
August 2004
Get Ready For Kingaroy's Centenary Picnic In The Park! Coffee Making Course At The Bell Tower Restaurant Kingsley Grove's New Cellar Door Open For Business My Apologies! Technical Glitches Delay Cuisine Updates Amy To Compete For Ramsay Scholarship South Burnett Wine & Food Takes The Brisbane Ekka By Storm Bottle Tree Hill Goes Online
July 2004
Next Asian Banquet In Kingaroy: Saturday 21st August Kingaroy Big W Annual Charity Fundraising Dinner Is On Again! Pub Grub: The Quiet Revolution New Operators At The Bell Tower Restaurant Barrels To Breakers Goes Off Like A Rocket! A Cellar Door's Best Friend Kingaroy Cheese Wins Golds In Melbourne Stop Press: How To Celebrate Barrels To Breakers In The South Burnett SBWIA Creating A South Burnett Wine Industry Code Of Conduct The Noosa Degustation Dinner: 6 Courses, $65 ...Fabulous! South Burnett Winter Dessert Round-Up
June 2004
Region's Smallest Winemaker Back With A Vengeance Indian Cooking Class At Kingaroy On July 13th Vintage Wine Dinner Axed New Owners At The Pumpkin Pie Cafe Vintage Wine Dinner Making A Come-Back? Queensland To Splash Out $2 Million On Wine Industry Development
May 2004
Kilkivan Pioneering Queensland's Water Buffalo Industry Local Wines Beat Name Brands At Brisbane Wine Show On The Land Returning To The South Burnett The Gastronomic Delights Of The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Stuart Range Rebranding Starts To Pay Off Whistle Stop Wines' Official Opening: What A Corker! Queensland's Best Verdelho: A South Burnett Original New Organic Rosella Jelly And Rosella Jam From Durong South Burnett Cuisine Wings Its Way To Canberra South Burnett Cuisine On Show In The North Whistle Stop Wines Opens In Nanango
April 2004
Team South Burnett Going Back To Adelaide In 2005 Pumpkin Wine To Be Launched At 2004 Pumpkin Festival South Burnett Cuisine... The Hottest Show On TV! Steve's New Job At Explorers South Burnett Hampers Now Available Online South Burnett Wine Industry Hires Full Time Marketing Consultant The South Burnett's New Regional Logo Explained Kingaroy Cheese Takes Gongs At Royal Easter Show Grape To Glass Tours A Big Winner For Barambah Ridge I Feel Sheepish - Runnymede Scores Top Gongs Too!
March 2004
Kingaroy Cheese and Proteco Oils Get Gongs From Top Chefs Kingaroy's Meat For Profit Day Draws A Sell-Ou Crowd Copper Country Relaunches With A New-Look Menu and Decor New Owners At Kilkivan's Bendele Farm PCA Regional Cuisine Cook-Off Draws Record Crowds Bunya Nut Brittle Debuts At Yarraman's Speckled Chook Wine Industry Steps Up Marketing End Of Drought Hits Local Wine Grape Growers Hard Two Cooks Get Ready To Mix It With The Best
January-February 2004
Vintage Wine Weekends At Dusty Hill Stuart Range Wines On Show At Brisbane's Pier Nine National Food Industry Strategy Workshop In Kingaroy Next Month De-Tox Naturally At he Kingaroy Natural Therapies Centre Explorers Restaurant Gets A $50,000 Make-Over 2004 Culinary Competition Deadline Only 3 Weeks Away Indian Banquet Night At Burning Beats New South Burnett Olive Oil Makes A Great Debut Asian Banquets Coming To Ringsfield House Sushi Making Classes Next Week At Kingaroy Cooking School Calling All Chefs: The PCA Regional Cuisine Cook-Off Is On Again! Happy New Year: We're Back For Vintage!
December 2003
Merry Christmas To All Our Readers! South Burnett Farewells A Culinary Icon Wanted: Two Apprentice Chefs To Take On Australia's Best! New Sunday Grape To Glass Tours At Barambah Ridge South Burnett Restaurants Featured In 2004 Good Life Restaurant Guide Thai Cookery Class A Big Hit - Another Coming Soon! South Burnett Takes 50% Of Gold Medals At Queensland Wine Awards Stuart Range Unveil New Brand, New Image
November 2003
South Burnett Features In Queensland Country Life ...And We Celebrate A Birthday! Local Wine Producers Gear Up For State Award South Burnett Receives A Commendation From Adelaide 4th Annual Jazz In The Vineyard Coming This Saturday South Burnett Gets Another New Wine Label 2003 Wine and Food Industry Dinner A Rip-Roaring Success! Cheese World Opens In Goomeri South Burnett Cleans Up At Australian Small Winemakers Show Tourism 101: Why Local Venues Should Stock Regional Wines South Burnett Cuisine Now On Crow-FM 90.7
October 2003
South Burnett Exhibitors Do Well At Catering 2003 South Burnett Wine and Food Dinner Sunday 9th November Region Gets A New Wine Label New Organic Pork Products From Murgon South Burnett Female Foodies Showcased In Brisbane Local Winemaker Profiled In Latest Grapegrower and Winemaker Magazine Team South Burnett Gets Plaudits At Australian Cook-Off We Meet A Famous Foodie! Team South Burnett Hits The Barossa Wine Trail Team South Burnett Competes In Adelaide Team South Burnett Arrives In Adelaide Burning Beats Cafe Celebrates First Birthday South Burnett Times Releases "Favourite Recipes"
September 2003
New Publicity Opportunity For Regional Food Producers Team South Burnett Begin Countdown To Regional Culinary Cooking Competition See South Burnett Food and Wine At Catering 2003 Kingaroy Hotel Launches Red Earth Restaurant South Burnett Scores More Major Media Coverage Captain's Paddock Takes Out 2003 Tourism Award For Regional Winery South Burnett Cellar Doors To Expand By 20% In Next 6 Months New Peanut Products Launched At Annual Industry Dinner South Burnett Scores Major Coverage In Courier-Mail Dusty Hill Wins Three Medals At 2003 Melbourne Wine Show
August 2003
Team South Burnett Gets Put Through The Paces By Brisbane Food Gurus If Your Olive Oil's Pure, Is It A Virgin? Kingaroy Gears Up For 2003 Peanut Festival Barambah Ridge Releases Award-inning 2003 Reserve Shiraz Ekka Gongs For South Burnett Beef and Cheese A New Dining Option In Goomeri: The Grape And The Olive Cafe South Burnett Cookery School Starting Soon! Kingaroy Cheese Wins 3 Medals At State Dairy Conference Bell Tower Restaurant Goes Drive-Through Captain's Paddock Debut South Burnett Verjuice
July 2003
Conservative Meets Alternative At Backyard Blues Day Opportunity For Regional Food Producers At Australian Olive Show Kingaroy Big W Annual Charity Fundraising Dinner Will Help Newborn Swickers Lend Support To Team South Burnett Kingsley Grove Setting A New South Burnett Benchmark Durong Country Beef Launches Online Beef Cooking Club Gourmet Ingredients From Burning Beats Stuart Range's Semillon Ready For The Long Haul Pottique Launches Lavender Liqueur South Burnett Wines Win Awards In San Francisco
June 2003
Ziebarth Ready To Release 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot New Owners For Wondai's Up Country B&B, Cafe & Cellar Door Tarong Mine Community Development Fund Supports Wine Industry Organic Produce: A South Burnett Growth Industry Burning Beats Puts Live Music Back Into Dining Barambah Ridge Gets Gong For Staff Training South Burnett Wine Club Launched! Wine Industry Gets Serious About Marketing New Winter Menu For Copper Country Bendele Farm A South Burnett Treasure
May 2003
PCA Backs South Burnett In Regional Culinary Competition Captains Paddock Harvests The Last Shiraz South Burnett Wine Industry To Set Basic Quality Benchmarks South Burnett Cuisine Web Site Goes Into Print Endeavour Foundation Dinner A Raging Success Winter 2003 Releases And A South Burnett Wine Club Art Gallery Shows South Burnett Wine Is Just Fine! South Burnett To Reinvent Australian Pork Belle Villa Farm Opens Tasting Room Team South Burnett Gets $3,000 Sponsorship From SBLGA
April 2003
New A La Carte Winter Menu For Bell Tower Australia's Biggest Feijoa Plantation Opening In 2004 Stan The Man Serves Up Stunning Pub Grub Endeavour Foundation Black Tie Dinner At Stuart Range South Burnett Now #2 On Wine Tonnages Hospitality Workers Forging Successful Local Careers Eating Out In The South Burnett Over Easter Kingaroy Cheese Now Available In The Hunter Valley New Release, New Logo For Captain's Paddock Why Not Chew Into A Piece Of Paradise?
March 2003
Stuart Range Launches Australia's First 2003 Wine New! South Burnett Wine and Food Day Bus Tours And The Winners Are... New General Manager For Barambah Ridge Regional Cookbook To Be Launched This Saturday New Winery Opens At Goodger PCA's Regional Culinary Cook-Off Building Up Steam How Do You Crack A Bunya Nut? Region's Grape Harvest "Extraordinary" Bell Tower Spit Roast Livens Up Sunday Night Dining
February 2003
Barambah Ridge Brings Wine Tastings To You! New Autumn Menu For Copper Country 2003 Wine Harvest Likely To Set New Records Pumpkins Cafe To Become A Weekend BYO Restaurant SB Food Service Distributors Open Up Online Goats: Meat Of The Future... No Kidding! Successful Hemp Plantation Brings A Smile To The Dial New Developments In Peanuts Regional Cook-Off Competition On Again Excitement Building For Wine And Food In The Park
January 2003
New South Burnett Face On State Wine Industry Association New Cellar Door Opening In Nanango Barambah Ridge Releases 2001 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon New Chef For Bell Tower Restaurant Knife Co. Knives A Cut Above The Rest Back - And Even Bigger - For 2003!
December 2002
Merry Christmas To All Our Readers! South Burnett To Become Hub For Wine and Food Training Burning Beats Cafe Becomes An Unexpected Success Regional Cuisine Cook-Offs For Wine & Food In The Park 2003? Japanese Pay Through The Nose For Kumbia's Kobe Beef Crane Wins Gong From Grapes Gone Wrong Mudgee Trip Spawns New South Burnett Hamper Business Regional Cuisine Cookbook Expected Early In 2003 South Burnett Wineries Win 9 Medals At State Wine Show

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