ADELAIDE | NSW-based Casella Family Brands has completed its acquisition of Peter Lehmann Wines, saying it plans to unlock the Barossa winery’s “full potential” with an increased presence in the domestic and international markets.
However, Casella – best-known for its mass market Yellow Tail brand – said it would respect the legacy upon which the label was founded by the late winemaker and “Barossa baron” Peter Lehmann.
Peter Lehmann died last year at the age of 82 and his eldest son Doug, who managed the business from 1990 to 2010, died suddenly of a heart attack in June this year.
Casella last month announced that it had made an offer to buy 100 per cent of the shares in Peter Lehmann Wines, and that majority shareholder Hess Family Wine Estates (HFWE), of Switzerland, Full Story »
Comment | Reggie Martin’s head finally hit the pillow about 12.30am, hours after the voters of Fisher had delivered what turned out to be a precarious, perplexing verdict.
At this point though, Labor’s candidate, Nat Cook, had a two-party-preferred lead of well over 600 (even if the Electoral Commission hadn’t acknowledged it yet), so the party’s state secretary had every reason to sleep soundly: he had, in all likelihood, helped deliver Labor majority Government in South Australia.
Little more than half an hour later, however, any suggestion of a sound night’s sleep was well and truly banished when his wife went into early labour.
Their second child, a girl, was born around 9am on the Sunday morning.
About four hours later, none the wiser, I rang him to check the official view o Full Story »
COLUMN | In a current TV advertisement for supermarket chain Aldi, a young traveller returns to his northern hemisphere village and shares his newfound knowledge of the Aussie Christmas. The villagers begrudgingly try surfing, cricket and a frozen slip ’n’ slide but are won over when he introduces them to Australian Christmas fare.
With its combination of summer activities and wintry foods, the ad goes right to the heart of the contradictions around ways of celebrating Christmas in Australia. And prominently displayed on the festive table is the Christmas pudding.
While it began as an ordinary winter dessert in Britain, making use of dried fruits when fresh ones were unavailable, the boiled pudding in Australia has come to be uniquely associated with the mid-summer Christmas meal.
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CONTENT SUPPLIED BY FLINDERS UNIVERSITY | “If a developing country like Cuba can train more doctors and nurses than they need so they can contribute to the health care needs of other countries around the world, you have to ask the question – why can’t Australia do the same?”
Flinders University Professor Michael Kidd, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, has been pondering this very question since his return from Cuba last month.
An esteemed primary health care expert, general practitioner (GP) and President of the World Organization of Family Doctors, Professor Kidd travelled to Cuba to learn more about the country’s delivery of primary health care and doctor training, with a focus on the Medical School of Latin America (Escuela Latinoamericana Full Story »