Monthly Archives: December 2013

Roast Duck Inn, Box Hill, VIC

Rule #1: Make a reservation! 6pm or 8pm? There are only two times for dinner, and if you wish to have an unrushed meal, or it’s a grand gathering of old-time friends, then do what I did, make an 8pm … Continue reading

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Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose 2013, Yarra Valley / Pyreness, VIC

$22. This is a blend of Merlot (50%), Shiraz (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%). The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were sourced from the Yarra Valley, and the Shiraz from the Pyrenees region. Pale crimson-orange colour, bright youthful aromas of redcurrants, … Continue reading

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Spinifex Rosé 2013, Barossa Valley, SA

$23. Year in, year out, Peter Schell’s Provençal interpretation of Barossan Rosé ranks in my top three summer Rosé must-buys. Slightly different from the 2012 which included Eden valley fruit and Shiraz, this year’s blend is 62% Grenache, 24% Mataro, … Continue reading

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Munchies: St John Bread & Wine

This little piggy went.. into my belly! yummmm…..

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Bramble & Vine, Carlton North

It is a quieter part of town certainly, that which is the North-eastern corner of Carlton and away from the bustle of Lygon St. Some would say one for the locals, for in that immediate precinct, there is arguably none … Continue reading

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