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Following your dreams and drinking deeply of life
Peter Althaus searched the world for a vineyard to produce Bordeaux-inspired wines and settled on the Coal River Valley in Hobart in 1989. An ex-IBM executive, and Founder of the Swiss wine-tasting association, Peter had an extra-ordinary palate. And within years Peter was producing award-winning wines like a wooded Sauvignon Blanc that Halliday would describe as the best in the world. The highly intelligent, intense, quietly spoken, and humble man produced some of the greatest wines Australia has ever known. Through Domaine-A, his memory will live on, as will his legacy of following your dreams and drinking deeply of life.
14 January 2021 by Ivan Brewer
 
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Approaching 200 years of age, Australia's second oldest business has undergone a transformation.
Cascade Visitor Centre in Hobart, Tasmania sits in one of the most beautiful settings on Earth. With the ever-changing Mount Wellington as a back drop, and overlooking heritage gardens and the Georgian Facade of the brewery itself, Cascade Visitor Centre has been transformed. Originally home to Founder Peter Degraves, his wife and their 7 children, and neighbour to a wayward Errol Flynn, the visitor centre has been lavished with care and attention by its new owners, Asahi.Founded by Australia's most successful entrepreneur, Cascade once again shines as it deserves. www.cascadebreweryco.com.au/
5 January 2021 by Ivan Brewer
 
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23 December 2020 by Ivan Brewer
 
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Tasmania Sparkles
Ed Carr is what the dictionary means when it defines legend. Founding House of Arras in northern Tasmania 25 years ago, he has won nearly 100 trophies and over 200 gold medals for his sparkling wines. Ed is the world's only non-Champagne winemaker awarded the lifetime achievement award by the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World ChampionshipsAnd now his EJ Carr Late Disgorged 2004 has been named sparkling wine of the year in Decanter magazine. House of Arras beat global superpowers like Krug and Bollinger to take the crown of world's best. Australian-made wines are the best in the world. 
9 December 2020 by Ivan Brewer
 
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Software that promises to change the hospitality industry
Peiso started with a question. How can an industry renowned for low profitability be more economically sustainable? Over the following 10 years I developed and then trialled a new methodology of operating to answer this question. Then others began to use it. It took three years to fully develop that.Now, 10 years after I first asked the hardest question in Hospitality, Peiso is just 2 weeks away from launchand finalist in Beam-Suntory's ideas lab competition. One you can vote for. check out my story here. https://www.idealab2020.com.au/idea/78/ 
30 November 2020 by Ivan Brewer
 
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Yarra Valley Distillery named the World's best Gin producer two years in a row
Located in what was once a lumber yard in Healesville, Yarra Valley, Four Pillars Gin began just 7 short years ago.Fast forward to the tumult of 2020, and Four Pillars has again been named the World's Best Gin producer at the prestigious The IWSC 2020. Renowned for its Whiskey, thanks to Bill Lark and the Tasmania Whiskey Revolution, Australia continues to earn international Spirit accolades.Showing anything is possible in the land down under. https://www.fourpillarsgin.com/ 
19 November 2020 by Ivan Brewer
 
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