Monthly Archives: February 2012

Mandatory vehicle breathalyzers

France’s bold drink driving legislation – every car to carry a breathalyzer. This is an interesting write up on the proposition in France for all cars to have breathalyzers by Nov 2012. It’s a somewhat long article with bar graphs … Continue reading

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Sabella Pinot Grigio 2011, McLaren Vale, SA

$20. Pale lemon hay colour, soft aromas of pear fruit, lemon rind and a smoky element like bbq’d fatty sausage. There is plenty of fruity acidity, flavours of pear, a squeeze of lemon and pinch of sea salt. A lean, … Continue reading

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Tahbilk Shiraz 2006, Nagambie Lakes, Central VIC

$20. Clear intense ruby colour, this wine has soft aromas of red berries, pomegranate juice, crushed dried herbs and white pepper. A dry, full-bodied wine with high acidity and 14% alc. An even waxy slate of tannins, there is a … Continue reading

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Barbera d’Alba (and one other), Piedmont, Italy

I tasted the following Barberas at Prince Wine Store (South Melbourne). Nice entry-level Italian wines at a reasonable price (taking into consideration shipping etc). These would make an enjoyable punt for any mildy warmer evening. At this moment, I think … Continue reading

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NZ in a glass – Melbourne

Every year, a sizeable contingent of NZ wineries take a little trip onto Australian shores to show off their wines. It should be well-regarded that the time of NZ being strictly associated with standardised Sauvignon Blancs is over. But that … Continue reading

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