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Trans-Tasman Pinot Showdown – Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2013

A glitch in Trans-Tasman relations: Trevor Chappell rolls it down to Brian McKechnie MCG – February 1st, 1981 Comparative wine tastings are most-often prefaced with the disclaimer “this is not a competition” and I most-often agree. But there’s a looming … Continue reading

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A most rocking wine fair: Rootstock Sydney, February 2013

Full house at Rootstock Sydney, Sunday February 17th, 2013 Euphoria. That’s what hit hard on arrival at the Italian Forum yesterday in Sydney’s Leichardt at the inaugural Rootstock wine festival. When organizer Giorgio de Maria first told me about it … Continue reading

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Where The Wild Things Are

All mataro / mourvèdre / monastrell dinner menu at Melbourne’s delightfully quirky and cosy Libertine: On arrival – 2011 Bespoke Bros. Rosé   Wild boar noisette, Waldorf garni & riesling with 2010 Hewitson Baby Bush Mourvèdre 2011 Ruggabellus Fluus Pigeon … Continue reading

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Chardonnay – easy as ABC

  What the f#ck would a couple of westies like Kath and Kim know about chardonnay? I mean really, it’s not the sort of wine they even ought to be drinking. Chardonnay’s not for bogans. They can’t even pronounce it, … Continue reading

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Room to Read Charity Gala with Jancis Robinson MW OBE

A wineLENS production filmed in Sydney at a phenomenal event for the Room to Read charity. CEO and founder John Wood captivated the audience to raise more than AUD$1 million with long-term supporter Jancis Robinson selecting and presenting a stunning … Continue reading

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2011 Young Gun of Wine Award – Finalists

Yesterday I got together with Max Allen, Philip Rich, Rollo Crittenden and Rory Kent to judge the 2011 Young Gun of Wine Award. Above you’re looking at the 2010 finalists and judges, read on for the class of 2011. In … Continue reading

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Shaw + Smith’s Tasmanian (ad)Venture

The potential in Tasmania, specifically around pinot noir in Tasmania, is something we’ve all heard much about. And for a while there it felt as if the train was never going to reach the station. But it’s fair to say … Continue reading

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