Monthly Archives: January 2012

Shoya, Market Ln, Melbourne CBD

I have dined at Shoya several times now, and they have mostly been enjoyable. But I hadn’t been back in recent months, not since my lunch of wagyu fillet was way over-cooked. Still, I thought this restaurant warrented a re-assessment. … Continue reading

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Australia Day

It’s Australia Day today, dinner on this cool evening is pan-roasted duck fillets over a Federer vs. Nadal Aus Open semi-final; how good is that?! My wine for the night probably gives away who I think will be the winner. … Continue reading

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Torzi Matthews Riesling 2010, Eden Valley, SA

Pale lemon colour, with youthful nose of clean steely lemon, crushed calcium carbonate rock, pineapple juice and a hint of flint. Intensely flavoured wine with high acidity. Amazing rich, ripe lemon pulp and lime acidity, with linger ripe pineapple. Long … Continue reading

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Rieslingfreak No.3 2010, Clare Valley, SA

$25 direct from John Hughes.Recommended by Chris Ringland (via fb). Clear pale lemon colour with fine legs. A blast of clean, intense and youthful aromas of cold lime talc, crushed limestone slate rock, kaffir lime leaf and rind, hint of … Continue reading

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First drops..

I had an entirely different reunion dinner dinner experience this year, being the first time I celebrate Chinese New Year away from my parents, as well as missing out on the fun with my relatives. Yes, the family is crazy … Continue reading

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