The Edible Garden

Decided to get a little fancy for hosting cheese and wine night and serve up an edible Spring garden. The spread may look complicated, but it’s easier than you think to put together. The “Dirt” Melt good quality butter over low … Continue reading

The Last Drop: old world and new world wines

No doubt you’ve all heard about “old world” and “new world” wines. Regions in France, Germany or Spain, for example, would be considered part of the established old world and regions in, say, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and the … Continue reading

The Festive Scene

It’s the festive season! And like most household gets right into the spirit of it all. These are some of our favourite things for this time of yea. Ornaments are the best at any given time of the year. However … Continue reading

The last drop: For the love of Rioja

Those of you who’ve read our March post will know about the pleasures of Spanish Verdejo – the ubiquitous white ‘vino de la casa’ of Spanish tapas bars (“!una copa de vino blanco por favor!”). The Verdejo was truly delicious, … Continue reading

The last drop: the sweetest match

One of life’s greatest pleasures, we say, is indulging in a little chocolate with a spicy shiraz. And what better time of year to give this a go than right after Easter, when you’re wondering what to do with the … Continue reading

Coming Soon: The H&D Online Store

Some very exciting news! In 2014 We’re going to be elated to start sharing a range of our favourite handmade creations, unique pieces and vintage finds with you all. We’re talking stationery, gift packs, cushions covers, kiddy things, eco candles… … Continue reading

The Last Drop; Verdejo – Delightful Spanish House Wine

Ordering a glass of house wine usually means we’ll be satisfied but not delighted. Spain proved to be a wonderful exception to this rule. Here the “vino de la casa” brings on a smile and a sigh of contentment time … Continue reading

The Last Drop; From Hunter Valley to Pondicherry

In the town of Pondicherry in southern India, amidst the districts that lie a few kilometres from the baguettes, cheese and ratatouilles of the town’s French quarter, lay a bottle of Aussie wine – a De Bortoli 2002 Semillon Chardonnay … Continue reading

The Last Drop

This pair of H&D Guest Writers really know their wines … and combined with their love of travel and great food, they’ll be sharing their favourite wines (and wine journeys) via their posts in ‘The Last Drop’ on www.hillarydijon.com. Welcome to … Continue reading