Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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MICHAEL LILLIS

BESTS BIN No1 Shiraz 2011 Vic

$25.00 (Original price tag) The JIMMY WATSON WINNER: 2012 (in its class) BESTS BIN 1 SHIRAZ 2011 I reviewed this wine not so long ago, so I'm...

MITOLO Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale 2017

$50.00 (Original price tag) In the glass, the wine is dark almost to the point of being dense/black plum. On the nose the wine shows rich/dense...

Henri Laurent Champagne Charly sur Marne France NV

$45.00 A  blend of  80% Pinot Meunier, 15% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Noir The large amount of Pinot Meunier, a red grape verity is giving the...

G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo Piedmont 2021

$60.00 This is one the most interesting Nebbiolo I have tasted in a while. It's not that expensive when you taste the quality of this wine...

Jean-Paul Trijsburg Carménère Victoria 2021

$37.00 I myself have struggled with Carménère over the years having tried several French and some from Chile and I think one from South Africa. Either...

Farina AMARONE della Valpolicella 2018

$95.00 In the glass, you can almost see your own reflection in its Garnet coloured glow.  The distinct perfume of raspberry and red berries capped...

Castagna ‘Barbarossa’ – Nebbiolo Beechworth 2021

$100.00 I first meet Julian Castagna and his son Adam, 18 years ago at WINEBINS in Prahran. We were among the first to proudly range their...

Castagna La Chiave Sangiovese Beechworth 2018

$90.00 Last week I stated that in the right hands and in the right area, Australia produces some stunning almost true-to-form Italian and Spanish wines. I...

Renzaglia Nuovo di Renzo O’Connell NSW 2022

$35.00 A blend of 4 red grapes and 1 white. Sangiovese, Graciano, Vermentino, Cabernet and Tempranillo. In the glass, the wine was a darkish red/ruby colour. On...

Renzaglia Cabernets di Renzo 2022

NSW - $35.00 Cab Franc dominant, Cabernet and Merlot. Fruit from Orange and Bathurst. A Bordeaux blend that is light in the mouth yet full in earthy...
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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.