Monthly Archives: February 2012

Tasting wines in London

Today I got an increasingly rare day out of the office – I’m finding it harder and harder to get out of the office to go to London tastings because of all the other things I need to do. Whether … Continue reading

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A red Burgundy that is better than it should be

I know that you’re supposed to try and blog every few days but the last little while has been a bit troublesome, I had managed to get a backlog of posts ready to go when child no. 1 came down … Continue reading

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An alternative varietal wine from Australia

I can’t remember when I last bought a Merlot, it’s been a long time since I bought much in the way of Cabernet either and instead have bought Monastrell, Sangiovese or blends. I just don’t find them to be very … Continue reading

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Peter Barry’s new wine

Jim Barry was one of Australia’s true wine legends, creating a winery and brand that has been continued onwards and upwards by his son Peter. Today a third generation of Barry are involved in the business, as Peter’s son Tom … Continue reading

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Leeuwin Estate’s ‘Other’ Chardonnay

Leeuwin Esate has built it’s reputation on Chardonnay, they do other things really well but it is Chardonnay that they have nailed their colours to. Given the way Chardonnay sales have gone, particularly Australian Chardonnay and that their reputation amongst … Continue reading

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A lush plump blend from Chile

Ok, so I’m not supposed to admit this as a wine buyer/seller but I don’t buy Chilean wine – not for a long time has it actually had my hard earned cash spend on it. I tend towards buying things … Continue reading

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Restrained elegance from Australia

Right now Mornington Peninsular is one of the coolest places for wine production out there, and cool is definitely the word. Not only is Mornington one of Australia’s truly cool climate wine regions there is a real buzz coming from … Continue reading

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