The inaugural Mould cheese festival packed out North Melbourne’s old Meat Market early this month for the most significant showcase of Australia’s artisan cheesemaking community to date. It was put together by Nick Haddow, the visionary behind the Bruny Island Cheese Co, and the crew from Bottle Shop Concepts, stagers of Australia’s best booze events. My involvement extended to lining up the libations to accompany the cheeses discussed and consumed at masterclasses.
Call me a cynic, but there must be an election coming up. Politicians who haven’t been seen in their electorates for the last few years are beginning to turn up to baby kissing ceremonies while their smiling faces, squinting left eyes, and empty promises once again adorn strange billboard gardens on main roads. High traffic equals higher visibility, which might be true - however actual visibility would probably resonate more with voters.
These were the beginnings of a remarkable success story, for the region and for Hohnen. A dozen years later, Hohnen won back-to-back Jimmy Watson trophies with Cape Mentelle cabernet, at the same time as establishing Cloudy Bay in New Zealand and getting in on the ground floor of the Marlborough sauvignon blanc boom, and while Margaret River was attracting global attention as a wine region that clearly had hit the ground running.
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