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About simplepalatesseriously

I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.

Winner or stinker? My Singapore transit

Changi Airport duty-free Dom Perignon 2006 SGD$205 (AUD$216) *winner* Food Centre Chinese coffee $0.80 *winner* $5.80 for a large cup of weak flat white *stinker* $3.90 lunch of rice and 3 dishes *winner* Serve size was half of what it … Continue reading

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Chardy Friday

Clonakilla Chardonnay 2012, Murrumbateman, NSW One from the office stash, forgot how much I paid. Pulled it to lift my draggy week. Solid as ever, the Clonakilla 2012 chardonnay exemplifies Tim Kirk’s wine crafting skills. A blend of high altitude fruit from … Continue reading

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Sine Qua Non Kolibri white blend 2008, CA

Sine Qua Non. The Californian cult winery with a waiting list for the waiting list to be ON the mailing list. I was finally offered wine after receiving postcards for the past dozen years. Manfred and Elaine Krankl craft wines … Continue reading

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Feudi del Pisciotto Frappato 2010, Sicily

Frappato di Vittoria is a Sicilian grape variety that makes light and fragrant red wines. However all Frappatos tend to be IGT and there is only one DOCG wine from Sicily. The attractive label on the Feudi del Pisciotto is … Continue reading

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Campo Viejo Gran Reserva 2009, Rioja

Campo Viejo isnt the first Rioja name to be thrown into a discussion circle. The famed CVNE, Marques de Murrieta or La Rioja Alta are the foremost producers. But Campo Viejo Tempranillo blends have had a long history est. 1959, … Continue reading

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