Monthly Archives: March 2012

Cono Sur – Not just smart word play!

Cono Sur has only been around for two decades but is a winery that has firmly etched itself into the ‘value’ bin for New World wines, even if competiting with its fellow South American brothers. It’s name isn’t the obvious … Continue reading

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Chateau de Saint Cosme, Gigondas, Southern Rhone, France

One of the more interesting Southern Rhone producers is Saint Cosme, and their Gigondas wines haven’t been overly expensive which is why I’d had a reasonable amount to drink. Hail turned out to be a big problem for the vineyards … Continue reading

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Cherry-ripe pickled lamb – yummss!

A beer aged in oak for 18 months? Yes please!! My favourite ACT pub (actually, to be frightfully honest, it’s the only ACT pub I know of) the Wig & Pen was mentioned in Tuesday’s The Age Epicure section (article … Continue reading

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A blind surprise of Chardonnays

I recently enjoyed a quick single-blind tasting of Chardonnays at PWS that threw 7 surprises back in my face. Couple of points though before the tasting notes. Firstly, I figured that the screwcaps would be the Aus/NZ wines, and that … Continue reading

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Self-Preservation – tough if you’re selling art

I had read about this establishment at the top end of Bourke St awhile ago, but hadn’t found myself enroute to visit until recently. It’s very difficult to spot if you don’t know where you’re headed since it lacks any … Continue reading

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