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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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How cool is VIC?

I had a chuckle reading Harvey Steiman’s recent blog post on Wine Spectator about the La Pleiade shiraz, a Heathcote wine produced by Chapoutier and Ron Laughton (Jaspers Hill). It’s also a wine which I bought the first couple of … Continue reading

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Game of Rhones, Red bloods of Australia

Game of Rhones, the premier tasting event in Melbourne for Rhone variety producers from around Australia. It’s a day closely rivalled by Pinot Palooza which is coming up soon. This was the perfect assault against the cold Melbourne weekend. When … Continue reading

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Australian Rhone varieties, bit of a blanc mixed bag

 27th July 2013, Ormond Hall, St Kilda Rd It is well-evident that there is no shortage of Rhone-inspired wines in Australia. We certainly have vineyards which bask in similar weather conditions as the Rhone Valley. One could argue that a … Continue reading

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Facing the chill, Pinot Noir leads the fight back in the sunshine!

What a chilly morning to start the long weekend, 5C is perfect for a brisk morning walk. By the time the group got together to savor San Antonio’s 4Q comeback win over the Miami Beat, the sun popped up signalling … Continue reading

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