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Penny’s Hill McLaren Vale Footprint Shiraz, 2004, Australia

Penny’s Hill McLaren Vale Footprint Shiraz, 2004, Australia

Two burgers. A little posh perhaps being Tesco’s finest (beef with sun-dried tomatoes), but nothing you could call gourmet. Each is sandwiched between two slices ofRead More

Madfish Bay Wines

Madfish Bay Wines

An excellent meal at Du Vin, Henley last October was hosted by Michael Karrigan, who, at the time was the wine-maker for Madfish and Howard Park.Read More

Andrew Barrow
18 Jun
Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard

Like the proverbial bus once you discover one million year old whale skeleton in a vineyard you discover another. Down Australia way in Brain Croser’s ‘Whalebone’Read More

Andrew Barrow
5 Apr
Howard Park Wines at Hotel Du Vin

Howard Park Wines at Hotel Du Vin

To my right is Michael Kerrigan winemaker for Howard Park and on my left sits Henri Chapon, something very important in the Du Vin hotel chain.Read More

Wine Tasting Note: Fox Creek Verdelho, 2004, South Australia.

Wine Tasting Note: Fox Creek Verdelho, 2004, South Australia.

A single varietal but not a Chardonnay, a Sauvignon or a Riesling, the theme for this months Wine Blogging Wednesday. Scouring the shelves of Chile andRead More

Iconic Australia – Australia Day Tasting.

Iconic Australia – Australia Day Tasting.

The scrum around the Iconic Australia tasting table was not the most conducive to serious sampling and note writing; being interrupted by some ol’ fart comparingRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Trevor Mast Four Sisters Shiraz, 2002, Australia.

Wine Tasting Note: Trevor Mast Four Sisters Shiraz, 2002, Australia.

Four Sisters is the creation of Trevor Mast, owner and winemaker at Mount Langi Ghiran, world famous for its Langi. One year his four daughters createdRead More

Mitchelton Wines Australia.

Mitchelton Wines Australia.

“Mitchelton is situated on the banks of the Goulburn River in the heart of Central Victoria. Thirty five years of meticulous attention to viticulture and winemakingRead More

Camden Park Shiraz-Petit Verdot, 2004, SE Australia.

Camden Park Shiraz-Petit Verdot, 2004, SE Australia.

Wine Tasting Note: Camden Park Shiraz-Petit Verdot, 2004, South Eastern Australia. Threshers £6.99. Gadzooks this is a big boy. And I am not just talking aboutRead More

TN: Pirie ‘South’ Pinot Noir, 2003, Tasmania, Australia.

TN: Pirie ‘South’ Pinot Noir, 2003, Tasmania, Australia.

I have been reading Ben’s Pinot Island Blog for a while now but always thought the wines from Tasmania were under-represented in the UK. Small productionRead More

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20
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18
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17
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