Monthly Archives: July 2013

Third Child Riesling 2012 – Coal River Region

Third Child Riesling

  Third Child Vineyard is my latest find in the way of Tasmanian Rieslings. It comes from a small producer in Tea Tree at the Northern End of the Coal River region, east of Hobart. A very delicate pale lemon

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A potentially risky new idea for the Australian on-trade

A couple of weeks ago I first noticed mention on the daily Australian trade news website “The Shout” of an idea which seems to me to have the potential to distract bar staff from their professional obligation not to continue

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Dinner and Wines with Slow Food Hobart

Slow Food

The Annual General Meeting and dinner of Slow Food Hobart last night was a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some great. Locally sourced Tasmanian produce, matched with Tasmanian wines. The wines were selected by Tim Goddard who runs Cool Wine in

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Rosé and Pink Grapefruit

Mixing other drinks with wine is not a new idea; wine with soda to make a spritzer has been round for decades, and then there were all those stories about the Chinese mixing Coca Cola into their top quality Bordeaux

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Château Gillette “Crème de Tête” Sauternes 1976

This is a fascinating wine and a Sauternes like no other.  A very strict regime of only making the wine in the best years is adhered to, meaning that between 1970 and 1979, only 6 vintages were made.  The wine

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Domaine de Bellene Santenay “Les Charmes Dessus” 2008

A deep lemon hue with lots of honeyed melon characters on the nose. Yellow and white peaches come through too as do some lcean, citrus notes. The palate is clean and crisp, with good acidity, but this does not detract

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Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon 2005

Mount Pleasant Single Vineyard "Lovedale" SEmillon 2005

This single vineyard wine has a mid-lemon hue with a lively citrus, gooseberry nose and a hint of minerality. A gentle waxy note is also present on the nose. The palate is again very lively with a great balance between

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