AFL | UPDATE: The Adelaide Crows have been cleared of any dodgy dealings in recruiting gun forward Eddie Betts.
The AFL today concluded informal inquiries after ousted Carlton coach Mick Malthouse’s bombshell allegation that former Adelaide CEO Steven Trigg boasted the club had “stitched up” a deal with Betts 18 months before he left the Blues.
But as forecast by InDaily, the AFL found no cause to launch a formal investigation.
In a statement late today, General Counsel Andrew Dillon said the AFL had interviewed 14 people, including officials from four AFL clubs and two registered player agents, as well as examining “documentation from a number of parties”.
“The AFL is satisfied the AFL Rules were adhered to,” said Dillon.
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FOOD & WINE | Penfolds Magill Estate today opens a new cellar door and restaurant to the public after a multi-million-dollar redevelopment of the 171-year-old winery.
The winery, which is one of the few single vineyards in the world located within city boundaries, is home to the famous Grange blend, and will now offer greater accessibility to local and international visitors.
Penfolds’ flagship wine will be available for purchase by the glass at the new Magill Estate Kitchen – a casual dining offering designed to complement the formal service at Magill Estate Restaurant, the highest-ranked South Australian establishment in a recent list of Australia’s top 100 restaurants.
“The changes to Magill Estate include a state-of-the-art cellar door space repositioned at t Full Story »
TOURISM | Encouraging visitors to South Australia to venture beyond Adelaide, and ensuring the state is associated with more than just wine, are among key challenges faced by the tourism industry.
Speakers at an SA Tourism Industry Council tourism conference in the city yesterday described tourism as a “super-growth” sector benefitting from the rapidly expanding Asian economies.
Australians are also travelling overseas much more – but the flipside is that domestic tourism is flat, with the number of interstate visitors to South Australia slightly down in previous years.
Justin Marshall, of Tourism Research Australia, told the conference the trend across the country was for domestic travellers to fly to their destination rather than drive, and to opt for short stays of just two or t Full Story »
PHILIP WHITE REVIEWS | Whitey has an enthusiastic schlurp of two Shiraz wines that’ll set you back three or four pints of beer in currency.
Yalumba Galway Vintage Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013
$19; 13.5% alcohol; screw cap; 80 points
You could call this very modern, or equally claim it’s a bit like the Galway was before the extreme high alcohol boom of the ’90s: mercifully, it’s of modest strength, and sports enough dusty tannin to make me hungry.
It has that rusty old Barossa shed about it, but in a wallow of Shiraz that’s neither too deep nor shallow: it’s certainly not deep enough to become bogged. Your axles stay well above the surface here. It has all the right blackberries (with the nightshade smell of their tough leafy vine) and maybe just a touch of Full Story »