Monthly Archives: March 2013

Red Petite, big Thai flavours (kinda) – South Melbourne

This quaint little cafe was on my radar screen all this while, but to my stomach’s detriment, never popped up as a more than a blip. I had walked past it several times on my way to breakfast without so … Continue reading

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Evil Twin Brewing Even More Jesus Imperial Stout, Denmark

Another insanely attractive beer from Fanø Bryghus, Denmark by Evil Twin Brewing Pours jet black with a thin burnt caramel coloured head. Pours thick and viscous, super dense but complex aromatic profile. Notes of espresso, earthy dark chocolate essence, roasted … Continue reading

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Sine Qua Non The Pontis Rose 2008, Ventura, CA

Could there be a more appropriate wine to start off the Easter weekend than Manfred Krankl’s rose from the 2008 vintage, The Pontiff. A crimson colour that would have done Pope Benedict’s shoes proud, heady aromas of stewed strawberry, red … Continue reading

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Galli Estate Artigiano Nebbiolo 2009, Heathcote, VIC

$22 from Vintage Cellars (Albert Park). Galli Estate is a small-ish winery out of Sunbury, but with a more substantial holding in Heathcote. They make a range of wines, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, but also produce Mediterranean varieties such … Continue reading

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Bogeda Norton Lo Tengo 2011 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

$10 from Vintage Cellars (Albert Park). Alright, so we got a new pope this week, Francis I, from Argentina, so let’s raise a glass of Argentinian Malbec to toast this event. The 2011 Lo Tengo is a cheap, representative Malbec … Continue reading

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