Monthly Archives: December 2014

Boxing Day wines. And go on, unwrap that saucisson.

On days when you just need a break, you want to take it slow, sit back and enjoy the sunshine, sip on something that quaffs easily, these are the wines for you. Both reds are sub-$30, the Celestial Bay Shiraz … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I’d like to wish everyone a happy, enjoyable festive break as we see out 2014. No snow to report of in Australia. I’m spending this cool Melbourne summer evening at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, enjoying the Christmas by Candlelight concert … Continue reading

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Chartogne-Taillet Cuvée Sainte Anne NV, Merfy, (Reims) Champagne

Chartogne-Taillot is a father-son operation is located in the village of Merfy, north-west of Reims, with just 12 hectares of vineyard in Merfy and the adjacent villages. The soils in this region are mixed layers of sand and clay, a contrast … Continue reading

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Laherte Freres Les 7 NV, Chavot, Champagne

Laherte Freres is one of the lesser known Champagne houses to be imported into Australia. But it has a relatively long history, established in 1889 and is currently being run by the 6th generation of Lahertes. They own 75 parcels … Continue reading

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To foie, or not to foie?

In the lead up to the end-of-year season, one is constantly reminded to at least attempt a decent proportion of self-control in the inevitable festive indulgence. Excuse yourself early from those after-work drinks, one less party to attend (really?! picking … Continue reading

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