Category Archives: Australia

An Australian First Family d’Arenberg

With Australia Day upon us, I thought it was time to revisit one of the first wineries I visited after I moved to Melbourne. Back then, the Yarra Valley was nothing more than a tourist trap to me, and the … Continue reading

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Seppelt St Peters Shiraz 2006

I read this article about it being the 150th anniversary of Seppelt and the 50th release of the iconic St Peters shiraz which provided me incentive to see how the 2006 vintage had developed in bottle. Seppelt is located in … Continue reading

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Roger Pike’s Marius 2014 releases

It takes a good effort to get me posting again, and that was delivered last week in a brown paper carton. Roger Pike has a strong following through the mailing list, and the wines have been selling out quickly in … 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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Mount Pleasant Cellar Aged Elizabeth Semillon 2007, Hunter Valley

It’s warmed up quite nicely for this F1 Sunday in Melbourne. The rains on Friday washed away Melbourne’s dusty stink and I’m savouring every bit of sunshine possible. As much as I go for Mercedes-Benz and Hamilton, I wasn’t big … Continue reading

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