+ TODAY: Slow Food Hobart AGM, wine tasting and dinner at Drysdale. AGM 4.30pm, dinner 6pm. $ 85/$ 95. Details and bookings at firstname.lastname@example.org
+ TUESDAY: Smolt Wine Dinner with Kevin O’Brien and his Kangarilla Rd wines from McLaren Vale. 6.30pm. $ 70. 6224 2554. www. smolt. com. au + AUGUST 12: Brand Tasmania and the Tasmanian Hospitality Association are presenting a Meet the Producers trade tasting showcasing food and beverage products from 37 Tasmanian producers. Boardwalk Gallery, Wrest Point. 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Details and RSVP Martin Turmine 6233 5795 or Martin. Turmine@brandtasmania.com + AUGUST 18: Tasmanian Wine Centre’s Annual Wine Exhibition with 25 Australian producers presenting 250 wines for tasting plus a silent charity wine auction with proceeds to the Guide Dogs Tasmania. Henry Jones Art Hotel; Noon to 5pm. $ 10.
+ VALE ATTILIO MINNUCCI: Experts olive trees near Huonville in 1985. “Since beside my father growing and pressing olives at Chieti near Pescara in Italy and I knew Tasmania’s climate was ideal,” he said years ago. “People thought I was just a crazy old, homesick Italian. Ha! But when they tasted my oil.” Instead of crazy, he was, of course, the father of