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Brokenwood Graveyard Shiraz 2000

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YES I am Back, armed with wine stories and tasting notes. A soft blue smelly cheese enjoyed with warm crusty bread drizzled with Italian Fig Vincotto, and this bottle of wine. Opened this wine, Xmas day December 2020. A year to remember! CV19 The year my cellar door was...

Corymbia Red 2014 $40.00

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As fine wine imports manager for a large Australian wine retail group I have had the pleasure of drinking some wonderful wines from around the world. So whenever I see an Australian version of a Spanish, Italian or French grape variety I jump on...

Chestnut Hill Pinot Nior 2012 $35.00

chestnut hill pinot nior 2012 $35.00
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As a teenager I grew up in South Gippsland, cattle country as it was back then, And as the school bus passed by the turn off to Pakenham each morning. I had not the slightest clue that grapes would one day grow there. More to...

KAESLER OLD BASTARD 2012 Shiraz $200.00

kaesler old bastard 2012 shiraz $200.00
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OK here we go again $200 Bucks On a bottle of wine. Bugger me I could feed a family for a week on that. Well yes you could, however you would have just missed out on a wine that will remain in my thoughts...

Chateau Kirwan 1994

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Margaux Bordeaux France $200.00 Its Christmas day and I open The 1994 magnum of Chateau Kirwan Margaux. I have been hanging on to this baby for a while. So come Christmas day I pull the cork and joy for joy the wine was sound, buy this I mean...

Borgogno Barolo Liste DOCG 2008

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$180.00 WARNING!!! the darkest most intense 2008 Barolo I have tasted this year. T his stuff is deep and full on from start to finish. Decant for 3 hours - Hints of what is to come begin to emerge. Dark black ripe fruit fills the nostrils...

Akashi Red Blended Whisky

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500ml - 40% Red Blended Whisky – aged in bourbon cask for 2 years before finishing in sherry cask for 1 year. On Sunday a friend returned from a two week stint in Japan. The reason for this visit was to follow his hobby of...

Cannibal Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 $34.99

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Tynong North, Vic Sunday night and I'm diving into the cellar again. Roast lamb with all the trimmings so what do I drink? A cabernet sauvignon of course something with a bit of age eight years old, that should do the trick. The wine showed...

LA SIRENE IMPERIAL PRALINE Belgian stout Brewed at Alphington, VIC $29.00 8% AVA

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OK its Winter! And its time for red wine, well No not really; its also time for dark beers, stout, porters and the new breed of full flavoured craft beers that are in the beer fridges at the few remaining independent liquor stores in...

LUKE LAMBERT SPARKLING CHARDONNAY 2011

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This Sparkling Chardonnay, comes from the Yarra Valley its had wild yeast fermentation, wild malolactic fermentation, no temperature control and stored on lees in old French oak barrels prior to secondary fermentation in the bottle. No fining or filtration. Tiraged July 2012. This means basically,...