Tag Archives: 2013

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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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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Hot Ribs & Frosty wine

It’s been a relaxing Labor Day long weekend in Melbourne which seems to have quickly overcome the CBD fights on Saturday night. I’ve always known the Swanston/Flinders st corner to be a puddle of scummy bogans but this was the … Continue reading

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Pastuso, the little Peruvian restaurant that could + Alta Alella Tallarol

Pastuso is a Peruvian cevicheria, pisco-bar and grill sitting at the end of ACDC Lane. It shares the bustling Flinders Lane block with Yu-U, Eau de Vie, Chin Chin and Lee Ho Fook. It is not the most noticeable establishment, … Continue reading

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10x Tractor Pinot Noir 2013 & Araldica Barolo Flori 2009

I’ve had several 2013 Mornington Peninsula pinots now, and they’ve all been impressive open wines. The Ten Minutes by Tractor 2013 continues the hits. A deep ruby coloured core accompanied by sweet spiced nose, bright cherry fruit, strawberry leaf and … Continue reading

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