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Let’s talk about Chardonnay
Let’s talk about Chardonnay

PHILIP WHITE REVIEWS | Whitey’s been worrying about posh Chardonnay - but, like, why?

Kooyong Faultline Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay 2012
$60; 13.5% alcohol; screw cap; 92 points

There’s not much of your actual fruit to sniff here: no peach or melon aromas or much of what you’d Full Story »

Scotch College boat christening
Scotch College boat christening

Scotch College officially christened its new fleet of boats with a special event on the college lawns last week. More than 160 Scotch students will hit the water this 2014-1015 rowing season.

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Henley Beach
Henley Beach

This bluestone cottage is situated metres from the ocean. It features period details such as high ornate ceilings and original polished floorboards. There is a formal living area with a marble fireplace and a gourmet kitchen with stone benchtops. The property also includes a detached artist’s Full Story »

Council confidence up – but will voters turn out?
Council confidence up – but will voters turn out?

Comment | Local councils have received a fillip just prior to elections via an independent survey conducted by Newspoll.

Established by Professor A J Brown at Queensland’s Griffith University, the survey has shown a further growth in public confidence in councils across Australia.

From a positive Full Story »

Five Adelaide Writers’ Week authors to read
Five Adelaide Writers’ Week authors to read

ADELAIDE WRITERS’ WEEK | Adelaide Writers’ Week director Laura Kroetsch offers some reading suggestions to introduce festival-goers to authors on the 2015 program, which was released last week:

The books I’ve put together below all look to the darker sides of human nature.

Three look forw Full Story »

Val McDermid’s The Skeleton Road
Val McDermid’s The Skeleton Road

BOOK REVIEW | The bloody Balkans wars of the 1990s provide the backdrop to prolific Scottish writer Val McDermid’s latest psychological thriller.

The genocide and other horrific war crimes committed during the conflicts associated with the break-up of the former Yugoslavia shocked the world, with Full Story »

Poem: Arid Lands
Poem: Arid Lands

POET’S CORNER | Adelaide Hills poet Lynda Becker has previously lived in South Australia’s outback, the subject of a work-in-progress collection of poems and inspiration for today’s Poet’s Corner contribution.

Arid Lands

Flat plains
punctuated by rising mesas.
Old volcanic in nature
flat Full Story »

The Forager: Gorgeous food, Barossa Fino
The Forager: Gorgeous food, Barossa Fino

THE FORAGER | This week in The Forager: A new Gorgeous Festival food event; Fino set to open at Seppeltsfield; a second restaurant for the Casino; and a third cellar door for Geoff Hardy.

Gorgeous Table

The first ever Gorgeous Table dinner – part of McLaren Vale’s 2014 Gorgeous Festival (Novemb Full Story »

Eyewear competition: vote for your favourite
Eyewear competition: vote for your favourite

Today we present all the entries in InDaily‘s spectacle design competition. Now it’s open to you to vote for your favourite and go into the running for a $400 Health Partners Optical store voucher. The competition is a collaboration with UniSA and Health Partners Optical, in which desi Full Story »

Partners

In-Conversation with Baran Kosari
In-Conversation with Baran Kosari

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre is delighted to partner with the Iranian Film Festival Australia and Mercury Cinema to co-present the opening night film I’m Not Angry, screening Friday 31 October, 7pm.  This stunning film from writer-director Reza Dormishian (Hatred, IFFA 2012), is a l Full Story »

A Satirist’s Journey
A Satirist’s Journey

Amnesty International is a global movement of over 4.6 million people committed to defending those who are denied justice or freedom. It campaigns on a wide range of issues to protect and defend these human rights. The vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshr Full Story »

Unlocking the history of a sleepy seaside town
Unlocking the history of a sleepy seaside town

A Flinders University researcher is on a quest to dig out the history of Normanville, shedding new light on the heritage and significance of the coastal South Australian town.

As part of her masters degree in maritime archaeology, Peta Straiton is this week conducting field work in Normanville, abou Full Story »