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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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Melbourne Cup, pre-race breakfast Champagne

It’s the first Tuesday of November in Melbourne, the date that stops a nation. The Melbourne Cup. Race 7, 3pm. This year’s running was complicated by the winds taking the unfastened hats on a whirlwind ride along the track. It’s … Continue reading

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Domaine Chandon, Yarra Valley (No picnics, but antique cars permitted on the grass)

Respect the grass, unless you’re a beautiful antique motorcar in which case, trample all over my body! The sun was out after a week of rain, and I had scored a free ride on the UoM wine society bus. Designated driver – … Continue reading

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Domaine du Bois Mozé Crémant de Loire Rosé 2009, Loire Valley, France

Looking for an alternative to Champagne? Take my advice for this bang-for-buck excellent tasting Crémant from the Loire Valley. You can find it at PWS for $30, and wait till you hear what went into making this wine! The Bois … Continue reading

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