Monthly Archives: October 2012

Lux Foundry – Finally found it, Brunswick luxury!

This place is on the other side of the tracks. You know, the neighbourhood your momma told you not to cross over to… who knew about this whole other world so different from the main streets. Yup, there is always … Continue reading

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Piccolo Espresso – not to be confused with Sunbeam’s machine

If it’s trying to remain inconspicuous, then Piccolo Espresso would be better off in the bushes opposite their current location at the Swinburne campus. Having heavy drapes to cover its frontage from the passing traffic surely isn’t enough to hide … Continue reading

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Rimauresq Rose 2010, Cotes de Provence, Rignans, France

$35 from DM’s. Pale salmon colour. Light fresh notes of crushed red currants with a touch of savoury white sesame. A light-bodied wine, slim on the fruit though, the palate feeling slightly leaner than the acidity permits. I think there … Continue reading

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Casa Freschi Ragazzi Pinot Grigio 2011, Adelaide Hills

$25 from Cloudwine. Short maturation in old French oak barriques which adds a whole lot of character to this. Pale yellow colour, light floral notes of saltish salinity, lime and nashi pear. This is a delicious wine, rich fruit flavours … Continue reading

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Hauts de Pontet-Canet 2009, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

The first bottle of my 2009 en primeur orders that I’m busting open. And I think the second wine of Pontet Canet can’t be a bad place to start. Given the lack of age and probable inaccessible tannins, I popped … Continue reading

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