/ 07 May 2024

A buzzarre wine weekend


There’s nothing like a weekend of wine tasting, and even better when it‘s matched with some delicious food, but we’re not too sure about the latest offering from a South Oz winery – an edible insect wine pairing as part of next week’s Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival… Customers will be offered ants, mealworms and crickets paired with both white and red wine varieties which Patrick of Coonawarra winery says will offer wine enthusiasts “a completely new experience”. It might sound like some crazy ant-ics, but owner Luke Tocaciu says he “really wanted to do something outside of the box” to celebrate sustainability and “get people thinking about the future and edible insects.” It’s an honourable intention but we might need to be feeling a bit buzzed to wash down a plate of crickets with our cabernet…

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