Month: September 2014

Tomich, Woodside Vineyard Gruner Veltliner 2013 Review

Tomich, Woodside Vineyard Gruner Veltliner 2013

When I threw together a prawn and avocado risotto for last Sunday night’s dinner, my recipe needed a cup and a half of a dry style of white wine. While it’s not difficult to find an ingredient of that description, I wanted one that was aromatic enough to give flavour to this delicate dish, yet…
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Whispering Sisters, Old Block Shiraz 2012 Review

Whispering Sisters, Old Block Shiraz 2012

You’ve got to love Australian wine regions and more so, their diversity. From the gravelly loam soils of the Margaret River to the cool windy climate of Tasmania and the temperate Mediterranean feel of South Australia’s McLaren Vale. The regional traits of the wines our country produces are remarkably varied, but their wildly different character…
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Sticks, Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2011 Review

Sticks, Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir is probably my favourite red varietal, but my penchant for the style is tempered somewhat by the price point of most good examples of the style. So, when I recently cracked a bottle of the Sticks Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2011 that a friend had left after a Sunday lunch, I assumed, given…
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