Tag Archives: Mornington Peninsula

Yabby Lake Block 2 Pinot Noir 2013, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

The selected tasting partner of the Tolpuddle 2013 Pinot Noir was the Yabby Lake Block 2 pinot noir 2013. Obviously quite a different wine from the Tasmanian wine, although one could see similarities in the cool climate Mornington Peninsula offering. … Continue reading

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UOMSWS Wine Camp Mornington Peninsula Wines tasting (aka The Morning After)

We survived the first night of wine camp. Despite polishing off half the Kraken and chasing a dragon, the attempt for peaceful uninterrupted sleep was not futile. I imagined being close enough to the beach that to hearing the lapping morning waves, mingling … Continue reading

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UOMSWS Wine Camp Intro to Australian Wines tasting

A cosy bunch of budding wine connoisseurs assembled over the weekend at BayPlay on Portsea for the inaugural University of Melbourne Student Wine Society wine camp. I was excited to be able to put together two short tasting sessions to … 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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Crittenden Estate Los Hermanos Txakoli Petit Manseng 2012, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

$25 direct from winery. I foresee this as one of my favourite summer wines for 2013-14. Brilliantly vibrant fruit, clean fresh acidity, this Petit Manseng rendition of the Spanish Txakoli blend – Hondarrabi Zuri, Hondarrabi Beltza and Petit Manseng – … Continue reading

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