Category Archives: Pinot Noir

What I’ve been drinking – 003

A Central Otago Night, amongst the mud pools of Rotorua,  in a little piece of France. We set up camp in Rotorua a place famous for its Hot Springs and Mud Pools, not so famous for the all pervasive stench … 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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What I’ve been drinking – 001

A winning wine, maybe, I was watching the Wallabies Tri Nations win on Saturday night with Acepfv and The Pensioner and the wine we drank was a 1997 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape and it was way better than the last … Continue reading

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One of the Best

Well one of the best wines I have ever had the pleasure of drinking and shareing was a bottle of 1998 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin – Clos de Bèze on a lazy Sunday evening with Cookie and … Continue reading

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Back to The Beaufort Street Merchant

I was chauffeured and shouted to a very fine dinner at The Beaufort Street Merchant, something that happens very infrequently when you are the wrong side on 50 and not yet entering the age of the doddering old fool. But … Continue reading

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A couple of good ones

Last week pulled these two wines from the depths of my cellar. Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 1997 Domaine de Courcel – Pommard 1er Cru Grand Clos des Épenots 2000 First the Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 1997 This was … Continue reading

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Beg to differ and Mont Redon

The Wednesday Wine Club (sometimes Tuesdays) went to the Sentinel Bar and Grill with a bit of hesitation as I had read The Australian’s review by John Lethlean giving this Stephan Scaffidi restaurant 1 out of 5. But having been … Continue reading

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Paella and Wine on a Summers evening Part 3

Now for the all important Wines that have been drunk before, during and after the last few Paella evenings. First up a delightful Champagne N.V. Veuve Fourny & Fils Champagne Brut 1er Cru Blanc de Blanc. Beautiful straw yellow in … Continue reading

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Alas, no Clos Henri @ The Quarter but!

When JA suggested we revisit The Quarter for our Wednesday Night Wine Club meeting I readily agreed to go as last time we a bottle of Clos Henri and I would like to try it again. The previous visit to … Continue reading

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Aged Central Otagos

And I don’t mean Sam Neill, but the wines he and other wine producers of the region make, are they age worthy like a good Burgundy, personally I believe they are, this region shows great potential for aged pinot Noir. … Continue reading

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