St Hallett lunch with winemaker Toby Barlow

A St Hallett lunch (http://www.sthallett.com.au/) was held @ Bistrode CBD with St Halletts winemaker Toby Barlow last week. St Hallett has been producing well established wine from Barossa since 1944, with a good resource of old vines and grape growers to produce full flavour, texture and body. Toby and Stuart Blackwell (the other head winemaker) contribute… Read More St Hallett lunch with winemaker Toby Barlow

Best’s Wines New Releases "Tweet up" Dinner @ Fix St. James

1st September 2010 – Best’s Wines (http://www.bestswines.com/) held their “Tweet Up” Dinner in celebration of their newly released wines, at Fix St James Wine Bar/Restaurant (http://www.fixstjames.com.au/). People at the dinner, as well as many others who received Best’s wine packs to review on the same night whether they were at the dinner or not, used Twitter to voice their thoughts… Read More Best’s Wines New Releases "Tweet up" Dinner @ Fix St. James

Wine Ark Tasting @ Australian Museum w Bannockburn, Larry Cherubino and Croft Port

   Wine Ark (http://www.wine-ark.com.au/) had their usual tasting for their members, at the top of the Australian Museum (fantastic view! Overlooking St Mary’s Cathedral and Hyde Park). Line up of this tasting was Bannockburn (presented by winemaker Michael Glover), Larry Cherubino and Croft Port (presented by importer Matthew Quirk).    Tasting was, as usual, splendid! First, was… Read More Wine Ark Tasting @ Australian Museum w Bannockburn, Larry Cherubino and Croft Port

Burgundy Masterclass with Benjamin Leroux, at Steel Bar and Grill, Sydney.

Steel Bar and Grill in Sydney CBD (http://www.steelbarandgrill.com/) held the Burgundy/Cote d’Or Masterclass hosted by Benjamin Leroux – an expert in winemaking and French wines, and a negociant (French term for a wine merchant who buys produce of smaller growers/winemakers and sells the resulting wines under their own name), and also converts many of his growers to organic… Read More Burgundy Masterclass with Benjamin Leroux, at Steel Bar and Grill, Sydney.

Wine-Ark Tasting, Australian Museum

Recently attended a members Wine Ark tasting, at the top of the Australian Museum (fantastic view! Overlooking St Mary’s Cathedral and Hyde Park). Wine Ark is Australia’s forefront for wine collectors and perfect cellaring of wines, for example with private access wine vaults any time until midnight. For wine collectors, their extensive range of vintage wine… Read More Wine-Ark Tasting, Australian Museum

Fume Blanc!

From Sauvignon Blanc, this white wine grape is usually made in a different style… The name Fume Blanc was coined by Robert Mondavi in US California. Mondavi was particularly inspired by a Pouilly-Fume wine he had tasted from the Loire Valley, and as he was looking for a way to differentiate his sweet low-grade Sauvignon Blanc wines… Read More Fume Blanc!

Leeuwin Estate Cab Merlot, Balthazar Shiraz & Capel Vale Chardonnay

last Sunday – lunch…LEEUWIN ESTATE 2004 CAB MERLOT Bought a bunch of these from Kemeny’s Bondi, only a month ago. First time opened one now, and What Fantastic Value!! This is a great wine, and especially since it’s so hard now to find 2004 Vintages in wine stores under $30, and even above $30 there aren’t… Read More Leeuwin Estate Cab Merlot, Balthazar Shiraz & Capel Vale Chardonnay