Category Archives: Chardonnay

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 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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Why I don’t own a Grange – Part 1

What it’s not about Price, Taste or Quality I have two bottles of Château d’Yquem 2001 waiting for a special occasion, so it’s not about price. As some may be aware I’m not a big fan of South Australian Shiraz, … Continue reading

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What I’ve been drinking – 007 Part 1

A wonderful selections of wine was had with the first Paella of the new summer season, eight bottles in total and what a selection, we started with a; Mchenry Hohnen 3 Amigos 2008 A seductive and unusual blend of Marsanne, … 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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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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New Zealand regions – Gisborne

We had a bottle 2010 Shotberry Chardonnay by Crazy by Nature at the River Hotel in Gisborne over diner, we chose this wine from what was a very short list, shorter than their range of beers. As this wine originated … Continue reading

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What I’ve been drinking – 002

Recently we had lunch in Melbourne at Giuseppe, Arnaldo & Sons and had a bottle of 2009 Castellare di Castellina, it was impressive, a very approachable Chianti Classico, from what is believed to be an exceptionally good vintage. Even though it … Continue reading

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Il Bacaro and the goats goat!

This restaurant needs to be transported all the way to Perth with staff included so I can eat and drink their every week! We ate at Il Bacaro twice, the first time was on the Thursday when we arrived in … Continue reading

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