Tag Archives: VIC

The Story Wines Riesling 2013, Henty, VIC

I just took delivery of these wines from The Story last week and will be posting my reviews over the next few days. This is a small operation established in 2004 by Rory Lane and his partner. They purchase parcels of … 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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Taltarni Brut 2010, Pyreness, VIC (multi-regional sparkling)

Taltarni operates out of the Pyreness, VIC but the fruit for the vintage Brut is sourced from multiple states, namely Victoria (65%), South Australia (24%) and Tasmania (11%). Produced using methode traditionnelle, i.e. fermented in bottle to achieve dissolved carbon … 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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