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Domaine St Damien Plan De Dieu Cotes du Rhone Villages 2022 Vielles – Vignes – (old vines)  $38.00

In the glass: Rather dark showing a shimmering purple rim around the edge of the glass. On the nose: Dense but fresh fruits waft up...

Domaine La Barroche Pure 2021 Châteauneuf-du-PapeS outhen Rhône 2021 $360.00

This wine comes from century-old vines and is made entirely from Grenache giving this wine exquisite flavours with power and delicacy all at the...

Chateau Chasse Spleen Medoc 2016 $135.00

2016 is widely regarded as one of the best vintage from this Chateau. A blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot On the...

Château Mont-Redon Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2022 Rhône Valley France $32.00

A blend of 55.5% Viognier, 16% Roussanne, 15% Marsanne, 10% Grenache Blanc, 3.5% Clairette. In the glass: A bright clean gold colour with a faint...

Chateau Mont Redon 2022 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blan – Rhone $95.00

Blend of:  Grenache blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Picpoul grapes. The thing that won me over with just a single sniff, was the heady perfume...

2019 Tedeschi Capitel Nicalo Valpolicella Superiore Veneto $45.00

A blend of 30% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 10% Rossignola, Oseleta, Negrara, and Dindarella...not sure how the maths works. This is a like-it-or-hate-it wine....

DELINA ESTATE – The Field Blend Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Ugni Blanc, Roussanne, Carignan.

Well this is an unusual blend to say the least, they seem to have used everything except the kitchen sink, but I have it...

Jean-Baptiste Souillard Roussanne  2021 – Rhône Valley – $70.00

I would like to point out that Roussanne from the Rhône Valley was my first love affair with this grape variety. This is mostly because...

Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling  2016 – Alsace – $175.00

I had the pleasure this week of drinking this Cru Riesling, I had almost forgotten just how different and good Alsace Riesling can get. In...

The Bogan Shiraz 2015 Barossa Valley – Original price $45

The unfortunate thing about most of my customers for The Bogan Shiraz, is the fact none of them would ever age this wine beyond....
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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.