How does novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spread and how can I stop myself from getting it?

By |2020-03-24T18:29:32+10:00March 19th, 2020|Gold Coast, Brisbane, Uncategorized|

The most current status and information relating specifically to Queensland and released by the State Government can be viewed here: http://conditions.health.qld.gov.au/HealthCondition/condition/14/217/838/novel-coronavirus The most current status and information relating to Australia and released by the Federal Government can be viewed here: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert Queensland Health: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) – everything you need to know, in language you can understand Health Direct: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) World Health Organization: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)   Viruses are tiny organisms that live inside ‘hosts’ (like you!). When you have a viral infection, like influenza or novel coronavirus(COVID-19), it means that the virus is living inside your body. The virus that causes COVID-19 is called SARS-CoV-2. Every time we have a new confirmed case of COVID-19, it means that SARS-CoV-2 has spread from one person to another. How does COVID-19 spread from person [...]

Top 6 Red Wine Types

By |2020-03-19T18:37:09+10:00July 10th, 2019|Gold Coast, Brisbane|

Wine types derive from the sort of grape found in the wine producing process, although wine beverage labels sometime make reference to the region where the grape was produced as opposed to the grape itself. In Australia, we have a tendency to label our wines following the grape, as opposed to the region your wine is made. Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon (cah-ber-nay so-vin-yong) may be the name of your wine, along with the grape, that is famous for becoming among the world's finest crimson varietals. Characteristics - Serious red in coloring, Cabernet is really a beautiful channel to full-bodied, dried wine. It includes a hearty, complex flavour evoking feelings of dark-colored currants and blackberries. Customarily, the wine is certainly aged in oak, gives it an oaky, vanilla taste. It includes a particularly smooth, great finish. [...]

Brisbane Wine Tours

By |2019-01-28T06:02:06+10:00January 26th, 2019|Brisbane|

Brisbane isn’t generally considered an internationally renowned wine destination, but did you know you can partake in a wine tour from Brisbane? Take a day and explore wines of the region, many by boutique vineyards that grow grapes in the nearby Southern Queensland border region, which is well-known for its fruit harvest and many vineyards.   A day tour from Brisbane may take you to the Sirromet winery at Mount Cotton in the eastern suburbs. Here you will enjoy some delicious Granite Belt wines, and marvel at the beautiful grounds which include the Michelin starred restaurant Lurleens.   There are also some beautiful vineyards to the south at Tamborine Mountain – here you will discover cellar doors and privately owned growers that produce a range of white and red wines that will delight any palette. [...]

Brisbane Wine Tour

By |2019-03-14T18:53:24+10:00December 24th, 2018|Brisbane|

When you think of Australian wine, you probably think of the Barossa Valley, the Margaret River, Hunter Valley or  Yarra Valley. Whatever the case may be, Queensland wines are some of the finest you'll find in any region of the country. The state's wine growers are divided into six main growing regions: South Burnett, Granite Belt, Scenic Rim, Gold Coast Hinterland, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, and Somerset Valley. When you're thinking of taking a tour from Brisbane, the trip south will lead you to the closest wineries so you won't have to spend hours traveling and waste precious time that could be spent enjoying the surroundings - and most importantly - the wines! Although still relatively young, the wine making establishment on  the Gold Coast is home to some top-rate wineries including: Witches Falls, Canungra Valley, [...]

4 Tips to Follow on a Wine Tour

By |2019-01-07T03:07:07+10:00December 18th, 2018|Brisbane|

Wine tasting is an adventure in itself, but even moreso if you have an inclination towards nature, greenery, vineyards and wine production techniques in particular. Taking a tour with your family or friends to a vineyard is especially pleasing if you are looking to do something a little bit different, and take a break from lounging by the pool or laying on the golden sands of Surfers Paradise. For many of those who opt to take a wine tour, it's a wish that they have on their bucket list for a while, but they hadn't yet had the opportunity. There are a couple of options when it comes to taking a wine tour - of course, you could research various wineries and take a trip yourself to those that are open to the general public, [...]