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Private Label Wine – How It Works

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in drink

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If you are working or in charge of a bar or restaurant and intend to rise above the competition, then selling exclusive private label wine is one of the simplest and coolest ways to up your profit margin. I speak this from experience in creating a private wine label for my store that has produced better results than I had expected from this endeavor.

How Melbourne Found Its Drinking Groove

Written by Caroline Evans on . Posted in drink

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“Tell me what you drink, and I shall tell you who you are”

I moved to Melbourne in 1999.  Working as a lawyer in the city I had plenty of time to drink in the myriad of small bars that wove through the urban landscape – they were a respite from work, a lounge room in the city to meet friends, a safe place where you could sit to relax.

I assumed that that was the way the city had always been – bars, along with food and the coffee scene, defining inner Melbourne for me.  It was very different from the city I had grown up in – Canberra – and even from Sydney, where I had just moved from, where the bars were bigger, less personal, flashier.  But this wasn’t the case.  Melbourne, on the bar front, is actually a babe in the woods, albeit a pretty good-looking one that’s grown up very, very fast.

Food & Art – Afternoon Tea – Katka Adams

Written by Anne Berry on . Posted in drink

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This article looks at specific paintings by Katka Adams within the context of English afternoon tea through the filters of national identity, ritual and myth and cultural capital.

A selection of paintings representative of items used for a traditional tea in an affluent English home during the 18th, 19th and early 20th C were chosen for this analysis. These items include a silver tea pot, a covered sugar bowl, a small milk pitcher and several tea cups and saucers, as well as small plates of sweets that would accompany the tea service.

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