Monthly Archives: November 2011

Modo Mio one and a half out of three

Or. A Sommelier! a  Sommelier! my kingdom (I don’t actually have one) for a Sommelier! It’s not usually my style to give scores but I couldn’t help myself with Modo Mio. On my 3 point scale (devised just now so … Continue reading

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What I’ve been drinking – 005

Craggy Range Les Beaux Cailloux Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Chardonnay 2009 Drunk over 3 days, sealed after the first day then sealed with a wine saver (argon gas) after the second day. Colour, incredibly pale straw with a tinge of green, … Continue reading

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Truth in Advertising

The Lake House Premium Reserve Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Vintage 2009 We had an enjoyable Sunday afternoon over at Acepfv’s house were Cookie brought over a bottle of Pinot Noir from Denmark in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, … Continue reading

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What I’ve been drinking – 004

Picardy Chardonnay 2008 From the wine room, cellar or whatever one should call it, this wine is starting to hit its straps, it is amazing what a couple of extra years in the bottle can achieve for Chardonnay. This has … Continue reading

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New Zealand regions – Hawke’s Bay

This is a region well worth exploring, of particular interest is the Gimblett Gravels sub region* a part of Hawke’s Bay that was thought good only as a Quarry until grapes were planted. The main grapes grown in Hawke’s Bay … Continue reading

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