Month: June 2019

Once & Well Chardonnay 2017

Once & Well Chardonnay 2017

Turns out a good chardonnay runs in the family genes It could be a case of unconscious bias, but I’ve never been keen on writing about the Dan Murphy’s or BWS stable of highly promoted and often, overhyped reds and whites. Leaving aside the big brands like Tyrells, Penfolds, McGuigan, Taylors and De Bortoli, many…
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Polperro Wine tasting with Sam Coverdale and Travis Schultz at Noosa Food and Wine Festival

Taste of a local drop

Sunshine Coast surfer Sam Coverdale paid his wine-making dues to head up a vineyard of exceptional quality. The Sunshine Coast is hardly a region that is considered synonymous with the wine industry, nor does it have many reasons to claim ties to viticulture or oenology in general. So when a local of the region makes…
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Meerea Park Indie Rousanne 2018

Meerea Park Indie Rousanne 2018

Australia’s take on a French classic is best found in the South It may seem counter-intuitive to many of us, but the famous French red blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the Northern Rhone region is not made entirely from red fruits; it, in fact, has six white varietals which may be used by winemakers to craft their…
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BMW X7 - Travis Schultz Review

The X7 is an exciting new addition to the BMW Range

When you’ve got a big family or lots of “stuff” to carry, a sedan or smaller SUV just doesn’t cut the mustard. And if you’re someone who likes a touch of lux, there’s always been a compromise to make; at least, until now! The new BMW X7 is a welcome addition to the range for…
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Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Bourgogne 2016

Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Bourgogne 2016

At $28,700 a bottle, the burgundy region produces some of the most expensive wine in the world If you’re a fan of Australia’s most iconic red, Penfolds Grange, but balk at the lofty prices, spare a thought for disciples to the Grand Cru pinot noir of Burgundy which have just smashed through the US$20,000 a…
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Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2016

Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2016

As Burgundian wines cement themselves as the most sought after collectable wines around the globe, prices continue to climb for the iconic French pinot. The rapid rise in the average sale price for the most popular Grand Cru Burgundy wines is a story in itself, with the Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru now selling at…
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Zonte’s Footstep Violet Beauregard 2016

Zonte’s Footstep Violet Beauregard 2016

Superstar Argentine a warming winter wine Although it was once known only as being one of the six varietals used in the famed French Bordeaux blends, Malbec has become somewhat of a superstar for the Argentine wine industry. It’s a thick-skinned grape that needs a bit of extra heat and sun to do its best…
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