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Darby Higgs
Attended University of Melbourne Agriculture Faculty
Lives in Melbourne, Australia
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Off to a Malbec tasting in Sunny Melbourne.  It's World Malbec Day!  If you can't find a Malbec Try a cot! 
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source Where I reside is a grand building by the Lake us locals refer to as the Gallery. It is a great meeting spot to catch up with friends for breakfast, lunch or a coffee and some cake if you fancy as they have a lovel...
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A stunning Photo of a vine in bud
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Mazza Vineyard in the Geographe Region of Western Australia.  They produce wine from six Iberian varieties - No Cabernet, No Chardy, No Shiraz.
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What is a "reticent" grape variety?  Well among other things Touriga Nacional is described as reticent by Sara Dionisio on this Ask the Winemaker Video
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Looking for stories, blog posts, articles and especially videos and Images for a special edition of Vinodiversity Magazine devoted to Portugal & Portuguese varieties. 
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We often drop in to the Benalla when we are buzzing up the Hume Highway.  The gardens around the gallery are also wonderful for stretching the legs after a couple of hours in the car.
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They sure are lovely gardens. Im often found meandering around there with the pram and kids. If you get here again before mid July you'll be able to see this wonderful exhibition too....and a good coffee! 
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De Long Wine have done it again!  Emoticons for wine lovers, extending visual   #wineeducation   to the masses.
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2014 Racking and Returning - Jen Pfeiffer Rock It Like A Redhead.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Country NSW and Victoria
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The Australian Varietal Wine Man
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Darby is the webmaster of Vinodiversity.com an information site about wine made from less common wine grape varieties used in Australia.

In 2013 Darby Launched a new digital publication Vinodiversity Magazine.

He closely monitors the adoption of new wine grape varieties, such as Nero d'Avola, Gruner Veltliner and Vermentino by wineries in Australia.

He is author Vinodiversity the Book and the eCookbooks "10 dishes for Sangiovese" and "Bacchus and the Bird"

Offline Darby provides information about wine at wine shows and in the print and electronic media. 

Darby is working on a project describing wine and food pairings for the regions of Italy

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  • University of Melbourne Agriculture Faculty
    2012
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David Higgs
We visited in 2013 as part of a walking tour. Very quiet location, simple rustic fare, stunning views from the restaurant and our room.
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Firs listed in James Halliday's wine companion 2014 has tempranillo grapes
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reviewed 8 months ago
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