On my last trip to Melbourne, I had the pleasure of venturing out further to explore the Grampians wine region in Victoria. With its dramatic backdrop and boutique wineries it is the perfect place to spend the weekend. It has been five years since I’ve seen my old friend Topsi Wallace but it feels like yesterday – the sign of a real friendship. Or the sign you are getting old. Or probably both. We studied Viticulture & Oenology together at Lincoln University, and now she’s now an Assistant Winemaker at Blue Pyrenees. A 1.5 hour journey from on the train from Melbourne, I arrived in Ballarat where we enjoyed a vino at local institution Mitchell Harris Wine Bar and a delicious feast and tamarind Mojitos at Catfish Thai.…