Monthly Archives: November 2012

Pope Joan – hail the Pagan goat sausage thingy

11.30am on a Saturday can be a rather confusing time on the weekend for me. I have to struggle with several options, all associated with food one way or another. Often, it comes down to the choice that requires the … Continue reading

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Ca’ dei Mandorli dei Giari 2010 Moscato d’Asti DOCG, Asti, Italy

AUD$25 from Vintage Cellars (Albert Park). Pale yellow colour with a delicate lifted lime blossom and chalk aromas. An easy drinking wine, simple sugars and fine spirtz’d texture. 5% alc. A good breakfast wine with roast chicken sandwiches. Drink now. … Continue reading

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Raymond-Lafon 2009, Sauternes

The 2009 Raymond-Lafon is a delightfully young and fresh tasting Sauternes. Golden yellow is colour, youthful fragrance of stewing apricot jam and freshened up with a hint of lime. A lush sticky wine, very tight with vibrant acidity. Rich flavours … Continue reading

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Hot, need an ice-cream sandwich pronto, Hot Poppy!

It’s a recurring theme with me, the closer it is, the less likely I am to eat at a cafe/restuarant. Hot Poppy was one of those places. Living in North Melbourne, I’d get a lazy fish and chips takeaway from … Continue reading

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Matchbox Wine Co Malbec 2012, Clare Valley, SA

$30 direct from winery. Fruit from 1980 vines that was wild fermented in seasoned French oak puncheons. Intense inky purple ruby colour. Lifted aromas of violets, blueberry syrup and fresh pepper. A weighty wine texture-wise, like a whole ream of … Continue reading

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