Victoria?s economy will still be paying a price for the devastating bushfires of 2019 and 2020 a decade after the blazes ravaged vast areas of the state.

 

No rookie had won three flags in their first 100 VFL/AFL games. Until Jason Castagna came along.

 
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Victoria’s environment department has felt the wrath of grape growers, already reeling from the pandemic and Chinese trade measures, over the timing of controlled burns in the Macedon Ranges.

 

Melbourne-based jazz composer Vanessa Perica turned her debut album - which opens with an evocation of her honeymoon in Naples - into a symphony for the MSO.

 

From movies under the stars to DJ sets at the NGV, there's plenty to do in and around Melbourne this week.

 

Grape expectations has taken a new meaning after several pioneering wineries in Wilyabrup lost their fight to become a geographical indication within the wider Margaret River region – for now.

 
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Margaret River has been proclaimed the leading wine region in Australia yet again by the country's top authority on wine James Halliday and his tribe of scribes.

 

With wine, seafood and dairy exports next in China’s firing line, one Victorian seafood producer says ‘we’re hapless witnesses, watching a train crash in slow motion’.

 
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Iconic Australian beers like Victoria Bitter will soon be owned by the giant Japanese brewer Asahi, after its $16 billion bid for CUB jumped the final regulatory hurdle.

 

From gigs and theatre to markets and festivals, a range of events and activities around town.

 
 
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