Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Story Wines Westgate Blanc 2013, Grampians, VIC

$28 direct from winery. This is the other white in the portfolio. A Rhon-esque blend of Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier grown at the Westgate Vineyard, site of their best Shiraz grapes. The 3 rows of Marsanne and 1 each of … Continue reading

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The Story Wines Riesling 2013, Henty, VIC

I just took delivery of these wines from The Story last week and will be posting my reviews over the next few days. This is a small operation established in 2004┬áby Rory Lane and his partner. They purchase parcels of … Continue reading

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Picardy Pannell Family Shiraz 2007, Pemberton, WA

I don’t do product reviews, but here’s one just because I’m having the buffalo marinade King Island ribs. At $19/kg, it’s obviously more pricey than the average market price for beef short ribs. I followed the instructions to the letter, … Continue reading

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May 17 – 25 Good Beer Week

The 4th Annual Good Beer Week has kicked off in Melbourne (main site/facebook), plenty of events to attend, and even more volumes of beer to be lavished. There are events for the purists (just beer only, why waste good space … Continue reading

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Is there value in ‘award-winning’ wines?

A couple of weeks ago, an article by Will Storr of The Telegraph discussed the apparent failings of the wine judging world by highlighting the findings of Prof Robert Hodgson. (I find it strange that The Telegraph has filed this … Continue reading

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