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Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE -

+ TO­DAY: Slow Food Ho­bart AGM, wine tast­ing and din­ner at Drys­dale. AGM 4.30pm, din­ner 6pm. $ 85/$ 95. De­tails and book­ings at slow­food­ho­bart@ya­hoo.com.au

+ 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

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