Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir 2009

Light reddish burgundy in colour with a matt hue when the wine is spread thin in the glass, lots of acidity and tight fruit on the nose that just wants to jump out of the glass, give it a few … Continue reading

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Cullen’s Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 1998

Darkish Burgundy in colour, it has lost that bright purple of youth, there is a brown brick coloured ring around the edge showing age has crept up on this long lived wine. It was also a little cloudy, the bottle … Continue reading

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A Libertarian view of wine exports

A very interesting article about the vagaries of the Australian wine export market. “Every wine that leaves these shores has to receive approval from Wine Australia, the statutory body responsible for export regulation. As well as analytical testing and … Continue reading

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Missed out on these!

I didn’t make our usual Wednesday dinner and wine club meeting which was held at Il Lido Italian Cantina (suffering a throat infection) and I missed out on these. I haven’t had the Oddero Langhe Nebbiolo 2007 before and would … Continue reading

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Chenin Blanc and The Beaufort Street Merchant

Apart from The Beaufort Street Merchant, there are not many WA Restaurants that serve Chenin Blanc, I was back there for dinner with friends thinking of the Chenin Blanc from Vouvray I had previously. The wine list is short, all … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting

Started what will hopefully be a monthly blind tasting with a friend who also is wanting to learn more about wine. The format is very simple and the idea is to have an enjoyable evening, drinking and talking about wine. … Continue reading

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