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The Vincast Episode 117 – Former guests at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2017

I was honoured to be invited as a guest to the Makers & Muses event as part of the 2017 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival – which celebrated it’s 25th anniversary this year and coincided with the World’s Top 50 Restaurants Awards Ceremony – and who should be at this unique event but a number of former guests of the podcast. Taking advantage of the opportunity I chatted with them about the 2017 vintage, the MFWF and it’s events, and what the concept of Makers & Muses means to them. Please listen back to all of the previous episodes with these guests to hear more about their incredible journeys!

Episode 81 with Max Allen

Episode 28 with Owen Latta from Eastern Peake

Episode 40 with Bill Downie from William Downie Wines

Episode 49 with Tennille Chalmers from Chalmers Wines

Episode 66 with Patrick Sullivan from Patrick Sullivan Wines

Episode 67 with Dan Buckle from Chandon and Circe Wines

Episode 75 with David LeMire MW from Shaw & Smith and La Linea Wines

Episode 82 with Viv Thomson from Best’s Wines

Episode 93 with Ben Haines from Mount Langi Ghiran and Ben Haines Wines

Episode 55 with Morgan McGlone from Belles Hot Chicken

Episode 48 with Kathy Lane from Fireworks PR

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The Vincast Episode 066 – Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan is one of the most exciting young winemakers in Victoria, and the type of wines he is producing are dramatically changing the discussion about what is wine, what is Australian wine, and what is quality Australian wine. He has recently bought land in West Gippsland and will eventually become the vigneron (both growing the grapes and making the wines) he has so long wanted to be. On this episode he chats about his experiences and philosophies, and why a winemaking degree didn’t really help him much.

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Patrick Sullivan (image courtesy of The Wine Idealist)

Patrick Sullivan (image courtesy of The Wine Idealist)

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The Vincast Episode 055 – Morgan McGlone from Belle’s Hot Chicken & Bar Clarine

Morgan (Morgy) McGlone is never someone who’s done what’s expected, particularly as a chef. His love of authenticity is as famous as his penchant for speaking plainly. He loves accessibility in his food, and this also applies to his love of natural wine. He spoke to me on this episode of The Vincast of his journey through kitchens across the globe, and how he decided to introduce Melbourne to Nashville-style hot chicken with natural wine.

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Morgan McGlone from Belle's Hot Chicken & Bar Clarine

Morgan McGlone from Belle’s Hot Chicken & Bar Clarine

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The Vincast Episode 040 – Bill Downie from William Downie Wines & 1000 Candles

It’s impossible not to like Bill Downie as he is such a down-to-earth person, a brilliantly talented winemaker, and is also incredibly humble. His skills are not his technical prowess, skills which he picked up for the most part learning on the job, but his ability to simply capture the essence of what nature provides in a certain place. He joined me on this episode of The Vincast to discuss his background, his approaches to wine, and how he imparts as little of himself to his pinot noir for William Downie Wines and the singular 1000 Candles from the Yarra Valley.

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The Vincast Episode 007 – Wine Baptism of Fire with James Fryer

The Wine Baptism of Fire competition gives amateur winemakers the chance to discover first-hand what is involved under the tutelage of a respected winemaking mentor, and make their first wine from Mount Langi Ghiran fruit. James Fryer was a member of Team Downie which was comprised almost entirely of members of Grossi Florentino service staff, and he joins me to regale us with their Wine BOF experience.

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