Home' Scoop : Scoop 52 Contents JUST AS HIS parents piqued his interest in wine as
a child, sommelier Sam Badger is doing his best
to pass his passion for, and knowledge of, wine on
to others. An integral part of Must Margaret River's
front-of-house team and custodian of the bistro's
mammoth wine stocks -- at last count, the list was
600-bottles strong, a good chunk of that given over
to an ambitious A-Z of all the region's producers --
the Kingston Upon Thames native is helping keep
weary travellers fed and hydrated in the South West.
What were guests drinking most over the summer?
It's hard to go past the Margaret River staple of
sauvignon blanc and semillon blends, however we
had a lot of interest in international whites this
summer, in particular, textural Spanish whites such as
albarino and godello.
Any predictions for wine styles that'll do well this
Early autumn is always a great time for rose and
lighter, savoury red styles.
What do you look for when selecting the wines
for Must's Margaret River A-Z?
Firstly we're looking to showcase what producers are
really proud of, wines of character and personality.
Then we look at how the wines work with our food in
the bistro and the overall list balance is very
important. The wines also have to work as great
drinks at the bar, with or without food. Before we
opened, we tasted hundreds of wines to put the
initial list together but it's dynamic, constantly
changing and evolving.
What's your post-service drink of choice?
A Campari at the bar is a favourite, but an icy cold
beer is probably the best. Trumer Pils is a favourite
AS MORE PEOPLE begin to think about the impor-
tance of sustainable fishing practices, news of the
renewal of the Western Australian Rock Lobster
fishery s Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) cer-
tification is welcome indeed, not just for seafood
lovers both locally and abroad, but for families
and communities who rely on West Australian
rock lobsters for their livelihood. As the issue gains
momentum, we can only hope that more fisheries
both in Western Australia and abroad seek MSC
certification and develop environmentally respon-
sible fishing practices.
FAMOUS FIVE « The number of flavours
in Rochelle Adonis' exquisite nougat collection is
now up to five following the release of a new wild
blueberry, almond and lemon flavour ($15 for a 100g
block). Even more exciting, the city's first lady of
pastry is preparing to expand her empire into the
eastern states later in the year, but for now, she's still
being sweet at her inner-city shopfront. 193 Brisbane
Street, Northbridge. (08) 9227 0007.
(08) 9447 4066
Shop 12, Carine Glades Shopping Centre
473 Beach Road, Duncraig
Open every day, 8am -- 8pm (except Christmas Day)
fresh fruit + veg
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