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San Antonio Winery to Feature "Wines from Down Under" Class and Tasting Tomorrow

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Sunday from noon until 3pm, the San Antonio Winery will present the next class in its series, "Wines from Down Under", featuring wines from Australia and New Zealand. The price per person is $68.00 per person - including lunch.

Australian wines have become very popular over the last decade, particularly the Shiraz. Some of the wines to be sampled are D’Arenberg “Hermit Crab” Viognier Marsanne 2008, D’Arenberg “Laughing Magpie” Shiraz Voignier 2007, and the Ferngrove “Dragon” Shiraz 2005.

A few of the more intrigung menu items are Barrumundi, a sweet and buttery freshwater Australian fish, served with basamati rice and stewed eggplant with crispy onions as well as a New Zealand lamp chop with roasted sweet potatoes and tomato fondue.

You will also have the rare opportunity to sample Lamington Cake, which is a sponge cake dipped in chcocolate and then coconut. It was named after Rt Hon Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Cochrane Baillie, Baron Lamington, GCMG, Governor of Queensland, and person with the longest name in the world. There is disagreement about whether the cake was named after his hat or his wife, so if lunch conversation slows down, there is your random tidbit for the day.

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Last month the San Antonio Winery presented its Summer Tequila Tasting. If the wine isn't enough to get you to make a reservation, the cuisine alone is definitely worth the price of admission.

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