Sunday, 1 March 2015

Opportunity to support Champagne Jayne's court battle against an aggressive giant.

Jayne's supporters have put together a fundraising campaign to help offset her legal expenses, which have been greatly increased due to the CIVC's bullying tactics.

Read more and donate here.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Follow my reports on the courtroom battle between the CIVC (the Comité Interprofessionnel  du Cin de Champagne and Australian wine educator Rachel Powell better known as Champagne Jayne at http://jimsloire.blogspot.com.au/. The hearing began in the Federal Court of Australia on Monday December 15 before Justice Jonathon Beach.

The CIVC, France’s protector of the exclusivity of the Champagne brand has accused Champagne of misleading and deceptive behaviour and tarnishing the Champagne brand.

The hearing has now been adjourned until March 2015 while the opposing parties attempt to reach a settlement through mediation.

Sunday, 19 May 2013



THE TOP 250

GOURMAND AWARDS 2013 FIRST HARVEST

200 FOOD  BOOKS AND 50 WINE BOOKS FROM 83 COUNTRIES

FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2013


The Chinese edition of Heart & Soul: Australia's First Families of Wine book is among the top 250 from 83 countries from an estimated 10,000 food and wine books since November 15, 2012.
 
Translated by Kandy Xu
 
 
 




Friday, 10 May 2013

Science Quest in Tanzania


For the past couple of years John Wiley & Sons, Australia Ltd, has been supporting, in a very small way, the Teacher Resource Centre in Tanzania, with the donation of text books, including full sets of the Science Quest series.
 
In one school in Tanzania, a secondary school with 850 students has only 2 teachers. The students walk, sometimes many kilometres, to school each day in the hope that it might be their day to be allowed inside to learn.
 
For more information, go to Winderdoon and follow the links to the Christopher Strong Education Trust.
 

 

Thursday, 14 February 2013

The Simplified Chinese translation of Heart & Soul: Australia's First Families of Wine can be purchased online in China at:
Amazon,  Jindong or Dangdang.

In Australia, it can be purchased online or in person at Abbey's Language Book Centre, 131 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Ph: 02 9267 1397, Fax: 02 9264 8993.