Month: August 2014

Shingleback, Haycutters Salmon Rose 2014 Review

Shingleback, Haycutters Salmon Rose 2014

With the worst of winter behind us and the buds and blooms of Spring poking their reluctant heads out to sun themselves in anticipation of clear blue skies, it’s a perfect time of year to put some pink (Rosé that is) on your table at your next Sunday lunch. Rosé is an obvious compromise between…
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Captains Paddock, Shiraz Merlot Cabernet 2012 Review

Captains Paddock, Shiraz Merlot Cabernet 2012

I’d never heard of Captains Paddock Winery until a friend recently returned from a work trip to Kingaroy and hastily thrust a bottle of their 2012 Shiraz Merlot Cabernet in my direction. My research suggests that the winery is only 8 kms north-east of Kingaroy and offers a cellar door outlet, café and a B&B…
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Chateau Khoury, Cuvee Ste Therese 2007 Review

Chateau Khoury, Cuvee Ste Therese 2007

Despite being one of the oldest wine producing regions in the world, Lebanon’s wine industry is somewhat underdeveloped. And it’s hard not to smirk at the irony given that it was the ancient Venetians from the same region who, according to ancient history, were largely responsible for spreading viticulture across Europe. I had never had…
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Rosemount Estate, M.V. Collection Shiraz 2012 Review

Rosemount Estate, M.V. Collection Shiraz 2012

It’s been years since I last braved the cool westerly winds and Dagwood Dog fuelled crowds of the Brisbane “Ekka”, but this year I’ll be there with bells on! And not because of sideshow alley, the 350 different show bags on offer, or the fashion and farm animals, but rather, simply to indulge my love…
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