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HOTTIE OF THE WEEK – GINA LIANO

March 18th, 2015

GINA LIANO
Hit TV: REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MELBOURNE
Based: South Yarra, Victoria Australia
Occupation: Barrister
Fashion Family: Designers Bettina Liano & Teresa Liano (TL Wood)
Charity: Cancer Council Victoria
Fabulous Quote: “Well don’t look Darling”

Hot Headline: Finally returning to Arena @ foxtel for it’s sensational second season, The Real Housewives of Melbourne once again features the wonderfully wicked wealthy women of Melbourne, including the fabulous Gina Liano, her fiesty friends…and frienemy foes!

 —  by Brett Willis


December 17th, 2014

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Clever Kitchen Gadgets – Peleg YolkPig and YolkFish

October 16th, 2014

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Clever Kitchen Gadgets – IPPINKA Herb Mill

October 16th, 2014

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October 11th, 2014

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ADRIAN CAN’T COOK with Simone Erdedi – Episode 4

December 4th, 2013


My sister Simone is an inspirational and fun-loving girl.
I adore everything about her and I’m so thrilled that she is one of the great guests on ADRIAN CAN’T COOK.

Simone is a 26 year old girl with Down Syndrome. She jokes, laughs, cries and gets sad – just like any of us. She has shows she loves, singers she adores and loves celebrities.

She is just a down-to-earth person with a huge heart of gold.

Though very quiet and shy, Simone still shows off her talents in the kitchen and teaches me a yummy sweet recipe she learnt at her Disabilities Centre.

I hope you enjoy watching this as much as I did filming it. I hope she inspires you as much as she does me.

Adrian

Facebook: AdrianCantCook
Twitter: @AdrianCantCook #AdrianCantCook
Web: COMING SOON :: www.AdrianCantCook.com

SPECIAL THANKS:
NaraCamicie Sydney – www.NaraCamicie.com.au
Bruce Lynton MINI Garage – www.brucelynton.com

Citizen and Erebus Motorsports Partner for 2013 V8 Supercars

December 4th, 2013

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It goes without saying that in motorsports time is the Holy Grail. From one hundredths of a second on a lap time, to measuring fuel efficiency and performance, time underpins all aspects of car racing.

CITIZEN, known for its patented precise timekeeping technology, and innovative super light titanium advances, have partnered with the Erebus Motorsports V8 Supercar Team as they race to the leader board of the 2013 V8 Supercars Championship.

Coming to Sydney from December 6th – 8th, the Sydney 500 will roar around the streets of Homebush, a race that tests not only engines and driver skills, but also the time the course takes to complete.

The drivers, Lee Holdsworth, Maro Engel and Tim Slade, of cars #4, #9 and #47 will be wearing the CITIZEN Super Titanium Watch, which is the official watch of the Erebus Motorsport V8 Supercar Team.

For over four decades, CITIZEN have pioneered research into Titanium; breakthroughs in surface hardening technology have allowed CITIZEN to develop Super Titanium which is 5 times harder than stainless steel, yet 40% lighter.

www.citizenwatches.com.au
www.v8supercars.com.au

Those Flickering Moments made Special

November 25th, 2013

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Here’s a great little gift idea for this Christmas (but not limited to).

Flickering Moments Candle & Gift Design presents its collection of luxury designed and hand decorated, personalised candles. Their candles are designed for all occasions including Christmas, Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries, Christenings, Baptisms, Naming Days, Births, Birthdays, Holy Communions, Confirmation, Memorial and any other special occasion.

To make your candle the perfect keepsake they source a variety of embellishments, decorative materials and accessories to create their unique and gorgeous range of exclusive candles.

Flickering Moments Candle & Gift Design are now also designing unique candle centrepieces for your special function or wedding as well as bonbonniere/favours as stunning and distinctive gifts to be kept and treasured.

All their candles can be custom designed to suit any theme or colour scheme.

Once you have selected your perfect candle design they will lovingly create one just for you. Your candle will be made by hand, made with love, for you to have as a treasure of your special occasion.

Can’t find what you’re looking for or have your own design in mind? Email them on facebook or email with your enquiries at flickeringmoments@gmail.com

Flickering Moments – Candle & Gift Design on Facebook: CLICK HERE

My Super Special Guest on Adrian Can’t Cook

November 18th, 2013

Today we are shooting with my extra super special guest, my younger sister, Simone!
Wait till you see what yumminess we are whipping up in La Cocina de Juanita (my mama). Stay tuned!! X
#adriancantcook #chocolate #spanish #ole #spaniardsdoitbest #ayeayeAye #adrianerdedi #downsyndrome #cooking #cookingupastorm #naracamicie #lacocinadejuanita
#simoneerdedi

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Melbourne Cup at The Victoria Room

September 30th, 2013

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This year The Victoria Room is hosting a lavish celebration of the most loved Horse Racing Event in Australia.

On Tuesday 5th November guests will ascend the staircase with arrival drink in hand, and be transported back to a time of opulence and extravagance.

Canapes including Natural Oysters on arrival will be circulating and the Champagne flowing while we announce the ‘best dressed’, ‘lucky door prize’ and various other sweepstakes winners.

Following the main event on the big screen ‘Sugar Bowl Hokum’ will be entertaining guests with their infectious 1920′s – 1930′s Jazz.

Tickets: $75pp

Ticket price include: Glass of Mumm NV on arrival, Canapes, live entertainment.

Bookings essential. Please contact us on 02 9357 4488 or email shelley@thevictoriaroom.com to confirm your spot.

London Fashion Week – “THE FORBIDDEN LIAISONS” Corrie Nielsen RTW SS 2014

September 18th, 2013

Showing at London Fashion Week 2013, Corrie Nielsen enlivens her collection this season with the powerful mix of emotions blazing within the Chinese films ‘Hero’, ‘House of Flying Daggers’ (Zhang Yimou), ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’ (Ang Lee), ‘The Joy Luck Club’ (Wayne Wang) and ‘In the Mood for Love’ (Kar Wai Wong) – 1950′s China ensnared women and shrouded them away from pursuing love, yet this strengthened their passion, leading to instances of ardent seduction.

Whether out of sheer love, lust or to better their life, women at the time used their grace and charisma to entice powerful men. Yet the balance always shifts, and when they least expect it, true feelings begin to emerge.

Corrie wanted to create something new for S/S 2014, something of her own. She looked to Chinese cinema and Traditional dress, keeping the traditional mandarin collar and clean lines of the tailored traditional Chinese dress and brought it to life with 3D elements by using cotton, wax cotton, fine merino wool, knitted wool and silk chiffon.

Colours are in whites, off whites, taupe, lime green, sea foam green, black and champagne silk with some embellishment of silk organdie, lace and intricate bead work.

www.corrienielsen.com

Pictures Credit : Timo Kerber

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The Victoria Room Goats Cheese Balls

September 18th, 2013

A chef doesn’t stay in the same place for 10 years without a reason… Reason 1 being these amazing fried goats cheese balls with balsamic onion marmalade and truffle honey. Ridiculous! #thevictoriaroom #adrianerdedi #darlinghurst — with Faris Cosic at The Victoria Room.

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Duke’s Malibu – Final Lunch in USA

August 10th, 2013

Great mates, views, burgers and cocktails on the beach in beautiful Malibu before flying home.
I’m going to miss the US. — with Kevin Kim, Zac Duncan, Mel Shaw and Brett Jacks at Duke’s Malibu.

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Eveleigh West Hollywood

August 9th, 2013

Amazing food, amazing vibe – love this place! It’s EVELEIGH in West Hollywood.
Also love this urchin, delicious!

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What’s not to love about Malibu?

August 8th, 2013

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Loving Laguna Beach

August 7th, 2013

So pretty here at Laguna Beach. There’s that wonderful smell of coconut oil in the air, sexy people everywhere and more Range Rovers than the afternoon pick up at Kincoppal.

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Taser on Eddie Ifft’s Comedy PodCast

August 6th, 2013

Crazy fun with Eddie Ifft on his PodCast. The dare was to taser one of the crew.
Look at his face!
The sound of the taser is enough to scare the crap out of anyone!! ‪#‎eddieifft‬ ‪#‎taser‬ ‪#‎comedian‬ ‪#‎podcast‬ ‪#‎zap‬ — with Ryan Lisson and Lauren Franks at Venice, CA.

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Peepshow – Planet Hollywood

August 2nd, 2013

Post-show catching up with the very talented performers and the gorgeous @cheaza. I’m sad I didn’t get to meet Coco though! ‪#‎peepshow‬ ‪#‎cocosworld‬ ‪#‎lasvegas‬ — at Coco’s Peep Show.

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Coco’s Peepshow – Las Vegas

August 2nd, 2013

BEST SHOW!!!!
Coco’s show, Peepshow was AMAAAAAAAAAZING!!!!
I wasn’t expecting a lot, but man it was a high class production, amazing music, performers, costumes… Everything AMAZING!!!!!!
If you’re in Vegas, it’s a MUST SEE!!!! — at Peep Show With Coco.

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Leg Split! OUCH!

August 1st, 2013

Oh my Lordy. Look at that leg split.
My new friends Shoshonda, Latiqua-Shontay and Will.
The height of this leg split frightens me.

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Piña Coladas

August 1st, 2013

What better way to cool down in the 45 degree heat on the strip than with a piña colada. Extra shot. Thanks. — at The Las Vegas Strip

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Death Valley Roadtrip

July 31st, 2013

So I’m alive and out of Death Valley. It was the most breathtaking experience ever.
Best drive I’ve ever done. Ever. — at Death Valley Desert, California (USA).

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DEATH VALLEY

July 31st, 2013

Lunch in the town saloon. There are only 4 small buildings in this town and so far only 46 degrees. The food here is also deeeeeeeeeeeeelicious!

Yeeeehaaaaa! — at Badwater Saloon Death Valley.

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HEAT KILLS

July 31st, 2013

DEATH VALLEY Day today… I’m hitting the valley where more people end up dead than alive. Joking!

But seriously, there is such a major warning before you enter with regards to heat, 50-55 degrees celcius expected today.

There’s also the animal risk, “Sir, do not walk or place your hands anywhere without checking first. Rattle snakes, scorpions, black widow spiders and coyotes are very present”.

I’M SO EXCITED!!!! My mum will be relieved once this day is over.

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CARTOON FIREFIGHTER HOTTIE – Jeff Leech

July 30th, 2013

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SUPER HOT 6’1 Queensland based Personal Trainer, Online Coach, Model, Full-time Firefighter and cover boy for the fantastic 2014 FIREFIGHTERS fundraising calendar… JEFF LEECH!

FUN FACTS: The FIREFIGHTERS calendar supports the Royal Children’s Hospital Burns Centre providing vital funding for research to help children battling burn injuries, and also goes to assist firefighters to compete in Emergency Services competitions such as The Firefighters Games, which creates a leading edge in competition and Fire Service techniques. Calendars are available from mid August at EKKA the annual agricultural show of Queensland, Coffee Clubs in Queensland and online:

http://www.firefighterscalendar.com.au/

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Best Friends Forever

July 30th, 2013

Just me and the open road through the desert for the next 3 hours.

Myself and I are becoming great friends. — at Mammoth Lakes, Ca.

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A Drink with the Town Sheriff and a Peanuts

July 30th, 2013

I’m at Jake’s Saloon having a great CA Zinfandel in Lone Pine. This little town in the middle of no where is amazing!!!! It’s typical Wild West cowboy. I love it!!! The saloon is complete with swinging doors. Yeeeeeehaaaaaaa!!!

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Chilly to Steamy

July 30th, 2013

Finally back on the open road. San Fran I absolutely loved you! I will see you again one day. From 12 degrees to now 38 degrees on the road, it’s going to be very steamy in my next destination. — at I-580.

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Breathtaking Yosemite National Park

July 30th, 2013

This could quite possibly be the most beautiful vista I’ve ever seen in my life. ‪

#‎yosemite‬‪#‎california‬ ‪#‎inspired‬ —  feeling overwhelmed at Yosemite National Park.

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I Love To Drive

July 30th, 2013

One of my greatest privileges in life is to drive.
I love to go off road and create crazy adventures.
I randomly went off my route because I wanted to climb this mountain range. I haven’t seen a single car for about an hour, driving towards Nevada border.
This is absolutely everything that driving, discovering, adventure and life is all about.
‪#‎greatestmoments‬ ‪#‎neverwantthistoend‬
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July 29th, 2013

Good night from Bass Lake. X

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Hound’s Tooth Inn – Oakhurst

July 29th, 2013

How gorgeous is this mountain B&B I’m staying at for the night in Oakhurst. I’m actually pinching myself that I’m here and made it!
I’m going bear hunting now at Bass Lake. This place is stunning! — at Hounds Tooth Inn.

I absolutely adore this B&B, I throughly recommend it. Book here: www.houndstoothinn.com

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San Francisco > Oakhurst

July 29th, 2013

Finally back on the open road. San Fran I absolutely loved you! I will see you again one day. From 12 degrees to now 38 degrees on the road, it’s going to be very steamy in my next destination. — at I-580.

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July 27th, 2013

I saw my first naked man walking the streets today… Only in San Francisco. — at Haight Street.

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Golden Gate Bridge and Fog Fog and More Fog

July 26th, 2013

Fog fog and more fog today…
Can the fog just fog off once and for all! — at Golden Gate Bridge.

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Which Movie Am I From?

July 26th, 2013

Lets play a game. What movie is this San Franciscan church from?
Here’s a clue – the main actress in the movie has the same character name as a famous park closeby.

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Home Sweet Home in San Francisco

July 25th, 2013

After 8 hours drive through pine forest, mountains, farms, beaches, fog, sun, rain and seeing elephant seals and eating amazing food, I’m finally at my gorgeous home in San Francisco. Ahhhh… It’s totally G&T time in the Castro

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South Beach Miami FUN!

July 20th, 2013

I went to a Palace, a bar on the beach at South Beach, Miami. It was an amazing place… then BAM! Out comes the crazy drag queen!
ENJOY!

Eataly NYC – Ahhhhmazing!

July 16th, 2013

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Dinner for one at Eataly, which has been recommended to me by soooooo many people. Already ridiculously impressed and my pizza hasn’t even arrived yet! — at Eataly NYC.

 

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CARTOON ROYAL HOTTIE – Queen Elizabeth II

June 10th, 2013

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MAGNIFICENT Monarch of the Commonwealth realms, Queen of the United Kingdom, Supreme Governor of the Church of England and Defender of the Faith, sensationally celebrating 60 years since her Coronation on the 2nd of June 1953 with 2012 marking her Diamond Jubilee as queen, married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, since 1947 and mother of Heir apparent Charles, Prince of Wales, grandmother to Prince William and (His Royal Hotness) Prince Harry… QUEEN ELIZABETH II!

FUN FACTS: The Queen opened the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Paralympics in London making her the first head of state to open two Olympic Games in two different countries!

www.brettwilliscartoons.com

Column Gardens Are Cool!

June 5th, 2013

Lanna Garden Column

How fantastic is this! The Lanna Garden Column from Ute.
It’s a great way to fill up empty and lifeless space either inside or outside your home.
It’s clean and neat, its confined and refined, it’s beautiful! Such a great idea.
Made of galvanised steel, it comes complete with 8 terracotta pots and 20kgs of pebbles to weigh it down.
Best part, only $450!
www.ute.net.au

CARTOON HOT HOTTIE – Portia DeRossi

May 16th, 2013

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AWESOME Aussie Actress famous for her role as Lawyer Nelle Porter on hit TV show ALLY Mc BEAL, as Lindsay Funke on Emmy Award winning sitcom ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, and starring roles on BETTER OFF TED & NIP/ TUCK, getting her break on the big screen in 1984′s SIRENS, appeared in slaughter-fest SCREAM 2, and penned the autobiography UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS which addresses her battle with anorexia, is a supporter of many charities including Locks Of Love & Alley Cat Allies, and was popularly featured as one of PEOPLE magazine’s “100 Most Beautiful”… PORTIA DeROSSI!

FUN FACTS: Portia married comedian Ellen DeGeneres at their Beverly Hills home in August 2008 and legally changed her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres!

www.brettwilliscartoons.com

Gracie Otto, Candice Lake, David Williams and Westfield Take The Stage…

March 21st, 2013

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Check out Westfield’s latest creation with a film directed by Gracie Otto, what do you think?

Directed by Gracie Otto and starring Manly rugby league player David ‘Wolfman’ Williams in his debut acting performance, Fashion Lust is a fantastical fashion tale, loosely inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, in which Candice plays a fashion blogger pursued by a handsome man with wolf-like features.

The film includes fashion from Willow, Zimmermann, Arthur Galan, Ginger & Smart, Sass & Bide, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin and Hugo Boss.

About Candice Lake
Australian-born, London-based Lake was one of the most in-demand models of the international fashion show scene during the early 2000s. Now a fashion photographer, Candice has shot advertising campaigns for major international and Australian brands, is a contributor to Vogue Australia, US Vogue and British Vogue, with her fashion blog www.candicelake.com achieving cult status.

What’s For Lunch?

October 3rd, 2012

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I love all food. But today I’m especially loving my zucchini, fetta and mint pancakes with sautéed leeks, garlic and chilli prawns, sprinkled with crisp sugar snap peas. Heaven!

Adrian

CARTOON DNA HOTTIE – Brodie West

April 4th, 2011

CARTOON DNA HOTTIE

Sydney’s favourite Party Boy event organiser with event extravaganza’s including bringing the buff Bel Ami Boys to Mardi Gras 2011, the popular annual DNA Pool Party and the Belvedere/DNA Mardi Gras Party, also an awesome Advertising & Marketing man for hot men’s magazine DNA and fabulous food blogger for the busy professional @ http://brodiesbiteclub.tumblr.com/ … BRODIE WEST!

FUN FACTS: A Hockey fanatic, Brodie is an ex player for the TASSIE TIGERS in the National Hockey League! Follow Brodie on twitter: brodiewest

Brodie is wearing hot Aussie swimwear brand Xwear http://www.xwear.com.au/

www.brettwilliscartoons.com

Wine Without BS Makes Homemade Sparkling Red Wine!

February 8th, 2011

By Stewart Noble from WineWithoutBS.com.au for AdrianErdedi.com

Say what? How can I make my own sparkling wine at home, I hear you say. We’ll thanks to a little inspiration from world famous Chef, Heston Blumenthal, and an episode of Heston’s Feasts, where he used the 1980′s as a theme – the well known kitchen gadget, the Soda Stream, was used to sparkle up some cheap white wine that Londoners struggled to pick out when tasted blind against a true Champagne.

Preferring sparkling reds over whites personally, and seeing new Soda Stream machines in my local supermarket, the idea of making my own sparkling red wine was born.

What you will need

A Soda steam machine ($69 from the soft drink section of Woolworths)


1 x 750Ml bottle of chilled, full bodied red wine. Or indeed any wine you wish to try as a sparkling wine.

AND

50 – 100Ml of fortified red wine such as ruby port

(Vary the amount of the fortified wine to your preference for sweetness. The more you add the sweeter the wine will be)

(Left: Hungerford Hill 08 Cabernet Sauvignon. Right: Peter Lehmann 1999 ‘The King’ AD2020)

How to make the magic happen!

Pour the entire bottle of red wine into the Soda Stream bottle

Add the chosen dosage of Fortified wine

Tip! Screw on the bottle cap and gently mix the two wines together prior to attaching to the Soda Stream Machine

Screw the Soda Stream bottle into the machine

Push the button at the top of the machine three times to properly carbonate the wine , pausing in-between each press so that the liquid does not overflow.

Tip! Wait a minute or so before unscrewing the bottle from the machine and do this slowly to avoid the wine spilling out the top.

Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Further Tips and Hints

1. A naturally sweeter red wine will work best and, in some cases, may require little to no addition of the fortified wine. My favourite combination to date was a Barossa Shiraz/Grenache with 70Ml of the Fortified wine. I am also highly confident that the MDV Wines 08 Grenache would work an absolute treat and not require any addition of fortified wine at all. (http://www.mdvwines.com.au/wines.asp)

2. Do not make the same mistake I did when buying the port and fail to see the word “Tawny”. Tawny port simply won’t give you a well integrated flavour. Trust me… I tried it!

3. Maximum results are achieved when the liquid reaches the fill line on the bottle, which unfortunately  a 750ML of red wine plus the 100Ml of fortified wine does not . The  current machines come with 1L bottles but I believe the older Soda Stream machines were around 750ML bottles so you wouldn’t have this problem. With a smaller bottle you would even have to reduce the amount of wine and adjust the dosage of fortified wine so as not to over sweeten the wine.

Using the new 1 Litre bottles there are a few ways you could get around this problem:

a) Use more than one bottle of red wine to top up the liquid to the fill line (this may require slight adjustment of the amount of fortified wine as well)
b) Simply add fortified wine until the fill line is reached. This will result in a fairly sweet wine but some people may actually prefer this.
c) Put something, approximately 100ML or so, in volume into the Soda Stream bottle to begin with that will not change or taint the taste of the wine in anyway way and will ensure that the 850ML in the bottle will reach the fill line. Examples I thought of were: glass marbles; Ice blocks still in their plastic wrapping; Mars bar  still in its wrapping; or probably the most ideal, Whiskey stones (
see here)

Why this isn’t as silly as some may suggest

  • While I am not suggesting this will ever be as good as a true, naturally fermented sparkling red, when carbonated properly and consumed straight away you may be surprised how close it comes. I know one winemaker who blind taste tested it was!
  • It’s 42 degrees (celsius) outside as I am typing this, so should I prefer a red wine over a white wine later on as don’t have any proper sparkling red available, it’s a viable option for a cool, refreshing beverage if you have the equipment and wine required.
  • You can experiment with different wines that are not usually made into sparkling wines e.g Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Barbera… the list is almost endless as you do this with absolutely any wine that you choose, including white wines, Rosé or even desert wines!
  • It’s fun and that’s what wine should be. Sure, a few winemakers and others may think it is sacrilege that their finely crafted wines are being ‘ruined’ by being carbonated when they were made as still wines, but if you are enjoying them this way, then do it. It’s your wine!

The main thing is that you’re enjoying wine and having fun… and that’s No BS!

www.WineWithoutBS.com.au

Salvagno Extra Virgin Olive Oil

January 10th, 2011

Being a typical Spaniard, when I cook, I love to use Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The more, the better. It’s almost disgusting how much I use! But I love it.

I’m fussy with the Extra Virgin Olive Oils I use too, so lately I have really only been using one brand, Salvagno – an Italian family company from the Venetian Hill, Lake Garda.

It’s a delicate and sweet, perfectly blended with four mono-varietal oils. It’s versatile and you an use it with anything you would normal use olive oils. Because of it’s delicate flavour, I like to use it on foods that the taste can be distinguished, like salads and garlic prawns.

You can get this great olive oil by Salvagno at Simon Johnson in a few locations around Sydney for $40.95.

www.SimonJohnson.com.au

Noble Wine Of The Week – Mitchell Harris Sauvignon Blanc Fumé

December 21st, 2010

Reviewed by Stewart Noble from WineWithoutBS.com.au for AdrianErdedi.com

If I had planned ahead and realised that this week would be my last review for the year I may have chosen differently, however, I would certainly not wish to take away anything from this great wine, from Victorian producer, Mitchell Harris. Sauvingnon Blanc is still, to my knowledge, the largest selling white wine in Australia and the bulk of sales are of examples from New Zealand. It is a pleasure then to announce that this wine is right amongst the best Sauvignon Blancs I’ve experienced this year and beyond. Fumé, for those unfamiliar with the term, means this Sauvignon Blanc has spent some time in oak barrels, six months to be exact for this particular vintage.

This wine has a light colour and has aromas of tropical fruits and citrus. It has a lovely flavour and despite its oak treatment the regular wine drinker, myself included, won’t notice this in the flavour. It has hints of lime on the palate but citrus is far from dominant. Very drinkable with or without food.

Mitchell Harris – 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Fumé
Price - $22 from www.mitchellharris.com.au
Region - Pyrenees, VIC
Final Sip - An overall great white wine that is most definitely an example of a Sauvignon Blanc I’d take over the vast majority of the typical, non Fumé, styles. Patriotism aside, I’d buy this wine over other Australian Sauvignon Blancs as well as the hugely popular ones from across the Tasman.

www.WineWithoutBS.com.au

Noble Wine Of The Week – Primo Estate Pinot Grigio

December 7th, 2010

Reviewed by Stewart Noble from WineWithoutBS.com.au for AdrianErdedi.com

Still very much on the trail of great wines for summer I recently commented that Pinot Gris is considered an ‘In fashion’ wine this summer. What I forgot to mention is that Pinot Grigio is exactly the same grape variety and hence has to be just as fashionable with Gris being the French term and Grigio the Italian name. No surprises then that Primo Estate founders, the Grilli family, migrated from Italy and their wines often incorporate Italian wine making techniques learnt and passed down by founder, Primo Grilli, to his son and now head winemaker/owner, Joseph.

Named after Joseph’s daughter, whose birth in 1998 coincided with the planting of the vineyard used for growing Pinot Grigio, this wine has a classic pale straw like colour and an intriguing aroma. On the palate the wine sits somewhere between savoury and fruity and just so full of flavour it is one of the few Pinot Grigio’s I find tasty enough on its own, while always remaining a style made to enjoy with food.

Primo Estate – 2010 Joseph Pinot Grigio d’Elena

Price - $28 from www.primoestate.com.au

Region - McLaren Vale (plus a small portion of fruit from Adelaide Hills), South Australia

Final Sip - I adore this wine and so does pretty much everyone I’ve introduced it to. Easily one of the better Pinot Grigio’s I’ve had to date and even more impressively earns a spot on my all time favourite white wines list!

www.WineWithoutBS.com.au

CARTOON FABULOUS HOTTIE – Maria Venuti

November 22nd, 2010

CARTOON FABULOUS HOTTIE

Sensational Sydney socialite, singer, entertainer, movie actress, presenter and television personality with a FAB-ulous career spanning over 4 decades, famous for her role as Signora Gina Gilliotti in the cult TV series Fat Pizza, been honoured on This Is Your Life, is a tireless campaigner for charity and a Member of the Order of AustraliaMARIA VENUTI!

FUN FACTS: Maria Venuti celebrates a fabulous and eventful career with a book out next year telling the memoirs of her life – but in her down time loves nothing more then playing snooker, and is a champion on the table!

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Also check out the interview with Maria Venuti. Click HERE.