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My friends have discovered the “Tardis in the Wine Room”

I’m not positive who discovered it first, it was either Acepfv or The Gardener who worked out that if they bring a wine that I like to my place for dinner, there is a good chance that the “Tardis in … Continue reading

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What I have been drinking 13

Hoddles Creek Pinot Noir 1er Yarra Valley 2008 This wine had a lovely and very light burgundy colour and is still a young looking wine, this was reflected in the nose with its hints of light cherry a bit of … Continue reading

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The Art of pricing Wine at the Bluewater Grill

A very enjoyable Christmas season has been and gone, with good family, though a couple was missing on the high seas, but they were not forgotten and have since been cast ashore in Buenos Aires Argentina. To make up for … Continue reading

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What I have been drinking 12

Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir 2008 Finally it’s back to posting on wine and I thought that as its got to be a favourite wine Mt Difficulty fits that bill. But I should really set the scene first to give an … Continue reading

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A ballerina from the Village of Vonse Romanee

  Dinner on Good Friday was accompanied with a bottle of A F Gros Vosne Romanee “Aux Reas” 2009 that is by far the best of the three bottles of Vosne Romanee Villages we have had on this tour of … Continue reading

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Vin de Cardboard (a glass of)

My first glass of wine in France was a Vin de Pays in the small mountain pass town of Prats de Mollo at a little café after driving over a mountain pass in the Pyrenees from Barcelona on our way … Continue reading

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What I have been drinking 11 European edition 2

Started off with a couple of cheapies, that we had with tapas, wine by the glass so the choice here in Barcelona is Red or White, we did both, first up was the white a chardonnay from somewhere, probable an … Continue reading

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What I have been drinking 10 European edition 1

Houghtons Jack Mann 2008 We drank this wine with lunch at Romany Restaurant before heading to Europe for what is hopefully a Grand Tour of the old world wines starting in Spain then moving to France and finishing in Italy. … Continue reading

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Down in the Coal Pit

Coal Pit Pinot Noir 2008 Central Otago is that rare region that keeps surprising and producing value for money, had the good fortune to share a bottle of Coal Pit Pinot Noir at Balthazar a few days ago with the … Continue reading

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What I’ve been drinking – 009

It’s been over a month since my last update of “what I have been drinking” and it’s not because I have been abstaining from drinking, far from it, there have been some spectacular wines this past month and a couple … Continue reading

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