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tchillbag sponsorships:

tchillbag supports le Concours des Vins du Victoria
This event offers the opportunity to taste all the wines entered in the show, whilst indulging in superb French cheese and charcuterie.

It is also a showcase of the diversity and quality of unique Victorian wines from over 120 wineries.

tchillbag supports the Brisbane Fine Wine Festival

The French Film Festival (Sunshine Coast) 

tchillbag supports the world music band Mzaza 
When: 22nd of April 2009
Press Club - Brisban on this web site. The CD in ON SALE on this web site. To order it click on Mzaza Music CD. 

tchillbag supports a Little bit of ITALY in BROKE

Enjoy all the FUN & GUSTO at the Hunter Valley's Italian Festival - a little bit of ITALY in BROKE more...

Selected Wineries:

Broke Fordwich Wine Region - Hunter Valley

Nestled on the edge of the Yengo National Park, and just two hours from Sydney and one hour from Newcastle, the Broke Fordwich area is in the centre of the Hunter Valley.

Today the area boasts over 70 “Boutique” vineyards. Ten intimate Cellar doors are scattered throughout the valley, and offer a wide range of award and trophy winning wines for tasting and purchase.

With first class guest houses, cottages, B & B’s, cafés, licensed restaurants, cellar doors and farm shops offering a diversity of accommodation, excellent wines and a gourmet selection of local produce……What more could anyone ask for in a holiday? more...

Catherine Vale Vineyard
Bill and Wendy Lawson welcome you to Catherine Vale Vineyard located between Broke and Bulga in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales.

Here they have created from scratch their own beautiful vineyard producing small parcels of quality fruit from 5 different varieties. The end product is award winning wine available for your enjoyment. more...

Balladean Estate Wines
Ballandean Estate Wines is an icon in the Queensland Wine Industry. It is 
Queenslands largest and oldest family owned and operated winery. Wine has been made on the Estate since 1932140 year working barrels grace the Barrel Room Café. Cellar door sales. more...

Illalangi  Wines
The Illalangi boutique range of fine wines, extra virgin olive oils, dukkah, tapenades and olives are proudly produced by the Gorman family, in the Riverland of South Australia, on the banks of the mighty Murray River.

Pfeiffer Wines  is a family owned and operated winery, located within historic Rutherglen - a region with a rich wine heritage, spanning over 140 years. Our historic winery cellars, and our century old Sunday Creek bridge are situated in an idyllic setting on the banks of Sunday Creek, an anabranch of the mighty Murray River. more...

Woody Nook Wines
Nestled in the Margaret River wine-growing area of Western Australia and just a few miles from the Indian Ocean, Woody Nook is situated on a ridge of rich gravelly loam. Its vines are unirrigated, resulting in full fruit flavours and distinctive varietal characteristics. We are family-owned, unpretentious and small, but are proud of the critical acclaim we consistently receive for the quality of our premium wines more...

Family & Friends:

The Truffle Man

For Philippe Reboul, Brisbane seems like the right place at the right time for his company and the work that he is so passionate about and that he describes as his “hobby business”.

Philippe and his Australian-born wife, Amanda, founded  The Truffle Man in 2006 as an import company to provide the very best in fine foods, wines and champagne direct from Europe. They now supply many delis and gourmet restaurants around Australia with fresh seasonal truffles, caviar, foie gras, bottarga and more, as well as champagnes and wines. Their web site is mouth watering. more...

Christine Maudy. Abstract Art. French Australian visual artist Christine Maudy Official Web Site www.christinemaudy.com

Jacques Maudy Photography.
 My personal blog where you can browse my pictures

Wine Shopping On Line

Jacks Wine - The Store 
Centrally located in Ballarat, Victoria, Jacks Wine has been in operation since 1993. Arguably the largest independently owned liquor store in theregion, Jacks Wine boasts an extensive range of Australian and New Zealand wines.
Jack Simic
Jack is both the owner and co-manager of Jacks Wine. Jack has been in the liquor industry for 27 years. He is more than happy to assist customers with recommendations based on this vast knowledge so if you are unsure about any order or would love a recommendation please give him a call and he will be more than happy to assist you. The most important thing that you need to know is that if something goes wrong he will always make things right and ensure that you get your wine and it is up to the standard. His approach to his business is best summed up in his own words, "Wine is not just our business, it's our passion". 

Winedeals.com.au We have set about the task of finding the best selection of brand name wines for you to buy online in Australia. Save money and experience the convenience of browsing wines and shopping from home.

Wine Writers:

All About Wine is a Brisbane based company who specialises in wine AllAboutWineHeadereducation, promotions and wine "edutainment". 
All About Wine offers a range of courses to expand your wine knowledge as well as themed tastings and events that will give you exposure to a wide range of rare and special wines. 
All the courses are taken by Paula Tewksbury B. Ed. who has over 21 years experience in the wine and liquor industry.

Johnny Halliday, Australia. The Wine Companion, a definitive guide to Australian wines.

Jeremy Oliver, Australia. 
One of Australia's leading and most influential wine critics

Bob Campbell New Zealand. One of only 264 Masters of Wine in the world.

Campbell Mattinson Australia. The Wine Front. Independent wine journalism.

Wine Publications:


Gourmet Traveller Australia

Winestate Australia

Wine@biz Australia's wine industry portal


Others Wine Sites:

Cellarnotes.net A web site to help the person who is new to wine find their way more easily. Some of the content is there for the avid collector or wine professional to make their search for information a bit easier (especially regarding Bordeaux).

Wine and Brandy Corporation If you're into stats and reports on the Australian wine industry, this is the site for you...

Australian Wine Research Insitute Research in Australian wines

Tizwine Wines, regions, news and events from New Zealand

Flaws and Faults in Wine

Wine Dictionary


World Guides - Sydney Vineyards

Online Shopping, price comparisons, retail News & Suppliers Directory - Australian Gifts & Homewares. Online Shopping on local internet stores & traditional shops for giftware & home decor retailers reviewed and categorised. Industry News & New designs, furniture to wall art, Jewellery & Party Plan, wholesalers etc. 

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