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Mas de Libian Vin de Petanque 2011, Coteaux de l’Ardèche, Rhone Valley

This is a ‘natural’ Vin de Pays hailing from an organic clay-limestone (with flat stones) vineyard in the Ardèche department of South-Central France. The Thibon family have owned the estate since 1670 and have developed it into a biodynamic operation since 2005. … Continue reading

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Rochford Winery, Yarra Valley (Our day on the greens without Segways)

If you’re headed down to Day On The Green in the Yarra Valley, then you will be enjoying the fresh summer lawns of Rochford winery. With Jimmy Barnes lined-up in December and Angel & Cheap Trick in February, there is … Continue reading

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Domaine La Roubine Gigondas 2010, Rhone Valley, France

  Another delicious Rhone wine from the solid 2010 vintage. The Domaine la Roubine Gigondas 2010 is a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. Dark ruby purple colour, youthful floral nose with aromas of blackberry … Continue reading

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Anne Gros La Ciaude Minervois 2008, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

The Gros family name is famous in Burgundy and synonymous with Vosne-Romanee. But if you can’t justify forking over $500 for Anne Gros’ exquisite Echezeaux Grand Crus, then more reachable would be her Minervois labels. Anne Gros and her husband Jean-Paul Tollot have … Continue reading

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Paul Jaboulet Aine La Chapelle Hermitage 1999, North Rhone, France

The last vintage of the nineties marks a decade of inconsistency, stretching in/to the mid-2000s. But in more recent time, the new owners and a new winemaking team have restored the La Chapelle to the heights of its glory day. The … Continue reading

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