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What We Drank Last NightWhat We Drank Last Night
Oh What a Night - We Could Do No Wrong
Sunday, 10th January, 2010  - David Farmer

Interesting how wine people always start with a riesling. The general consumer though shows no interest at all in this variety and while we must never say never I do wonder if riesling will ever have wide appeal. The Wolf Blass Gold Label Clare and Eden Valley Riesling 2008 was excellent though is there a reason, indeed is there any point at all, in mixing these two regions. I think not.

Then a very great wine and the most amazing curio I have tried in decades. I produced from my bag a wine I had opened the night before the Marions Vineyard Muller Thurgau Gewurztraminer 2000 (Tasmania) which looked like it was a 2006 or 2007. This wine is simply sensational and produced from a variety noted for its high cropping with the flavour potential of sultana. I have no idea where you can get a bottle but repeat - this is breathtaking. Many years ago I went to Marions which is on the banks of the Tamar River, towards the mouth, and as I recall found the wines in the kindergarten stage - meaning they could only get better.

Next up was a Saint Joseph (Guigal) 2005, from the Rhone of course, and it was gone in a flash. A thick and sturdy white with lots of agreeable taste. It prepared me for the reds which turned out to be wonderful.

First up the Passopisciaro Sicilia 2006 (14.5%) which was rich and powerful in a warm climate manner and met with full approval. Alas it was trumped by a Craggy Range Block 14 Syrah Gimblett Gravel 2007 which had tenderness, fruit ripeness, length, and a flavor persistence, indeed the lot. Dam those New Zealanders.

Then a Justin Lane wine, the Dead Winemakers Society Dolcetto 2008 (Alpha Box and Dice) which was superb. Sourced I recall from several vineyards in the McLaren Vale foothills and higher into the hills. A nice move is underway with these Italian varieties though makers like Justin are only making a hat-full and this may be the best way to build consumer interest.

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WHAT WE DRANK LAST NIGHT ARCHIVE 2014
Svetlana Acquired Taste Heartbreak Grape and Galway

Friday, 4th July, 2014

  • Stift Goettweig Gruner Veltlinger Gottschelle Kremstal Reserve 2010 13.5%
  • Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Hunter Valley Semillon 1995 11%
  • Littorai Cerise Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2010 13.5%
  • Old Wika Pass Road Bell Hill Pinot Noir 2009 13.5%
  • Wheatsheaf Barossa Valley Shiraz 2005 14%
  • Yalumba Galway Vintage Barossa Shiraz 2011 13.5%
The Crowd Moved On but The Beauty of Sherry Continues

Tuesday, 27th May, 2014

  • Seppeltsfield DP 117 Pale Dry Fino Flor 16.5%
  • Seppeltsfield DP 116 Aged Flor 21.5%
  • Riesling Vendage Tardive Alsace (Hugel) 1997 13%
  • Torroja Priorat (Terroir Al Limit Soc Lda Vi de la Vila) 2010 13.5%
  • Wendouree Clare Shiraz Mataro 2010 13.7%
  • Langhe Nebbiolo Massolino Serralunga d'Alba Azienda Agricola 2010 14%
The Wines had Something for Everyone and Difficulty Galore

Monday, 14th April, 2014

  • Jose Dhondt Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc 2007 12%
  • Scharzhoffberger Riesling Kabinett Mosel 2010 9.5%
  • Ashton Hills Reserve Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2012 14%
  • Dry River Martinborough Pinot Noir 2008 12.5%
  • Barolo Brunate M. Marengo 2007 14%
  • Kastambul Adelaide Hills Noble Gewurztraminer 2011 11%
A Glorious Sunny Day with White Wine and Fish

Saturday, 9th March, 2014

  • Heidsieck & Co Monopole Blue Top 12%
  • Forbes and Forbes Eden Valley Riesling 2013 12%
  • Cleanskin 'Forbes' Eden Valley Riesling 1990 (Woodman block)
  • Chablis Premier Cru Butteaux 1998 (Raveneau) 13%
  • eritas Hanisch Barossa Valley 1995
Forever Young a First Release and Bin Numbers

Monday, 10th February, 2014

  • Brown Bros Prosecco
  • Matua Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Toolangi Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2007
  • Traviati Beechworth Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
  • Best Bin 0 Great Western Shiraz 2006
2014 Brings a Mixed Bag though Full of Interest

Tuesday, 21st January, 2014

  • Clover Hill Pipers River Tasmania 2008
  • Chablis Premier Cru Beauroy 2008 (Denis Pommier)
  • Yeringberg Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2005
  • Wynns Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2007
  • Balnaves The Tally Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
WHAT WE DRANK LAST NIGHT ARCHIVE 2013
Singapore, Champagne, Aussie Realism and Tiger Beer

Tuessday, 17th September, 2013

  • Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve
  • Deutz Brut Classic
  • Gosset Grande Reserve
  • Henriot Cuveee des Enchanteleurs Brut 1990
  • Pouilly Fume Chateau Fauvray 2010
  • Chablis 'Saint Jean' Louis Max 2012
  • Chateau Rauzan Gassies 2001
  • Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2010
  • Tiger Beer
  • John Duval Plexus Barossa Valley 2010
Going for Broke at Grossi Florentino, Melbourne

Wednesday, 10th July, 2013

  • Domaine de la Poultiere Vouvray 2011
  • Best's Great Western Cabernet 2010
  • Monte Rossa Prima Cuvee Brut N.V. (Italy)
  • Angelo Negro Langhe Arneis 2010 (Italy)
  • Lostesso Heathcote Fiano 2012
  • Pinot Grigio Vin de Romans 2010 (Dessimis) (Friuli, Italy)
  • Brunello di Montalcino (Fuligni) 2003
  • Reciotto di Soave Vigna Marogne (Tamellini) 2007 (Italy)
  • PX Bodegas Toro Albala 1985 (Spain)
  • Sake Chokyu 1999
You Win Some You Lose Some

Friday, 10th May, 2013

  • Mumm Vintage 2004
  • Seppelt Great Western Sparkling Burgundy 1961
  • Skillogalee Trevarrick Single Contour Clare Valley Riesling 2010
  • Samuels Gorge McLaren Vale Grenache 2009
  • Te Kairanga Martinborough Pinot Noir 2009
Places You Live, Wines You Try

Friday, 22nd March, 2013

  • Heemskerk Coal River Valley Tasmania Chardonnay Pinot 2007
  • Gallagher Canberra Riesling 2012
  • Greenock Creek Cornerstone Barossa Valley Grenache 2009
  • Wendouree Clare Valley Malbec 2005
  • Penfolds Rawsons Retreat Shiraz Cabernet 2007
An Afternoon in the Shade of a Ginkgo Tree

Wednesday, 21st February, 2013

  • J. J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett 2007
  • Ravensworth Canberra Riesling 2012
  • Richmond Grove Watervale Riesling 2002
  • Hungerford Hill Collection Series Pokolbin Shiraz 2009
  • Main Ridge Estate Half Acre Mornington Pinot Noir 2007
  • Henschke Johann's Garden Barossa Valley Grenache Mataro 2010
Bubbling Time - Xmas and Holiday Drinking

Wednesday, 16th January, 2013

  • Teusner Wines 'The Playground' Lehmo Eden Valley Chardonnay 2011
  • Bunnamagoo Estate Mudgee Chardonnay 2008
  • Teusner Wines Righteous Barossa Valley Grenache 2009
  • Wendouree Clare Valley Shiraz Mataro 2001
WHAT WE DRANK LAST NIGHT ARCHIVE 2012
A Mixed Bag But All Of Interest

Wednesday, 31st October, 2012

  • Glen Para Lost Garden Barossa Valley 2010
  • Kellermeister Barossa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2011
  • Domain Day Barossa Garganega 2011
  • Mandoon Swan Valley Verdelho 2011
  • Marq MW Margaret River Gamay 2010
  • Gigondas (Domaine Raspal-Ay) 2008
Memories Old and New

Thursday, 30th August, 2012

  • Skillogalee 'Trevarrick' Clare Riesling 2008
  • Outlaw Eden Valley Riesling 2010
  • Teusner 'The Dog Strangler' Barossa Valley Mataro 2009
  • Harem 'Fatima' Barossa Valley Grenache Mataro 2009
  • Kalleske Barossa Valley Buckboard Durif 2009
An Evening In Barossa Country

Sunday, 1st July, 2012

  • Heggies Eden Valley Chardonnay 2009
  • Teusner Barossa Valley 'Joshua' Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2009
  • Spinifex Barossa 'Esprit' Shiraz Grenache Mataro 2008
  • Karrawirra Barossa Valley Shiraz 2008
  • Kitt's Creek Barossa Valley Cabernet Merlot 2010
A Story of Two Chardonnays

Friday, 18th May, 2012

  • Rosemount 'Diamond Label' Chardonnay 2010
  • Penfolds 'Thomas Hyland' Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2011
  • ... and again ...
  • ... and again ...
  • ... and again ...
A Night With New Zealand Plus An Aussie Ring-In

Sunday, 6th May, 2012

  • Lawsons Dry Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009
  • Ara Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009
  • Carlei Estate Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2005
  • Ara Marlborough Pinot Noit 2008
  • Ara Composite Marlborough Pinot Noir 2008
A Pretty Mixed Bag but the Odd Highlight

Sunday, 18th March, 2012

  • Jacobs Creek Steingarten Barossa Riesling 2010
  • Allan Scott Moorlands Marlborough Riesling 2006
  • David Franz Eden Valley Riesling 2009
  • Ducks in a Row Vermentino 2010
  • Houghtons WA Cabernet 2009
  • Houghtons WA Shiraz 2009
A Wander Across the Globe with a Few Highlights

Sunday, 15th January, 2012

  • Agrapart Fils 'Blanc de Blanc' Brut Grand Cru
  • Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett (Dr Loosen) 2008
  • Peter Lehmann Wigan Eden Valley Riesling 2005
  • Verduno Pelaverga (G B Burlotto) 2009
  • Fraser Gallop Margaret River Cabernet Merlot 2009
WHAT WE DRANK LAST NIGHT ARCHIVE 2011
Artisanal Champagnes, Austria, France and Spain

Sunday, 27th November, 2011

  • Larmandier-Bernier Blanc de Blanc Premier Cru
  • Egly-Ouriet Brut
  • Gruner Veltliner 'Steinfeder' 2008 (Franz Hirtzberger)
  • Pinot Gris (Marcel Deiss) 2007
  • El Primavera Rioja (Agricola Labastida) 2009
  • Chinon Les 5 Elements (Domaine de L'R) 2007
Sparkling Australia, France Austria and New Zealand Pinot

Sunday, 16th October, 2011

  • Arras 2003
  • Le Mont Vouvray 2007 (Domaine Huet)
  • Blau Frankisch Burgenland 2008 (Roland Velich)
  • Arbois Trousseau 'Les Berangeres' (Jacques Pufferey)
  • Ata Rangi McRone Vineyard Martinborough Pinot Noir 2006
Mostly W.A. a Pinot and Italy

Sunday, 11th September, 2011

  • Ad Hoc Wall Flower Mount Barker Riesling 2009
  • Harewood Estate Denmark Chardonnay 2007
  • Hay Shed Hill Margaret River Chardonnay 2009
  • Harewood Estate Denmark Pinot Noir 2009
  • Dolcetto D'Alba Tre Vigne 2008 (Vietti)
Enjoying a Drink or Two from Around the Globe

Tuesday, 9th August, 2011

  • Larmandier-Bernier Premier Cru Rose de Saignee
  • Vigna Cantina Trebbiano Barossa Valley 2010
  • Chablis 1er Cru 'Les Vaillons' 2008
  • Petalos Bierzo DOC 2008 (Descendientes J Palacio) Spain
  • Terrunyo Carmenere Block 17 2007 (Concha Y Toro)
Germany Australia France Many Difficult and Challenging Wines

Monday, 18th July, 2011

  • Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese 2007
  • Erderer Treppchen Riesling Spatlese 2007
  • Range and Apprentice Clare Riesling 2009 (Stamford and Clarke)
  • Bellwether Tamar Valley Chardonnay 2009
  • Old Faithful Cafe Block McLaren Vale Shiraz 2006
  • Crozes Hermitage 'Les Caladieres' 2007 (Pierre Amadieu)
Wines from the West then Bordeaux

Sunday, 5th June, 2011

  • Plantagenet Riesling 2009
  • Plantagenet Riesling 2004
  • Castle Rock Estate Riesling 2010
  • Castle Rock Estate A&W Riesling 2010
  • Chateau Cissac 2004
Good Honest Wines - Each and All

Sunday, 1st May, 2011

  • St Halletts Eden Valley Winter Riesling 2009
  • Alkoomi Frankland River Chardonnay 2009
  • Peter Lehman Stonewell Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004
  • Muga Reserva Rioja 2006 (Bodegas Muga)
  • Jacobs Creek Johann Shiraz Cabernet 2001
  • Pensilva Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz 2008
Spectacular Savee and Other Good Drinks

Monday, 21st March, 2011

  • Vasse Felix Margaret River Classic Dry White
  • Cherubino Pemberton Sauvignon Blanc 2009
  • Castle Rock Dilleti Chardonnay 2008
  • Hay Shed Hill Margaret River Cabernet 2008
  • Pensilva Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz 2008
Wines from a Tanunda Lunch - Part 2 - The Reds

Monday, 21st February, 2011

  • Seppelts Drumborg Pinot Noir 1999
  • Seppelts Show Reserve Shiraz 1989
  • Seppelts Great Western Hermitage 1988
  • Elderton Command Single Vineyard Barossa Valley Shiraz 2005
  • Small Fry Barossa Red Blend 2009
  • Penfolds Thomas Hyland Shiraz 2004
A Bunch of Comfort Food

Saturday, 5th February, 2011

  • Spy Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009
  • Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Hunter Valley Semillon 2004
  • Gramps South Australian Shiraz 2006
  • Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2006
  • Yalumba The Signature Barossa Cabernet Shiraz 2006
Wines from a Tanunda Lunch - The Whites

Tuesday, 18th January, 2010

  • Elderton Eden Valley Riesling 2009
  • Yalumba Wild Yeast Eden Valley Chardonnay 2008
  • Seaview Vermentino 2009
  • Tollana Eden Valley Riesling 2000
  • Leo Buring Eden Valley Riesling 1997
  • Bellarmine Pemberton Riesling 2004
Highlights and Some Lower Points and All with a Story

Saturday, 8th January, 2010

  • Grosset Springvale Watervale Riesling 2009
  • Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2009
  • Trevor Jones Boots Eden Valley Riesling 2009
  • Tim Smith Barossa Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2009
  • Chateauneuf du Pape 'Les Olivets' 2007 (Roger Sabon)
WHAT WE DRANK LAST NIGHT ARCHIVE 2010
The Wines of Frankland Estate WA

Monday, 20th December, 2010

  • Frankland Estate Frankland River Isolation Ridge Riesling 2009
  • Frankland Estate Frankland River Poison Hill Riesling 2009
  • Frankland Estate Frankland River Isolation Ridge Chardonnay
  • Frankland Estate Frankland River Isolation Ridge Cabernet 2008
  • Frankland Estate Frankland River Olmos Reward 2008
  • Frankland Estate Frankland River Isolation Ridge Shiraz 2008
  • Frankland Estate Frankland River Isolation Ridge Shiraz 2007
Cheap and Very Good to Higher Price and Worth It

Tuesday, 7th December, 2010

  • Jacobs Creek Pinot Grigio 2008
  • St Halletts Eden Valley Riesling 2002
  • Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Riesling 2008
  • Peter Lehmann Mentor Barossa Valley 2005
  • Wendouree Clare Cabernet Malbec 2002
Rieslings and Yet More McLaren Vale Reds

Thursday, 18th November, 2010

  • Peter Lehman Eden Valley Riesling 2008
  • O'Leary Walker Watervale Riesling 2009
  • Hartwell and Lightfoot McLaren Vale Tempranillo 2006
  • Fox Creek James Stanley Malpas McLaren Vale Shiraz Cabernet Cabernet Franc 2007
  • Hugo McLaren Vale Cabernet 2006
  • Dowie Doole McLaren Vale Shiraz 2008
  • D'Arenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2007
The Top 10 from the London Tastings

Saturday, 9th October, 2010

  • ‘La Guita’ Manzanilla (Hyos de Rainera Perez Marin)
  • Champagne Jacquesson Cuvee No 732
  • Chateau Guiraud Bordeaux Blanc 2008
  • Nuit St. Georges ‘La Gerbotte’ 2008 (Domaine de L’Arlot)
  • Tokaji Cuvee ‘Ilona’ (Kiralyudvar) 2000
  • Achaval Ferner Finca Mirador Medrano 2007
  • Cote Rotie ‘Cuvee du Plessy’ (Gilles Barge) 2003
  • Flor de Pingus Ribera del Duero 1999
  • Teusner Avatar Barossa Valley 2005
  • Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Auslese (Nahe) 2004 (Herman Donnhoff)
Pondering Wine from the Town of Robe, South Australia

Sunday, 3rd October, 2010

  • Castle Lion Geographe Verdelho 2008
  • ARA Composite Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008
  • Two Paddocks Picnic Pinot Noir 2007
  • Bandol (Tardieu-Laurent) 2006
  • Kaiser Stuhl Coonawarra Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Winemakers Reserve 1986
Drinking from the Giant Mystery Wine Box

Friday, 17th September, 2010

  • Castle Lion Geographe Verdelho 2008
  • ARA Composite Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008
  • Two Paddocks Picnic Pinot Noir 2007
  • Bandol (Tardieu-Laurent) 2006
  • Kaiser Stuhl Coonawarra Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Winemakers Reserve 1986
Go Be, Marlborough and a Grenache Masterpiece

Monday, 30th August, 2010

  • Go Be Eden Valley Riesling 2008
  • Boatshed Bay by Goldwater Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007
  • Framingham Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007
  • Samuels Gorge Cadenzia McLaren Vale Grenache 2007
  • Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2004
Three Whites and Five Reds Each with a Story to Tell

Sunday, 15th August, 2010

  • O'Leary Walker Watervale Riesling 2009
  • Nepenthe Unoaked Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2007
  • Jeanneret Clare 'Big Five Girl' Riesling 2008
  • Bleasdale Mulberry Tree Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
  • Foggo McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
  • Starve Dog Lane Adelaide Hills Cabernet Merlot 2004
  • Braydun Hill Single Vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz 2006
  • Peter Lehmann Eight Songs Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004
The London Tastings Number 11 - The Last Three and Fine Dining

Wednesday, 14th August, 2010

  • Clos de la Roilette Fleurie 2007 (Scea Coudert)
  • Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Auslese (Nahe) 2004 (Herman Donnhoff)
  • Pecorino ‘Le Merlettaie’ Cui Cui Marche Italy 2008
A Refreshing New Wave and a Chip Off the Old Block

Monday, 26th July, 2010

  • Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2008
  • Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2008
  • D'Arenberg Sticks and Stones McLaren Vale Tempranillo Grenache Shiraz 2005
  • Fox Creek Short Row McLaren Vale Shiraz 2007
  • Allinda Double Picked Yarra Valley Riesling 2008
  • Sabella Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004
Sparkling, Cool Chardonnay and Interesting Reds

Sunday, 4th July, 2010

  • Cofield Tumbarumba Pinot Noir Chardonnay
  • Yarra Burn Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2008
  • Stonier KBS Vineyard Mornington Chardonnay 2005
  • Coldstream Hills Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2007
  • Bowen Estate Coonawarra Shiraz 2006
  • Pirramimma McLaren Vale Petit Verdot 2003
  • Peter Lehman Eight Songs Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004
The London Tastings Number 10

Thursday, 17th June, 2010

  • Jacquesson Cuvee No 732 12%
  • Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot (Vincent Geradin) 2002 14%
  • Marsannay (Philippe Roty) 2003 13%
  • Escarpment 'Kupe' Martinborough Pinot Noir 2005 13.2%
  • Vacqueyras 'Vielles Vignes' (Patrick Lesec selection) 2004 14%
  • Rioja (Martinez Bujanda) 2006 13.5%
Australia at its Best, Loads of History with a Tiny Blip

Tuesday, 25th May 2010

  • Providence Miguet Lalla Pinot Noir 2006 13.4%
  • Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 13%
  • Mount Pleasant Maurice O'Shea Hunter Shiraz 2005 15%
  • Noon Winery Reserve Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2997 16.5%
  • D'Arenberg The Twenty Eight Road McLaren Vale Mourvedre 2000 14.5%
  • Deisen Barossa Mataro 2006 14.6%
The London Tastings Number 9

Saturday, 8th May 2010

  • Chateau Guiraud Bordeaux Blanc 2008 13% £13
  • Hermitage (Bernard Faure) 2004 13.5% £34
  • Rioja Reserva (Contino) 2004 14% £30
  • Chateau Nenin Pomerol 2001 13.5% £40 £10.95
  • Teusner Avatar Barossa Valley 2005 14.5% £24
A Useful Mix - Then a Dud

Monday 3rd May, 2010

  • Dandelion Vineyards Eden Valley Riesling 2009 12%
  • Puligny Montrachet (Domaine Michelot) 2006 13%
  • Dandelion Vineyards Barossa Valley Merlot 2008
  • Allure McLaren Vale Cabernet 2008 13.8%
  • Cote Rotie 'Cuvee de Plessy' (Domaine Giles Barge) 2006 12.5%
The London Tastings Number 8

Friday 16th April, 2010

  • Gruner Veltliner (Domaine Wachau) 2008 12% £10
  • Viognier Chateau Pesquie (Paul Chaudiere) 2008 13% £11
  • Orvieto 'Single Estate' (Cantina del Coppiere) 2008 12.5% £6.00
  • Cotes du Rhone Villages (Domaine Les Goubert) 2008 12.5% £10.95
  • Decoy Napa Valley Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet 2007 14.5% £25.00
  • Flor de Pingus Ribera del Duero 1999 13.5% £80.00
Coming to Grips with English Cider

Friday 9th April, 2010

  • Dunkertons Premium Organic Cider, Pembridge, Herefordshire 6.8%
  • Henneys Frome Valley, Herefordshire 6%
  • Rekorderlig Cider Sparkling 4.5%
  • Aspall Suffolk Cyder 7%
  • Luscombe Organic Devon Cider 4.9%
The London Tastings Number 7

Friday 2nd April, 2010

  • Pont de Gassac 'de L'Herault' (Selection Guibert) 2008
  • Sancerre Vignoble 'Les Caillottes' (Daumy) 2008
  • Moulin a Vent (Domaine Petit Chene) 2008
  • Cotes du Rhone Domaine de L'Amandine (J.P. Verdeau et Fils) 2006
  • Cote Rotie 'Cuvee du Plessy' (Gilles Barge) 2003
  • Nobile di Montepulciano Reserva (Carpineto) 2003
The London Tastings Number 6

Tuesday 23rd March,2010

  • 'La Guita' Manzanilla (Hyos de Rainera Perez Marin) 15%
  • Pinot Grigio Friuli (Cartello di Arcano) 2008
  • Riesling Wolf (Dr Loosen property) 2008 11.5% 12%
  • Priorat +7 (Bodegas Pinond) 2006 14.5%
  • Altano Reserve 2007 14%
  • Achaval Ferner Finca Mirador Medrano 2007 13.5% 14%)
  • Salice Salentino Reserva Sandonaci (Candido) 2005 13.5%
The London Tastings Number 5

Monday, 15th March, 2010

  • Albarino Pazo Serantellos 2008 Tesco Selection 12.5%
  • Muscadet Domaine du Grand Mouton(Louis Metaireau) 2005 12%
  • Coulee de Serrant (Joly) 1999 13.5%
  • Chateau Barrail du Blancs (St. Emilion) 2006 13%
  • Cornas (Chapoutier) 2001 14%)
  • Chocapalha Reserva Tinto 2007 (Lisbon region) 14%
The London Tastings Number 4

Monday, 8th March, 2010

  • Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling (Dr. Loosen) 2007
  • Gavi 2008 (Cantiva del Gavi)
  • Gruner Veltliner Hochterrassen (Salomon) 2008
  • Cote Rotie (Domaine Clusel-Roch) 2003
  • Celler Cal Pla Porrera Priorat 2005 (Celler Cal Pla)
  • Cotes du Rhone (E. Guigal) 2006
  • Do Coa Douro (Casa Agricola Robonedo Madeira) 2006
The London Tastings Number 3 - Simple Whites and Reds

Monday, 1st March, 2010

  • Macon Vinzelles (Cave de Grand cru Blancs) 2008
  • Trebbiano-Garganega Ponte Pietra (Monteforte d' Alpone) 2008
  • Macon 'Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon' (Proprietaire a Milly-Lamartine) 2007
  • Chianti Classico (Isole e Olena) 2006
  • Chiroubles 'Les Farges' (Domaine Cheysson) 2008
  • Taja Monastrell Jumilla (Bodegas Mahler-Besse) 2007
The London Tastings Number 2

Monday, 22nd February, 2010

  • Albarino Pazo Barrantes (region: Rias Baixas) Spain 2008
  • Vernaccia di San Gimignano (Teruzzi and Puthod) 2008
  • Volnay (Comte Armand) 2006
  • Nuits St George 1er Cru Les Chaignots (Domaine Georges Mungeret) 2004
  • Gigondas Domaine La Bouissiere 2007
  • Tokaji Cuvee 'Ilona' (Kiralyudvar) 2000
The London Tastings - Number 1

mONday, 15th February, 2010

  • 'La Guita' Manzanilla (Hyos de Rainera Perez Marin)
  • Walker Bay Sauvignon Blanc Bouchard Finlayson 2009 (South Africa)
  • Nuit St. Georges 'La Gerbotte' 2008 (Domaine de L'Arlot)
  • Domaine de Sant de L'Aigue 2006 - Cotteaux du Languedoc
  • Artadi Vinas de Gain Rioja 2004
  • Ch. Mayne Graves 2007
  • Ch. Mayne Graves 2004
A Very Strong Line - Up but I Had Doubts

Friday, 5th February, 2010

  • Heggies Eden Valley Reserve Chardonnay 2005
  • Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2006
  • Corton (Bonneau du Martray) 2001
  • Penfolds RWT Barossa Shiraz 2006
  • Schwarz Dust Kicker Hunt and Gather Barossa Valley Shiraz 2007
A Steady as She Goes Range

Thursday, 29th January, 2010

  • Henschke Tilly Vineyard Barossa Adelaide Hills Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay 2007
  • Sams Creek Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008
  • Brown Bros Tempranillo 2006
  • Tim Smith Barossa Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2008
  • The Squids Fist 2008
Oh What a Night - We Could Do No Wrong

Sunday, 10th January, 2010

  • Wolf Blass Gold Label Clare and Eden Valley Riesling 2008
  • Marions Vineyard Muller Thurgau Gewurztraminer 2000
  • Saint Joseph (Guigal) 2005
  • Passopisciaro Sicilia 2006
  • Craggy Range Block 14 Syrah Gimblett Gravel 2007
  • Dead Winemakers Society Dolcetto 2008
WHAT WE DRANK LAST NIGHT ARCHIVE 2009
Oh What Fun We Had

Monday, 14th December, 2009

  • Joseph d'Elena Pinot Grigio 2008
  • Crawford River Riesling 2008
  • Two Paddocks Central Otago Pinot Noir 2006
  • Psi Ribera del Duero 2007 (Elaborador Dominio de Pingus)
  • Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Sophia 2007
  • Teusner Albert Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004
  • Jacobs Creek Special Bottling Barossa Cabernet 1998
Six Different Varieties Leads to Much Enjoyment

Tuesday, 1st December, 2009

  • Monsters Attack Clare Riesling 2009
  • Richmond Grove Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio 2007
  • Rochford Rees Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008
  • Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Hunter Valley Semillon 2002
  • Alsare Barossa Valley Cabernet 2004
  • Rolf Binder Heysen Shiraz 2006
A Range of Whites - Mostly Cool Climate

Friday, 6th November, 2009

  • Tulloch Hunter Valley Verdelho 2008
  • Te Mata Havelock (Hawkes Bay) Woodthorpe Vineyard Chardonnay 2007
  • Windowrie The Mill Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2008
  • Printhie Orange Chardonnay 2008
  • Printhie Orange Sauvignon Blanc 2009
  • Brangayne Orange Sauvignon Blanc 2009
  • Knotts ‘The Custodian’ Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2008
  • Windowrie The Mill Verdelho 2008
Cool Climate Reds Did Not Appeal and Lust Collides

Tuesday, 13th October, 2009

  • Windowrie The Mill Central Ranges Sangiovese 2006
  • Printhie Orange Cabernet 2008
  • Chateauneuf du Pape (Roger Sabon) 2006
  • Viottolo Viale McLaren Vale Sangiovese Cabernet 2005
  • Lust Collides McLaren Vale Mataro 2008
Several Wonderful Wines and All of Interest

Tuesday, 29th September, 2009

  • Tyrrells Hunter Valley Moon Mountain Chardonnay 2008
  • Magners Irish Cider
  • Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2008
  • Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2004
  • Gramps Cabernet Merlot 2006
  • Redman Coonawarra Shiraz 2005
  • Escarpment Martinborough Pinot Noir 2007
A Wide Variety of Reds - All Shapes and Sizes

Thursday, 27th August, 2009

  • Kooyong Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2007
  • Fromm Brancott Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2005
  • Spinifex Taureau Barossa 2007
  • Langmeil Blacksmith Barossa Valley Cabernet 2006
  • Gomersal Barossa Valley Shiraz 2006
  • Tim Smith Mataro Grenache Shiraz Barossa 2008
  • Loose End GSM Barossa 2006
Medals Meant Disappointment - But It's All Fun

Friday, 7th August, 2009

  • Tempus Two Wilde Chardonnay Copper Range 2007
  • Lindemans Reserve Padthaway Chardonnay 2007
  • Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Shiraz 2005
  • Hugo McLaren Vale Shiraz 2005
  • Coriole McLaren Vale Shiraz 2006
  • D'Arenberg McLaren Vale D'Arry Original Shiraz Grenache 2006
A Wide Variety - Some Fun Others So-So

Friday, 24th July, 2009

  • Pinot Grigio 'Sot lis Rivis' (Ronco del Gelso) 2006
  • Pipers Brook Pinot Noir 2005
  • Montepulciano 'Lodola Nuova' (Ruffino) 2005
  • The Good Doctors Tonic 2006
  • Kamberra Canberra District Shiraz 2003
A Trip To Melbourne Brings Back Memories

Monday, 6th July, 2009

  • Yarra Burn N.V.
  • Yarra Burn Bastard Hill Chardonnay 2007
  • Wantirna Amelia Cabernet Merlot 2006
  • Metala Langhorne Creek Shiraz Cabernet 1999
  • Wendouree Clare Cabernet Malbec 2006
  • Barolo Vigneto Arborina (Maurto Veglio) 2004
  • Cornas Terres Brulees (Jean-Luc Colombo) 2004
  • Moscato D'Asti Scapona (Morenca)
A Mount Pleasant Was the Star

Saturday, 20th June, 2009

  • Houghtons Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2005
  • Three Miners Earnscleugh Valley Otago Pinot Noir 2006
  • Mount Pleasant Maurice O'Shea Hunter Shiraz 1999
  • Diggers Bluff Stray Dog Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2005
  • Masi Costasera Amarone 2005
Stuck in the Same Barossa Rut

Sunday, 7th June, 2009

  • KT and the Falcons Peglidis Vineyard Watervale Riesling 2008
  • Fabric Wrattonbully Chardonnay 2007
  • Kalleske Clarrys Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz 2007
  • Soul Growers Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache Mataro 2005
  • Balthazar Barossa Valley Shiraz 2006
Beautiful Sparkling and Some Fire in Her Eyes

Sunday, 31st May, 2009

  • Clover Hill Lebrina Pipers River 2002
  • Pipers Brook Pinot Gris 2007
  • Rusden Barossa Valley Driftsand 2005
  • The Fire In Her Eyes Dolcetto Cabernet 2006
  • Temple Bruer Langhorne Creek Grenache Shiraz Viognier 2005
From the Delicate to the Dumb and Then Big and Rich

Tuesday, 19th May, 2009

  • Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2005 (Max Ferd Richter)
  • Riposte 'The Stiletto' Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 2008
  • Pearwood Wines Piccadilly Valley (Adelaide Hills) Chardonnay 2007
  • Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2006
  • The Standish Barossa Valley 2005
Having a Wine with Brian Fletcher

Monday, 11th May, 2009

  • Miles from Nowhere Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2008
  • The Lookout Margaret River Shiraz Cabernet 2007
  • Miles from Nowhere Margaret River Cabernet Merlot 2007
  • Both Barrells Frankland River Shiraz 2005
Barossa Again Though Others of Interest

Thursday, 30th April, 2009

  • Heartland Langhorne Creek-Limestone Coast Viognier Pinot Gris 2006
  • Domaine Barossa Toddler Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2007
  • Lagrein Sudtirol-Alto Adige (J. Hofstatter) 2005
  • Leske Barossa Valley Shiraz 2005
  • Yalumba Bush Vine Barossa Grenache 2006
Six Different Wine Regions

Sunday, 19th April, 2009

  • Boycat Southern Fleurieu Penninsula Sauvignon Blanc 2008
  • Brokenwood Harlequin Shiraz Grenache Pinot Noir 2003
  • Cape Geographe Margaret River Merlot Cabernet 2007
  • Tulloch Pokolbin Shiraz 2007 H.G.Brown Commemorative Release
  • Josef Chromy Tasmania Pinot Noir 2007
  • Craggy Range Sophia Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2004
Lots Of Interest But On The Whole Average

Monday, 6th April, 2009

  • Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008
  • Latimus Fruilo (Ronco Del Gelso) 2007
  • Jacobs Creek Reserve Pinot Grigio 2007
  • Chianti Classico Peppoli (Antinori) 2005
  • Rocky Point Central Otago Pinot Noir 2006
  • Peter Lehman Barossa Shiraz 2005
  • Castel del Monte (Torrevento) 2004
Wines from the Golden West, Others Close to Home and Swinging by Napa

Monday, 30th March, 2009

  • Amberley Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2007
  • Amberley Margaret River Semillon 2004
  • Xanadu Margaret River Chardonnay 2006
  • Amberley Margaret River Cabernet Merlot 2007
  • Scarpontoni McLaren Vale Estate Reserve
  • Kalleske Barossa Valley Moppa Shiraz 2007
  • Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley 2004
His Wines - Justin Lane an Unusual and Very Talented Winemaker

Friday, 20th March, 2009

  • Viottolo Viale Sangiovese 2005
  • Viottolo Adelaide Hills (Kuitpo) Dolcetto 2007
  • Viottolo McLaren Vale Shiraz 2006
  • Viottolo Adelaide Hills Dolcetto 2006
  • Viottolo Blewitt Sptings (McLaren Vale) Nebbiolo 2005
  • Viottolo Sangiovese Cabernet 2005
  • Viottolo Sentiero Barbera Cabernet 2004
  • Changing Lanes Cabernet Shiraz Malbec 2005
  • Changing Lanes Tempranillo Cabernet 2005
An Interesting Warm Up - Then Pay Dirt

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2009

  • Vom Rotem Schotter (Bernard Ott) 2007
  • Spy Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007
  • Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons (William Fevre) 2005
  • Crozes Hermitage (Guigal) 2005
  • Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Syrah Hawkes Bay 2006
Broadening the Palate Broadens the Mind

Friday, 13th February, 2009

  • Cono Sur Central Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2007 (Chile)
  • Secret Stone Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008
  • Menetou-Salon (Henri Pele) 2006
  • Labeye Grenache Syrah (Edouard Labeye) 2005 Vin de Pays
  • Rubrato Aglianico di San Gregorio (Feudi San Gregorio) 2005
Hopping Everywhere - Just Like a Pobblebonk

Thursday, 22nd January, 2009

  • Quealy Pobblebonk 2006
  • Meursault (Domaine Darviot-Perrin) 2004
  • Mount Adam Eden Valley Pinot Noir 2002
  • Crozes Hermitage Domaine des Lises 2005
  • Kaiser Stuhl Winemakers Release Barossa Valley Cabernet 1986
A Trip to Margaret River

Thursday, 1st January, 2009

  • Terre di Ginestra 2007 (Calatrosi)
  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2005
  • Cullen Kevin John Margaret River Chardonnay 2006
  • Flame Tree Margaret River Cabernet Merlot 2007
  • Cullen Diana Madeline Margaret River 2006
WHAT WE DRANK LAST NIGHT ARCHIVE 2008
A Trip Across the Southern Hemisphere

Monday, 22nd December, 2008

  • Casa Silva Carmenere Colchagua Valley 2006
  • Carrick Unravelled Central Otago Pinot Noir 2006
  • Prodigo Malbec (Alessandro Speri) 2005
  • Altos Mendoza Las Hormigas Malbec 2007
  • De Lisio Catalyst McLaren Vale Shiraz Grenache 2005
  • Quarterback McLaren Vale 2006
Another Buying Mistake but I Cheered Up Later

Monday, 12th December, 2008

  • Spy Valley Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2007
  • Heidenreich Estate Old School House Barossa Valley Viognier 2006
  • Chalkers Crossing Tumbarumba Sauvignon Blanc 2007
  • Spinifex Esprit 2006
  • De Lisio McLaren Vale Shiraz 2006
  • De Lisio McLaren Vale Grenache 2006
A Huge Night with Many Exciting Wines

Thursday, 13th November, 2008

  • Condrieu (Cuilleron) 2005
  • Tim Smith Adelaide Hills Viognier 2008
  • Chassagne Montrachet (Domaine Darviot-Perrin) 2004
  • Mersault Le Porusot (Bouchard Pere) 2004
  • Cosme Palacio Rioja 2005
  • Perigrine Otago Pinot Noir 2006
  • Alicante Bouschet Alentejano (Finagra) 2004
  • Monthelie Les Duresses (Bouchard Pere) 2005
  • Beaune Premier Cru (Domaine Darviot Perrin) 2004
A Range of New Reds Finishing with The Incredible Hulk

Sunday, 2nd November, 2008

  • Seppeltsfield Flora DP 117 Fino
  • Spinifex Papillon Barossa 2007
  • Te Mata Bullnose Hawkes Bay Syrah 2005
  • Schild Estate Barossa Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2007
  • Yalumba Patchwork Barossa Shiraz 2005
  • The Hattrick McLaren Vale 2005
From High Eden, Mornington, the Barossa Floor, Langhorne Creek and Coonawarra

Sunday, 19th October, 2008

  • Mount Adam Eden Valley Pinot Gris 2007
  • Benedictus Mornington Pinot Noir 2006
  • Tim Smith Barossa Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2006
  • Lake Breeze Langhorne Creek Bernoota Shiraz Cabernet 2003
  • Yalumba The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet 2004
New Regions, New Tastes and Old Friends

Sunday, 14th September, 2008

  • Xanadu Dragon Range Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2007
  • Albarino Burgano (Rias Baixus) 2006
  • Brothers in Arms Langhorne Creek Cabernet 2005
  • Elderton Friends Barossa Shiraz 2006
  • Brothers in Arms Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2002
  • Teusner Wines 'The Astral Series' Barossa Valley Moppa Mataro 2006
Fun Drinking in London

Monday, 25th August, 2008

  • Poggio Antico 'Altero' Toscano 1990
  • Hacienda Monasterio 'Ribera del Duero' 2004 (Spain)
  • Pelago Marche (Umani Ronchi) 2004
  • Urbina Rioja (Pedro Benito) 1998 (Spain)
  • Ch. Pontet Canet 2001
  • Ch. Clinet 2000
  • Nuits St. George 2004 (Daniel Rion)
A Pleasing Start with a Manzanilla Then To Mornington Peninsula

Wednesday, 30th July, 2008

  • Lustau Light Manzanilla
  • Stonier Reserve Chardonnay 2006
  • Stonier Reserve Pinot Noir 2006
  • Stonier Windmill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005
  • Glaymond The Distance Barossa Valley Shiraz 2002
Cheap Whites then Pinots and a Surprise

Sunday, 20th July, 2008

  • Western Australia Reserve Classic 2007
  • Domaine du Chateaux d'Eau Viognier 2006 (Moillard)
  • Wooing Tree Otago Pinot Noir 2006
  • Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2006
  • Rusden Full Circle Barossa Valley Mataro 2005
What a Varied Lot but That's What Makes Wine So Enjoyable

Tuesday, 1st July, 2008

  • SHW Southern Highland Wines Chardonnay 2007
  • Tempus Two Melange a Trois Copper Label 2005
  • Jacobs Creek Cabernet Merlot 2005
  • The Black Chook Shiraz Viognier 2006
  • Classic McLaren McLaren Vale Shiraz 2001
A Pleasing Night with Reds - Not a White in Sight

Tuesday, 17th June, 2008

  • Phi Lusatia Park Vineyard Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2006
  • Thomas Vineyards McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004
  • Thorpe Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004
  • Golden Ball Beechworth Shiraz 2004
  • Cat Amongst the Pigeons Fat Cat Barossa Valley Shiraz Cabernet 2006
  • Loan Wines Barossa Valley Shiraz 2003
A London Dinner Party and a Wine Scoring 120/100

Tuesday, 20th May, 2008

  • Scharzhofberger Kabinett Riesling (Egon Muller) 2000
  • Krug 1996
  • Chassagne Montrachet 'Les Chaumes' (Michel Colin Delager) 2002
  • Dom Perignon 1980
  • Remirez de Ganuza Rioja (Bodegas Fernando Remirez) 1996
  • Volnay Santenots du Milieu (Domaine Comtes Lafon) 1999
  • Spinifex Indigene Barossa Valley Mataro Shiraz 2005
  • Teusner Joshua Barossa Valley Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2006
  • Rolf Binder Heinrich Shiraz Mataro Grenache 2005
  • Chateau Coutet 1961
  • Chateau Rieussec 1999
  • Warres 1977
Modern Styles Marching Down the Same Road

Thursday, 15th May, 2008

  • Hungerford Hill Tumbarrumba Chardonnay 2006
  • Georges Duboeuf Merlot 2005
  • Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Villages 2006
  • Tatachilla Partners Cabernet Shiraz 2004
  • Gramps Barossa Valley Grenache 2006
London and Paris - In Search of the Perfect Cocktail and We Discover One of the Secrets of Life

Friday, 9th May, 2008

  • Cocktails
Interesting Whites and a Dying but Memorable Pinot

Friday, 18th April, 2008

  • Yalumba Y Pinot Gris 2007
  • Chalkers Crossing Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2005
  • Wynns Coonawarra Chardonnay 2006
  • Annies Lane Clare Cabernet Merlot 2005
  • Hardys Keppoch Pinot Noir 1978
Basic Stuff Though it got Me Thinking

Friday, 4th April, 2008

  • Evans and Tate Margaret River Classic Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2007
  • Captain Jack Chardonnay 2006
  • West Cape Howe Great Southern Styx Valley Chardonnay 2005
  • Hardy's Oomoo McLaren Vale Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2005
  • Rosemount Shiraz 2006
  • Annies Lane Clare Valley Shiraz 2006
Rose - What a Joke

Tuesday, 25th March, 2008

  • Margan Hunter Valley Saignee Shiraz Rose 2007
  • Turkey Flat Rose 2007
  • Surveyors Hill Canberra District Cabernet Franc Rose 2006
  • Two Churches Barossa Valley Rose 2007
  • Geoff Merrill McLaren Vale Grenache Rose 2007
  • Amano Puglia Rose 2007
Grand Cru I Am - Petit I'm Not

Monday, 3rd March, 2008

  • Stonier Chardonnay Pinot Noir Cuvee 2003
  • Petit Chablis 2005 (William Fevre)
  • Brian Barry Juds Hill Clare Riesling 2006
  • Metala Langhorne Creek Shiraz Cabernet 2005
  • Lloyd Brothers White Chalk McLaren Vale Shiraz 2005
A Tasting of 1998 Coonawarra Cabernets

Sunday, 24th February, 2008

  • Coonawarra Cabernets 1998
Gossips, Moments of Delight and a Marketing Problem

Tuesday, 19th February, 2008

  • Warburn Estate Gossips Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2006
  • Warburn Estate Gossips Chardonnay 2006
  • Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Vineyards Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2006
  • Hatton Estate EC2 Gimblett Road Chardonnay 2006
  • Warburn Estate Bushmans Gully Cabernet 2005
  • Rosemount Estate Balmoral McLaren Vale Syrah 2002
  • Heathcote II Shiraz 2005
Xmas Champagne, New Rhone and New McLaren

Monday, 11th February, 2008

  • Bruno Paillard N.V.
  • Joseph Perrier Brut N.V.
  • Georges Duboeuf Sauvignon Blanc 2006
  • Domaine Lafond Cotes Du Rhone 2006
  • Nashwauk Wrecked McLaren Vale Shiraz 2006
From the South Coast to the Hunter and W.A.

Wednesday, 30th January, 2008

  • Crooked River Wines Bawley Point Moonlight Verdelho 2007
  • Strugglers Flat Martinborough Pinot Noir 2004
  • Lakes Folly Hunter Valley Dry Red 1969
  • Penfolds Kalimna Bin 28
  • Mollydooker 'Enchanted Path' Shiraz Cabernet 2005
  • Clairault Margaret River Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc 1999
The Openers Collapsed but the Tail Fought Back

Monday, 21st January, 2008

  • Richmond Grove Watervale Riesling 1997
  • Petaluma Piccadilly Chardonnay 1997
  • Chablis Premier Cru ‘Montee de Tonnerre’ 1997 (Raveneau)
  • Blackstone Paddock McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004 (Aldi label)
  • Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 1998
  • Ch. Langoa Barton 1996
WHAT WE DRANK LAST NIGHT ARCHIVE 2007
Heavy as a Brick - The Bottle Not the Wine

Sunday, 2nd December, 2007

  • Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2006
  • Fifth Leg Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay 2006
  • Zontes Footstep Langhorne Creek Cabernet Malbec 2005
  • Taylors 80 Acres Clare Cabenet Shiraz Merlot
  • La Pleiade Heathcote Shiraz 2005
Dinner with Colin Forbes - the Wines Weren't Bad Either

Thursday, 15th November, 2007

  • Cleanskin Sparkling Red
  • Poverty Hill Eden Valley Riesling 2006
  • Poverty Hill Eden Valley Merlot 2005
  • Poverty Hill Eden Valley Shiraz 2004
  • Majella Coonawarra Cabernet 2004
  • La Gioia Riecine Toscana 1998
Am I the Last Person Drinking Chardonnay?

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2007

  • Jacobs Creek Reserve Chardonnay 2005
  • Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay 2006
  • Taylors Eighty Acres Clare Shiraz Viognier 2005
  • Agly Brothers Cotes du Roussillon 2005
  • Richmond Grove Barossa Valley Shiraz 2002
We Try One of Everything

Saturday, 14th October, 2007

  • Peter Lehmann Eden Valley Riesling 2005
  • Yering Station Marsanne Viognier Rousanne 2005
  • Kellermeister Barossa Tempranillo 2005
  • Taylors Clare Valley Cabernet 2005
  • Peter Lehmann Barossa Valley Shiraz Muscadelle 2002
A Mixed Bag - Some of Interest

Wednesday, 3rd October, 2007

  • Warburn Regional Selection Pinot Grigio 2007
  • Kurtz Family Boundary Row Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004
  • Dogajolo Toscano 2005 (Carpineto)
  • La Vielle Ferme Cotes du Ventoux 2005
  • Tim Smith Barossa Valley Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2005
Big Sellers, Seahorses, Underarm and Bacteria - What a Night

Friday, 28th September, 2007

  • Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006
  • Taylors Promised Land Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2007
  • Jacobs Creek Reserve Riesling 2006
  • Wild Rock ‘The Underarm’ Hawkes Bay Syrah 2005
  • Glaetzer Barossa Valley Wallace Shiraz Grenache 2005
Oh No! Not Barossa Again! What Else is in the Cupboard?

Friday, 21st September, 2007

  • Torbreck Woodcutters Barossa Shiraz 2005
  • Seven Sleepers (Siebenschlafer) Barossa Valley 2004
  • Eden Hall Eden Valley Cabernet 2004
  • Langmeil Valley Floor Barossa Shiraz 2005
  • Rolf Binder Heysen Barossa Valley Shiraz 2005
France, Spain, New Zealand and Back Home

Tuesday, 11th September, 2007

  • Dopff Pinot Blanc 2003
  • Dog Point Marlborough Pinot Noir 2005
  • Rojo Garnacha Valdepenas 2005
  • Kurtz Family Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2004
  • Rolf Binder Heysen Barossa Valley Shiraz 2005
A Roam Across South Australia

Wednesday, 29th August, 2007

  • Small Fry Eden Valley Riesling 2006
  • Stephendale Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Barossa 2007
  • Zontes Footstep Langhorne Creek Shiraz Viognier 2004
  • Heartland Limestone Coast Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2005
  • Gibson Barossa Valley Reserve Merlot 2002
Drinking with Adelaide Friends

Wednesday, 15th August, 2007

  • Wayne Thomas McLaren Vale Dry Riesling 2006
  • Villa Wolf Riesling-Paflz/Wachenheim 2005 (Ernst Loosen)
  • Brightwater Sauvignon Blanc Nelson 2006 (NZ)
  • Rymill MC2-Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc Coonawarra 2003
  • Slapjack Creek Central Otago Pinot Noir 2001
A Moment of Quite Reflection in the Barossa

Sunday, 22nd July, 2007

  • Rolf Binder Barossa Valley Semillon 2006
  • Poonawatta Estate 'Montes Block' Eden Valley Shiraz 2004
  • Deisen Barossa Valley Grenache 2005
  • Deisen Barossa Valley 'Winter Sun' 2003/2004
  • Harbord 'The Tendril' Barossa Shiraz 2003
A Wipe-out on Gorgeous Reds

Wednesday, 11th July, 2007

  • Samuels Gorge McLaren Vale Grenache 2004
  • Lawsons Wines Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004
  • Sieber Road Barossa Valley Redland Shiraz 2002
  • Classic McLaren McLaren Vale Shiraz Grenache Cabernet 2000
  • Whistler Late Harvest Barossa Semillon 2004
Proof That Wines Are Alive

Sunday, 24th June, 2007

  • McGuigan Verdelho Superior Hunter Valley 2004
  • Westend Richland Sauvignon Blanc 2006
  • Pierro Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2006
  • Ata Rangi Martinborough Pinot Noir 2005
  • Escarpment Martinborough Pinot Noir 2005
Some Highs but Too Many Lows

Sunday, 10th June, 2007

  • Pol Roger N.V.
  • Ata Rangi 'Lismore' Martinborough Pinot Gris 2006 (N.Z.)
  • Santenay Premier Cru Grand Clos Rousseau 2004 (Jean ClaudeBoisset)
  • Langhorne Creek Area Red Blend 1995
  • Clarendon Hills Moritz Syrah Clarendon 2002
  • Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Auslese 2000 (Weingut Max Ferd Richter)
A Night of Appealing Reds

Thursday, 24th May, 2007

  • Chambolle Musigny (Jean Jacques Confuron) 1994
  • Chateau La Gaffeliere 1994
  • Kaesler ‘The Fave’ Barossa Valley 2005
  • Tim Smith Barossa Valley Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2005
  • Daughters of the Valley Stonewell Vineyard Cabernet 2005
Big Company Stuff and Small Company Stuff

Wednesday, 16th May, 2007

  • Jacobs Creek Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2005
  • Skillogalee Clare Shiraz 2003
  • Sorby Adams Eden Valley Shiraz Viognier 2004
  • Harbord The Tendril Barossa Shiraz 2004
  • Small Fry Eden Valley Shiraz Cabernet 2005
I Cannot Keep Up and Resign

Monday, 7th May, 2007

  • Tempus Two King Valley Pinot Gris 2006
  • Reschke 'Vitalus' Coonawarra Cabernet 2003
  • Roennfeldt Genesis Barossa Valley Shiraz 2005
  • Daughters of the Valley Barossa Valley Stonewell Shiraz 2005 and Cabernet 2005
Cheap and Cheerful, Grosset, Value in Red, Primitivo and Coonawarra

Tuesday, 1st May, 2007

  • Richmond Grove French Cask Chardonnay
  • Grosset Watervale Riesling 2002
  • Hardys Oomoo McLaren Vale Shiraz 2005
  • A.Mano Primitivo Puglia 2003
  • Geoff Merrill Reserve Coonawarra McLaren Vale Cabernet 1999
A Legend, Chablis, White Blend and Different Approaches to Reds

Tuesday, 24th April, 2007

  • Houghtons White Classic 2006
  • Chablis Premier Cru 'Beauroy' 2004 (Laurant Tribut)
  • Rutherglen Estates 'The Alliance' Marsanne Viognier 2006
  • Balgownie Estate Shiraz Viognier 2005
  • Mollydooker 'Two Left Feet' 2005
A Range of Cheapish Whites and Then Useful Reds

Tuesday, 17th April, 2007

  • Houghton Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2006
  • Peter Lehmann Barossa Riesling 2006
  • De Bortoli Windy Peak Victorian Riesling 2006
  • Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz 2003
  • St. Halletts Faith Barossa Shiraz 2004
Tasmanian Pinot Gris, Chile, South Africa and Langhorne Creek

Thursday, 12th April, 2007

  • Bay of Fires Tasmanian Pinot Gris 2005
  • Lawsons Dry Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2005
  • Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2005
  • Veenwouden Classic 1999
  • Zontes Footsteps Langhorne Creek Cabernet Malbec 2004
A Handprint, Yeringberg and History, Burgundy and a Swing Back Home.

Sunday, 8th April, 2007

  • Seresin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2005
  • Yeringberg Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2003
  • Vosne Romanee ‘La Colombiere’ 2004 (Domaine du Comtes Liger-Belair)
  • Rymill Coonawarra MC2 Cabernet Merlot Cabernet Franc 2004
  • Cumulus Climbing Merlot 2004
World Class, Orvieto, Trophy or Not and Robust Clare

Friday, 30th March, 2007

  • Manzanilla 'La Guita' Hijos de Rainera Perez Marin S.A.
  • Orvieto Classico 2004 (Bigi)
  • Wither Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006
  • Annies Lane Clare Valley Shiraz 2004
  • Wendouree Clare Valley Shiraz Mataro 2004
Fragrant Whites, Value Italian, One to Watch For and Sleeping Pinot

Friday, 23rd March, 2007

  • Nobilo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006
  • Wilson Vineyard Clare Polish River Hill Riesling 2005
  • Dogajolo Toscano (Carpineto) 2005
  • Small Fry Eden Valley Shiraz 2002
  • Strugglers Flat Martinborough Pinot Noir 2004
Value Chardonnays, A Bolter from McLaren Vale and Hunter Tradition

Tuesday, 20th March, 2007

  • Houghtons Chardonnay 2005
  • Richmond Grove French Cask Chardonnay 2005
  • Seppelts Bellfield Marsanne Roussanne 2004
  • Samuels Gorge McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004
  • Mount Pleasant Old Paddock Old Hill Shiraz 2002
Marlborough, Domaine Weinbach, a Big Red and Tempranillo

Tuesday, 13th March, 2007

  • Gravitas Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006
  • Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006
  • Pinot Gris Cuvee Laurence Domaine Weinbach 2004
  • Bremers Touch 'Jaensch's Vineyard' Langhorne Creek Cabernet 2005
  • Torres Coronas Tempranillo 2003
Wine Drinkers on a Strict Budget - What Did I Find

Thursday, 8th March, 2007

  • Farmer Bros Brut N.V.
  • Pepperjack Barossa Chardonnay 2004
  • Krondorf Chardonnay 2006
  • cleanskin Semillon Chardonnay
  • Kaiser Stuhl Purple Ribbon Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2006
  • Yalumba Y Series Cabernet 2005
Sparkling Wines, Vintage Riesling, White Burgundy and Chablis

Saturday, 3rd March, 2007

  • Starvedog Lane Adelaide Hills 2001
  • Morilla Vintage 2001
  • Richmond Grove Watervale 1997
  • Mersault 2000 (Leroy
  • Chablis Premier Cru 'Butteaux' 1998 (Raveneau)
A Shopping Spree at Woolworths

Tuesday, 27th February, 2007

  • Lindemans Ben Ean
  • Peter Lehman Barossa Riesling 2006
  • McWilliams Inheritance Riesling 2006
  • Jacobs Creek Riesling 2006
  • Hardys Stamps Chardonnay 2006
  • Jacobs Creek Reserve Chardonnay 2005
A Day Out with Yalumba

Thursday, 15th February, 2007

  • Yalumba Hand Picked Eden Valley Riesling 2001
  • Yalumba Virgilius Eden Valley Viognier 2004
  • Yalumba Octavius Barossa Valley Shiraz 2002
  • Yalumba Signature Cabernet Shiraz 2002
  • Sassicaia 1986
  • Yalumba Signature Cabernet Shiraz 1990
Heavenly Champagne, Beautiful Sherries and Delicious Whites

Friday, 9th February, 2007

  • Jacquesson Cuvee No 730 Vintage 2002
  • Lustau 'Papirusa' Manazanilla
  • Seppelt D.P. 117 Fino
  • Tempus Two 'Melange a Trois' Viognier Marsanne Rousanne Copper Series 2005
  • Wilson Vineyard DJW Clare Riesling 2005
Three Masterpieces - California, Sauterne and Port

Sunday, 4th February, 2007

  • Ridge 'Eisele' Napa Valley Cabernet 1971
  • Chateau Guiraud 1970 Sauterne
  • Fonseca Vintage Port 1960
Getting Up Close to Eden Valley Riesling

Wednesday, 30th January, 2007

A Varied Lot with One Arresting Red

Monday, 22nd January, 2007

  • Brockenwood Pinot Gris Beechworth 2006
  • Grosset Watervale Riesling 2001
  • Yalumba Barossa Tempranillo Grenache Viognier 2005
  • Poonawatta Estate Monties Block Eden Valley Shiraz 2004
  • Annies Lane Clare Valley Copper Trail Shiraz 2002
New Zealand, Eden Valley, Barossa, Coonawarra and Canada

Monday, 22nd January, 2007

  • Villa Maria Marlborough Pinot Gris 2005
  • Irvine Eden Valley Pinot Gris 2005
  • K&H ‘Big Red’ Barossa Shiraz 2005
  • Kopparossa Coonawarra Shiraz 1999
  • Paradise Ranch Riesling Ice Wine 2000
Pinot Gris, Pinot Red, Red Bargain and Goodness is Bigness

Wednesday, 17th January, 2007

  • Shoreham Estate Mornington Pinot Grigio 2005
  • Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir 2004
  • Junipers Estate Margaret River Cabernet 2005
  • Marquis Phillips Shiraz 2004
  • Torzi-Matthews Old Plains ‘Power of One’ Adelaide Plains Shiraz 2005
Eden Rieslings, Germany, Burgundy and Portugal

Tuesday, 9th January, 2007

  • Small Fry Eden Valley Riesling 2006
  • Domain Day Mount Crawford Riesling 2006
  • Josephshofer Mosel Riesling Spatlese 2004
  • Savigny Lavieres Premier Cru 2000 (Tollot Beaut)
  • Vida Nova Algarve 2004
Sancerre, Sublime Semillon and Bowled Over by a Boomerang

Wednesday, 3rd January, 2007

  • Sancerre ‘Terre de Mainbray’ Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy 2004
  • Mount Riley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2005
  • Rolf Binder Christa Rolf Barossa Valley Semillon 2006
  • Rolling Orange District Chardonnay 2005
  • Boomerang Long Hop Adelaide Plains Shiraz 2005
WHAT WE DRANK LAST NIGHT ARCHIVE 2006
Five Out of Five - What a Score

Thursday, 28th December, 2006

  • Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
  • Meerea Park ‘Epoch’ Hunter Semillon 2005
  • Garry Crittenden I Barbera 2002
  • RBJ ‘Theologicum’ Mataro 2002
  • Chateauneuf du Pape ‘Les Olivets’ 2004 (Roger Sabon)
New Riesling then Pinot Gris Again and Again

Wednesday, 20th December, 2006

  • Poverty Hill Eden Valley Riesling 2006
  • Vine Crest Barossa Valley Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2006
  • Scorpo Mornington Pinot Gris 2005
  • Henshke Innes Vineyard Littlehampton Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 2006
  • Heritage Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004
Barossa Reds and Whites then to Faraway Orange

Wednesday, 13th December, 2006

  • Hahn Barossa Vineyard Catharina Barossa Valley Riesling 2004
  • Hahn Barossa Vineyard Yanyarrie Shiraz 2004
  • Teusner Petit Verdot Shiraz Mataro 2005
  • Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2002
  • Cumulus Wines Rolling Shiraz 2004
From the Clare to Eden Valley to Burgundy and Home

Tuesday, 5th December, 2006

  • Taylors Clare Valley Gewurztraminer 2005
  • Henschke Cranes Eden Valley Chardonnay 2006
  • Chambolle Musigny (G Roumier) 2000
  • Clos de la Roche (Armand Rousseau) 1992
  • Teusner ‘Avatar’ Barossa Valley Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2004
Moscato and Boutique Barossa Winemaking

Thursday, 30th November, 2006

  • Brown Bros Moscato 2006
  • Hahn Barossa Vineyard Catharina Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004 and 2003
  • Soul Growers Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache Mataro 2003
  • Sieber Road Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2004
Grower Maker, Rising Star and Famous Family Name

Friday, 24th November, 2006

  • Wynyarra Barossa Valley Shiraz 1997
  • Wynyarra Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004
  • Wynyarra Barossa Valley Cabernet 2004
  • Longhop Old Vine Reserve Adelaide Plains 2005
  • James Haselgrove Fleurieu Peninsula Shiraz 2004
A Picnic in the Eden Valley Hills

Sunday, 12th November, 2006

  • The Wines of Domain Day
  • Balnaves Coonawarra Cabernet 2002
  • Schubert McLean Murbko Vineyard Shiraz Cabernet 2004
  • Rockford Rifle Range Barossa Valley Cabernet 2003
Fine Whites, Great Annoyance and the Rhône

Wednesday, 8th November, 2006

  • Vineyard Grower Maker Eden Valley Dawkins Chardonnay 2006
  • Bilancia Pinot Grigio Reserve Hawkes Bay 2005
  • Gary Crittenden Arneis 2004
  • Bethany Barossa Valley Semillon 2004
  • Domaine La Bouissiere Gigondas 2002
Grower Makers, Awesome Pinot and Fat McLaren Shiraz

Tuesday, 31st October, 2006

  • Blackwell Vineyards Ruperts Run Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
  • Kaesler Stonehorse Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2004
  • Richardson Central Otago Pinot Noir 2005
  • Woodstock 'The Stocks' Single Vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004
  • Pertaringa McLaren Vale Undercover Shiraz 2004
World Class Sherry and Several New Reds

Thursday, 26th October, 2006

  • Seppelts DP117 Oloroso Sherry
  • Seppelts DP38 Fino Sherry
  • Lost Wolf Barossa Valley Shiraz 2002
  • Blackbilly McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004
  • Willunga 100 McLaren Vale Cabernet Shiraz 2005
Interesting Whites Then I Return to the Red Comfort of the Barossa

Wednesday, 18th October, 2006

  • Trevor Jones Eden Valley Riesling 2004
  • Hugo Unwooded McLaren Vale Chardonnay 2005
  • Cumulus Wines ‘Climbing’ Orange District Pinot Gris 2006
  • Laughing Jack Barossa Shiraz 2004
  • Teusner Avatar Barossa Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2004
Clare Valley Rieslings Boutique Barossa and Old Vine McLaren Vale Shiraz

Sunday, 8th October, 2006

  • Kilikanoon Mort's Block Watervale Riesling 2005
  • Cardinham Estate Riesling 2002
  • Cardinham Estate Riesling 2003
  • Lost Wolf Barossa Valley Shiraz 2003
  • Woodstock 'The Stocks' McLaren Vale Shiraz 2000
Viognier, Bendigo, a Possum and Pleasurable Kalimna

Tuesday, 3rd October, 2006

  • Woodstock 'Five Feet' Adelaide Hills McLaren Vale Viognier 2005
  • Balgownie Estate Bendigo Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
  • Possums Vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004
  • Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 1977
  • Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 1998
Wines from Everywhere - Two Pinots though the Main Theme was Shiraz

Tuesday, 26th September, 2006

  • Shoreham Estate Mornington Pinot Noir 2005
  • Crimson Martinborough Pinot Noir 2005
  • Murdoch Coonawarra Cabernet 2002
  • Teusner ‘The Riebke’ Ebenezer Road Barossa Valley Shiraz 2005
  • Seppelts Benno Bendigo Shiraz 2003
  • Jasper Hill Georgia Paddock Heathcote Shiraz 1999
  • Cote Rotie (Guigal) 1998
A Dinner in Eden Valley with Great Rieslings, Disappointments and a Burgundy Triumph

Monday, 18th September, 2006

  • Richmond Grove Watervale Riesling 2004
  • Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2000
  • Seppelts Dorrien Estate Barossa Cabernet 1999
  • Peter Lehmann Barossa Stonewell Shiraz 1997
  • Volnay Premier Cru ‘Le Ronceret’ (Jean Marc Boillot) 1999
Champagne, Wonderful Barossa and Intriguing French

Friday, 8th September, 2006

  • Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc 1988
  • Barossa Valley Shiraz Mataro Grenache 'Émigré' 2002
  • Hanisch Barossa Shiraz 2004
  • Magpie Estate Gomersal Barossa Valley Grenache 2002
  • Cornas 'Les Eygats' Domaine Courlis 2000
  • Rosscos Barossa Shiraz 2004
The Wines of Domenic Torzi

Saturday, 26th August, 2006

  • Torzi Matthews Frost Dodger Eden Valley Shiraz 2004
  • Boomerang Adelaide Plains Shiraz 2005
  • Longhop Adelaide Plains Old Vine Reserve 2004
Love of Cheap Chardonnay, Bordeaux and the Limestone Coast

Saturday, 26th August, 2006

  • Hardys Nottage Hill Chardonnay 2005
  • Stonehaven Stepping Stone Limestone Coast Shiraz 2003
  • Brands Coonawarra Shiraz 2002
  • Clos du Marquis Saint Julien 1995
A Trip from Padthaway to Yarra Valley to New Zealand and Barossa

Monday, 21st August, 2006

  • Padthaway Estate Unwooded Chardonnay 2005
  • Carlei Green Vineyards Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2004
  • Babich Black Label Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2005
  • Bethany Barossa Shiraz Cabernet 2003
  • Strugglers Flat Martinborough Pinot Noir
Well Crafted Chardonnays and Barossa Cabernet

Wednesday, 16th August, 2006

  • Henschke 'Cranes' Eden Valley Chardonnay 2003
  • Grosset Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2002
  • Chateau Tanunda Merlot 2005
  • Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz 2004
  • Te-Aro Harolds Block Barossa Valley Cabernet 2005
  • Stonewell Red Nectar Barossa Valley Cabernet 2005
Carlei, Burgundy and Barossa Warmth

Friday, 11th August, 2006

  • Carlei Green Vineyards Yarra Chardonnay 2004
  • Carlei Green Vineyards Heathcote Shiraz 2003
  • Charmes Chambertin (Armand Rousseau) 1993
  • Teusner Albert Barossa Valley 2004
  • Haan Wilhelmus Barossa 2003
New Experiences with McLaren Vale Reds and Sangiovese in the Clare

Monday, 7th August, 2006

  • La Testa McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
  • La Testa McLaren Vale Shiraz 2001
  • La Testa McLaren Vale Shiraz Grenache Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
  • Maxwell Ellen Street McLaren Vale Shiraz 2003
  • Cardinham Clare Valley Sangiovese 2005
Value from Spain and Value from Seppelts

Friday, 4th August, 2006

  • Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Rioja 2001
  • Glug Petit Verdot 2005
  • Tempranillo Altozano 2004
  • Seppelts Para Liqueur 1978
  • Vina el Alamo Pedro Ximenez Pedro Romero
Moo, More Pinot Gris, Lesser Burgundy and Blends that Did Not Work

Tuesday, 1st August, 2006

  • Stefano Lubiana Derwent Valley Pinot Grigio 2005
  • Tokay Pinot Gris 'Cuvee Louis Kleppel' (Eugene Kleppel) 2002
  • Delatite Sauvignon Blanc 2005
  • Paringa Estate Mornington Pinot Gris 2005
  • Ladoix 1 cru 'La Micaule' (Capitain-Gagnerot) 2002
  • Sevenhill Clare 'St Ignatius' Cabernet Merlot (35%) Cab Franc Malbec 2002
Two Champions Compete and a Port Curio

Tuesday, 25th July, 2006

  • Henschke Julius Eden Valley Riesling 1995
  • Strugglers Flat Martinborough Pinot 2004
  • Valpolicella Classico Le Poiane Jago 1994 (Bolla)
  • Seppelts St Peters Great Western Shiraz 1998
  • Veritas Hanisch Barossa Valley Shiraz 1995
  • Bullers Vintage Port 1973
Interesting Whites, French Pinot and a Very Warm W.A. Malbec

Thursday, 20th July, 2006

  • Henschke 'Innes Vineyard' Little Hampton Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 2005
  • Richmond Grove Watervale Riesling 1997
  • Chambolle Musigny (Domaine A.F. Gros) 2002
  • Ferngrove Frankland River Malbec 2003
  • Meera Park 'The Aunts' Hunter Shiraz 2003
Fragrant Whites from Three Countries and Barossa Reds

Thursday, 13th July, 2006

  • Paul Blanck Pinot Gris 2002
  • Spy Valley Marlborough Pinot Gris 2005
  • Penfolds Reserve Bin Eden Valley Riesling 2005
  • Tim Smith Barossa Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2002
  • The Tim Smith Barossa Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2003
  • Barossa Cleanskin Shiraz 1992
  • Barossa Cleanskin Shiraz 1993
Judging Ports in the Barossa

Monday, 10th July, 2006

  • Ramos Pinto Tawny Port
Afloat on Barossa Reds

Wednesday, 5th July, 2006

  • Richmond Grove Watervale Riesling 2004
  • Teusner 'The Riebke' Ebenezer Road Shiraz 2005
  • Peter Lehmann Barossa Valley Shiraz Muscadelle 2002
  • Peter Lehmann Eden Valley Shiraz 2001
  • Veritas Barossa Valley Hanisch Shiraz 2002
A Glory of the Barossa - Rolf Binders Hanisch

Thursday, 29th June, 2006

  • Hanisch Shiraz
Some French and Australian - Some Good Some Average

Tuesday, 20th June, 2006

  • Seppelts Partalunga Riesling 1990
  • Chambolle Musigny (Francois Parent) 1999
  • Morey St. Dennis 'Clos de la Bussiere' (George Roumier) 1998
  • Strugglers Flat Pinot Noir
  • Heritage Rossco's Shiraz 2001
  • Cote Rotie-Cote Brune (Domaine Giles Barge) 1997
Five Coonawarra Reds

Wednesday, 14th June, 2006

  • Balnaves Coonawarra Cabernet 1998
  • Mildara Coonawarra Cabernet 2001
  • Redman Coonawarra Shiraz 1993
  • Majella Coonawarra Cabernet 2001
  • Majella Malleea Coonawarra Shiraz Cabernet 1996
Bordeaux Barossa and Port

Friday, 2nd June, 2006

  • Rolf Binder Helios Barossa Valley Semillon 2005
  • Chateau Langoa Barton 1996
  • Chateau Magelaine 1994
  • Balthazar Barossa Valley Shiraz 2003
  • Seppelts Rare Tawney D.P.90
A Barossa Icon Falls Over and Much Else of Interest

Thursday, 25th May, 2006

  • Greenock Creek Alices Shiraz 2003
  • D'Arenberg Footbolt Shiraz 2002
  • Simon Hackett Individual Vineyard Gate Keeper Reserve Shiraz 1998
  • Beechtree Shiraz 2002
  • Paracombe Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 1998
  • Rothbury Estate Brokenback Hunter Shiraz 2000
  • McWilliams Rosehill, Old Paddock and Maurice O'Shea
  • Pizzini King Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Giant Coonawarras and a Mixed Bag

Thursday, 18th May, 2006

  • Wynns John Riddoch Coonawarra Cabernet 1991
  • Orlando Jacaranda Ridge Coonawarra Cabernet 1991
  • Versace Sangiovese Ruspantino 2002
  • Serafino McLaren Vale Shiraz 2003
  • Liebich Wines 'The Darkie' Shiraz 1998
  • Isway Mates Barossa Valley Grenache (60%) Shiraz (25%) Mataro (15%) 2005
  • Baudin Rock Mt Benson Cabernet 1999
My Roundup of New Zealand Continues

Monday, 15th May, 2006

  • Murdoch James Blue Rock Martinborough Pinot Gris 2004
  • Seppelts Drumborg Pinot Gris 2004
  • Craggy Range Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2005
  • Te Kairanga Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2004
  • Strugglers Flat Martinborough Pinot Noir 2004
A Chance to Assess Rolf Binder's Bull's Blood

Wednesday, 10th May, 2006

  • Rolf Binder-Veritas Bulls Blood Barossa Valley Shiraz Mataro Pressings
Besotted With New Zealand Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir

Friday, 5th May, 2006

  • Kim Crawford Marlborough Pinot Gris 2004
  • Quartz Reef Cromwell Basin-Bendigo Pinot Gris 2005 (Otago)
  • Vavasour Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2003
  • Quartz Reef Cromwell Basin-Bendigo Pinot Noir 2004
  • Rippon Wanaka Otago Pinot Noir 2001
New Releases from John Duval and Larry McKenna Plus Much More

Saturday, 29th April, 2006

  • Escarpment Martinborough Pinot Gris 2005
  • Escarpment Pinot Noir 2004
  • Clonakilla ‘Canberra District’ Shiraz 2001
  • John Duval Wines Plexus GSM 2004
  • John Duval Wines Entity Shiraz 2004
  • Gigondas 1991
  • McLeans Farm Shiraz 2004
  • Turkey Flat Barossa Shiraz 2002
Moscato - Fresh, Fragrant and Fruity

Wednesday, 26th April, 2006

  • Moscato d'Asti (Cascinetti Vietti) 2004
  • Moscato d’Asti (Alasia) N.V.
  • Brown Bros Moscato 2004
  • Ballast Stone Steeple Jack Moscato
A Night With Giant Wine Men

Friday, 21st April, 2006

  • Yalumba Mawsons Limestone Coast-Wratonbully Cabernet 2002
  • Yalumba Virgilus Eden Valley Viognier 2002
  • Sonoma Stefani Vineyard Cabernet 1994
  • Sonoma Frei Ranch Zinfandel 1996
A Wealth of Otago Pinots, New Zealand

Sunday, 16th April, 2006

  • Carrick Otago Pinot Gris 2005
  • Felton Road Pinot Noir 2004
  • Chard Farm Vipers Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003
  • Mount Difficulty Single Vineyard Pipe Clay Terrace Pinot Noir 2003
  • Olssens Slap Jack Creek Pinot Noir 2002
Cool Climate New Zealand

Sunday, 2nd April, 2006

  • Chard Farm Vipers Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003
  • Chard Farm Pinot Gris 2005
  • Framingham Marlborough Merlot Malbec 2002
A Mixed Bag of Reds

Saturday, 25th March, 2006

  • Shadowfax Geelong Pinot Noir 2003
  • Montenegio di Massi Marittima Riserva 1997 (Fattoria Poggio Valpazza)
  • McHenry Hohnen 3 Amigos Shiraz Grenache Mataro Margaret River 2004
  • Meerea Park Alexander Munro Individual Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz 2003
So Light They Caused a Fright

Sunday, 19th March, 2006

  • Beaujolais Village (Louis Latour) 2003
  • Fleurie ‘Domaine des Quatre Vents’ (Georges Duboeuf) 2003
  • Fleurie ‘La Roilette’ 2004 (Bernard Metrat)
  • Chiroubles 2004
A Pleasant Start to Saturday Morning

Tuesday, 13th March, 2006

  • The Georg Breuer 'Ferra Montosa' Rheingau Riesling 2001
  • Fritz Haag Riesling Grand Cru (Mosel) 2004
  • Losen Bros Riesling 'Dr. L' 2004
  • Crawford River Western Victoria 2004
  • Mount Horrocks (Clare Valley) 2004
  • Kanta Riesling (Adelaide Hills) 2005
  • Craggy Range Rapaura Road, Marlborough 2002
Sucking Pebbles Then Wrestling with Giants

Friday, 10th March, 2006

  • The Sevenhill Clare Valley Verdelho 2004
  • Domaine Laroche Chablis St Martin 2003
  • Kilikanoon Clare Valley Oracle Shiraz 2003
  • Kaesler Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2004
  • Seifried Nelson Riesling Ice Wine 2003
Drinking and Judging a Few Cleanskins

Monday, 6th March, 2006

  • Cleanskins
New Zealand Comes to Sydney

Thursday, 2nd March, 2006

  • 2004 Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir
  • 2003 Te Kairanga Reserve Pinot Noir
  • 2003 Neudorf Pinot Noir
A Few Days Spent with Chablis and Burgundy

Tuesday, 28th February, 2006

  • Saint Aubin Premier Cru Clos de la Chateniere 2002 (Hubert Lamy)
  • Chablis Grand Cru 'Les Blanchots' 2002 (Domaine Laroche)
  • 'Terres de Famile' 2001 (Domaine de la Vougeraie)
  • Pommard 'Clos des Epeneaux' Premier Cru 2001 (Comte Armand)
  • Nuit St. Georges 'Les Damodes' Premier Cru 2002 (Hubert Lamy)
Good Lord I’ve Been Caught Drinking Rosé

Friday, 24th February, 2006

  • Domaine Day ‘One Serious Rosé’ 2005
  • Bethany Barossa Cabernet Franc 2005
  • Tallarook Pinot Rosé 2004
  • Gary Crittenden Arneis 2004
  • Gary Crittenden Sangiovese 2003
A Taste of Germany

Monday, February 20th, 2006

  • Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Graacher Riesling Trocken 2004
  • Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Josephshofer Riesling Spatlese 2004
  • Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Josephshofer Riesling Spatlese 2003
  • Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett Feinherb 2004
More on the White Wines of Marlborough, New Zealand

Friday, February 17th, 2006

  • Stoneleigh Marlborough Pinot Gris 2004
  • Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004
  • Spy Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2005
  • Tohu Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004
  • Spy Valley Marlborough Pinot Gris 2004
  • Nobilo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2005
  • Staete Landt Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004
A Look at the Alsace Wines of Josmeyer

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

  • Josmeyer Pinot Gris 2002
  • Josmeyer 'Le Kottabe' Riesling 2003
  • Josmeyer 'Les Folastries'Gewurztraminer 2003
  • Josmeyer 'Le Fromenteau' Pinot Gris 2003
  • Josmeyer 'Les Pierrets' Riesling 1999
  • Josmeyer 'Hengst' Gewurztraminer 2000
  • Josmeyer 'Brand' Pinot Gris 2002
Profoundly Great Wines from Alsace and a Lovely Cabernet

Friday, 27th January, 2006

  • Lanson N.V.
  • Trimbach Cuvee des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre Gewurztraminer 1998
  • Trimbach Reserve Personelle Pinot Gris 1999
  • Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling 1999
  • Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet 1993
The Little Devil Passes the Webegong Taste Test

Monday, 16th January, 2006

  • Morris Port
  • Glug Our Little Devil Petit Verdot
  • Glug Petit Verdot Mourvèdre Shiraz
  • Wolf Blass Red Label
  • Houghtons Cabernet
We Start the Day with Sparkling and Move to Three Whites

Wednesday, 4th January, 2005

  • Jansz N.V.
  • Scharzhof Riesling 2004 (Egon Muller)
  • Cawdor Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2005
  • Hahn Vineyard ‘Catharina’ Barossa Riesling 2004
WHAT WE DRANK LAST NIGHT ARCHIVE 2005
An Evening with Aged Riesling and Barossa G.S.M. Blends

Sunday, 19th December, 2005

  • Crawford River Western Victoria Riesling 1998
  • Kaesler Avignon 2004
  • Tim Smith Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2004
Wednesday Table at barr-Vinum

Thursday, 1st December, 2005

  • Sabazio Rosso di Montepulciano Fattoria La Braccesca 1997 (Italy)
  • Domus Aurea Clos Quebrada De Macul Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 (Chile)
  • Saltram Pinnacle Selection Cabernet Malbec 1983
  • Grant Burge RGSM1 Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mouvedre 1999
  • Alto Moncayo Garnacha 2002 (Spain)
  • Henschke Louis Eden Valley Semillon 2003
  • Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 1990
  • St Hallett Old Block Barossa Shiraz 1997
The Trophies and Golds Did Not Impress

Thursday, 24th November, 2005

  • Elderton Barossa Shiraz 2002
  • Jacobs Creek Reserve Shiraz 2002
  • Brands Cabernet 2001
  • Redmans Shiraz 2003
A Sensation from Germany, a Muscadet, Chianti and Margaret River

Saturday, 19th November, 2005

  • Georg Breuer Berg Schlossberg 2002
  • Chateau du Poyet Muscadet 2003
  • Pikes Clare Valley Riesling 2004
  • Cerro del Masso Chianti (Carlo Antonini) 2003
  • McHendry Hohnen Tempranillo Petit Verdot Cabernet Margaret River 2004
Exploring Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc’s and a Lovely Pinot Noir

Friday, 4th November, 2005

  • The Nobilo 2005
  • The Robinsons 2005
  • Oyster Bay 2005
  • The Huia 2004
  • Villa Maria
  • Chard Farm River Run Pinot Noir 2003
Seven Sauvignon Blancs all from Marlborough

Sunday, 16th October, 2005

  • Tylers Stream 2005
  • Babich 2005
  • The Isabel 2005
  • Cloudy Bay 2005
  • Seresin 2004
  • The Highfield
  • Astrolabe 2004
We Linger with a Very Great Wine

Saturday, 5th November, 2005

  • Penfolds RWT 2002
Samples at a Barossa Cellar Door Meeting

Friday, 28th October, 2005

  • Elderton Barossa Shiraz 2003
  • Peter Lehmann Barossa Shiraz Muscadelle 2002
  • Rolf Binder Barossa Heinrich 2003
  • Seppeltsfield Benno Bendigo Shiraz 2003
  • Yalumba Tempranillo Grenache Viognier 2004
  • The Watcher Fetish Shiraz 2004
  • Turkey Flat Grenache 2004
Relaxing With a Single Bottle

Wednesday, 19th October, 2005

  • Grosset Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2002
Good Friends are Hard to Come By

Saturday, 15th October, 2005

  • Yalumba Heggies Eden Valley Viognier 2004
  • Hermitage 1995 (Guigal)
  • Tignanello 1985 (Antinori)
A French Delight, a Coonawarra Tune and Reds from Canberra

Monday, 10th October, 2005

  • Corton-Charlemagne 2001 (Bonneau du Martray)
  • Majella ‘The Musician’ Cabernet Shiraz 2004
  • Ravensworth The Tinderry Cabernet Franc Merlot 2004
  • Ravensworth Shiraz 2004
Italy, France, Coonawarra and Then a Sensation

Tuesday, 4th October, 2005

  • Terre Alte Colli Orientali del Friuli 2002 (Livio Felluga)
  • Domaine Clavel 'La Copa Santa' 1997 (Pierre Clavel)
  • Wynns Coonawarra Cabernet 1996
  • RBJ 'theologicum' Barossa Valley Mourvèdre Grenache 1994
A Range of Interesting South Australian Reds

Tuesday, 27th September, 2005

  • Rocland Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004
  • Linfield Road Barossa Valley Merlot 2002
  • John's Blend Langhorne Creek Cabernet 2001
  • John's Blend 'Margarete's' Shiraz 2002
  • Willow Bend Shiraz 1995
A Brace of Wines with No Underlying Theme

Tuesday, 20th September, 2005

  • Domaine Day Garganega 2005
  • Tim Knappstein Gewürztraminer 2004
  • Te Kairanga Reserve Martinborough Pinot Noir 1998
  • Mitchell Sevenhill Cabernet 1997
A Range of Imported Wines to Guard Us Against a Cellar Palate

Tuesday, 13th September, 2005

  • Macon Milly Lamartine 2002 (Comte Lafond)
  • Macon ‘Aux Bois d’ Allier 2003 (Cordier)
  • La Corte Zinfandel (or Primitivo) 2002
  • La Corte Negroamaro 2002
  • Ch Laroque 1990
  • Ch Potensac 2000
  • Serrera Malbec 2002
  • Palacios Remondo 2001
Single Vineyard, Eden Valley Riesling

Saturday, 3rd September, 2005

  • Colin Forbes 1984, 1986, 1990, 1994, 2001 and 2005 Rieslings
Drumborg and the Cool Climate of South Western Victoria

Sunday, 24th July, 2005

  • Drumborg Rieslings, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2004
French Whites and Australian Reds

Saturday, 9th July, 2005

  • Piper Heidsieck
  • Domaine Coteau de la Biche Vouvray 2002 (Jean Claude and Christophe Pichot)
  • Oliver Leflaive Saint Aubin
  • Wynns John Riddock Coonawarra Cabernet 1988
  • Heritage Barossa Pressings Shiraz 1991
  • Heritage Barossa Valley Rosscos Shiraz 2002
  • Balthazar Barossa Shiraz 2002
We Celebrate the End of the Financial Year

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

  • Peter Lehmann 1999 Reserve Semillon
  • Duas Quintas Douro 2001 (Ramos Pinto)
  • St Hallett Small Creations Touriga Nacional 2003
The Heritage Reds of Steve Hoff, Pheasants and Lamb

Saturday, June 11th, 2005

  • Heritage Rossco’s Barossa Shiraz 2002
  • Heritage Barossa Shiraz 2002
  • Heritage Barossa Cabernet 2002
  • Saltrams Bin 52 Burgundy 1969
Pétanque and an old Saltram

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

  • Saltram 'Bin 52' Burgundy 1969
A Sunny May Day with White Wines

Friday, May 27th, 2005

  • Pol Roger N.V.
  • Eden Valley Wines Eden Valley Riesling 2003
  • Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 1999 (Dr Loosen)
  • Crawford River Riesling 2004
An Evening with Duck and Good Wine

Friday, May 13th, 2005

  • Seppelt DP 116 Amontillado
  • Salitage Pemberton Cabernet Blend 1999
  • Torre Di Ceparano (Farroria Zerbina) 1996
  • Heritage Tokay
Garagistes in the Barossa and an Old Favourite

Monday, 9th May, 2005

  • Radford Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2004
  • Para Creek Barossa Shiraz Cabernet 1999
  • Diggers Bluff Watchdog Barossa Valley Cabernet Shiraz 1998
  • Veritas Christa Rolf Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache 2003
A Happy Autumn Evening with Good Wines

Tuesday, 19th April, 2005

  • Brown Bros King Valley Rhine Riesling 1994
  • Riesling 2003 (Pichler)
  • St John’s Road Eden Valley Riesling 2004
  • Saint Veran ‘Clos A La Cote’ 2001 (Domaine Cordier)
  • Binder Shiraz
Now, This Wine Drinks Well, Night After Night

Monday, 18th April, 2005

  • Teusner Wines 'Riebke' Shiraz 2004
Another Great 2002

Friday, 1st April, 2005

  • 2002 Yalumba Barossa Shiraz
A Big Easter Get Together

Sunday, 27th March, 2005

  • Ashton Hills Salmon Brut
  • Trevor Jones Eden Valley Riesling 2004
  • Langmeil Barossa ‘The Fifth Wave’ Grenache 2001
  • St Hallett ‘Faith’ Shiraz 1998
  • Richmond Grove Coonawarra Cabernet 1998
An Italian and a New Shining Light from the Canberra District

Thursday, 10th March 2005

  • Riparossa Dino Illuminati D’Abruzzo
  • Ravensworth Shiraz 2003
Did They Crush the Can in Japan?

Thursday, 3rd March 2005

  • Barokes Bin 121 Cabernet Shiraz
A Feast of Seppelts and St. Peters Mushrooms

Monday,28th February, 2005

  • Seppelts Grampians St. Peters Shiraz 2003
  • Seppelts Benno Bendigo-Heathcote Shiraz 2003
A Quite Evening Looking at Under $10.00 Reds

Friday, 4th February, 2005

  • Orlando Jacobs Shiraz Cabernet 2002
  • Hardys Insignia Cabernet Shiraz 2002
  • Yalumba Galway Shiraz 2002
  • Jacobs Creek Shiraz 2002 & Shiraz Cabernet 2002
A Grand Dinner Party, Thursday Evening in the Barossa

Thursday, 3rd February, 2005

  • Domaine Day Wines
  • Campofiorin (Masi) 2001
  • Voss Shiraz Napa Valley 1998
  • Seppelts St Peters Shiraz 2001
A Brilliant Red from New Zealand

Saturday, 29th January, 2005

  • Babich ‘Patriach’ Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
A Happy Birthday at Vintners a Barossa Restaurant

Tuesday, 25th January, 2005

  • Pikes Clare Riesling 2004
  • Teusner Barossa ‘Joshua’ 2003
  • Torbreck Barossa ‘Descendant’ 1999
  • Epicuro Primitivo 2001
  • Epicuro Salice Salentino Reserve 1999
  • Seppelts D.P.90 Tawny Port
A Good Cheap Champagne, Vouvray and Reds From D’Arenberg

Saturday, 15th January, 2005

  • Pol Gesner Champagne NV
  • Marc Bredif and his Vouvray
  • D’Arenberg ‘The Custodian’ Grenache 2002
WHAT WE DRANK LAST NIGHT ARCHIVE 2004
Fine Fino’s Called Manzanilla’s

Friday, 31st December, 2004

  • La Goya Manzanilla
  • La Gitana Manzanilla
Scrooge Arrives in Tanunda

Tuesday, 21st December, 2004

  • Yalumba Riesling 2004
  • Peter Lehmann Riesling 2004
  • Clancys 2002
  • Lindemans Reserve Cabernet 2002
New Zealand, Young and Barossa do Battle

Thursday, 9th December, 2004

  • Mitchells Watervale Riesling 2003
  • Salomon Gruner Veltliner 2002
  • Teusner Wines Joshua Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2003
  • Western Ridge Shiraz Cabernat Greanche 2002
  • Trevor Jones Barossa Shiraz 2000
  • Babich Winemakers Reserve Pinot Noir 2003
  • Chalkers Crossing Cabernet 2002
A Beautiful Spring Evening

Saturday, October 30th, 2004

  • Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett 2002 (Dr. Loosen)
  • Gilligan Shiraz Grenache Mouvedre
  • Veritas ‘Heinrich’ Shiraz Mataro Grenache Barossa 2002
  • Wendouree Cabernet Malbec 1989
  • Chambertin 2001 (Domaine Armand Rousseau)
A Quiet Evening in the Barossa

Sunday, October 24th, 2004

  • Domaine Paul Blanck Gewurztraminer 2002
  • Domaine Paul Blanck Pinot Gris 2002
  • Trevor Jones Eden Valley Riesling 2003
  • Dolium Malbec Reserva 2002
A Great Day to be a Wine Merchant

Wednesday, October 20th, 2004

  • Riesling 2002 (Leon Beyer)
  • Richmond Grove Chardonnay 2003
  • Wolf Blass Black Label Barossa Cabernet 1998
  • Chateau Canon 1982
Wines We Have Drunk That You Need to Know About

Thursday, 14th October, 2004

  • Grant Burge Barossa Vines Riesling 2004
  • Grant Burge Barossa Vines Semillon 2003
  • Seppelts Victorian Chardonnay 2003
  • Rosemount Shiraz 2003
  • Rosemount Traditional 2002
  • Seppelt DP63 Rutherglen Grand Muscat
Notes on Four Whites

Thursday, 14th October, 2004

  • Clifford Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004
  • Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004
  • Scharzhof Riesling 2003 (Egon Muller)
  • Lindemans Padthaway Botrytis Riesling 1985
An Evening with GLUG Contributor, Chris Shanahan, Wine Journalist.

Tuesday, 12th October, 2004

  • Chablis Premier Cru ‘Chapelot’ 2001 (Domaine Francoise Raveneau)
  • Peter Lehmann Eden Valley Riesling 2004
  • The Long Flat Wine Company Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2004
  • The Long Flat Wine Company Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2004
  • Echezeaux 1997 (Champy Pere and Co.)
Dinner With Garagiste, Colin Forbes

Saturday, 9th October, 2004

  • Gruner Veltliner
  • Poverty Hill Eden Valley Riesling 2001
  • Poverty Hill Eden Valley Shiraz 2002
  • Poverty Hill Eden Valley Cabernet 2002
  • Amarone della Valpolicella 1999 (Caterina Zardini)
  • Rossetto Very Old Tawny
  • Hardys Oomoo Shiraz 2002
Semillon and the Barossa Valley

1st October, 2004

  • The Beak Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2002
  • ‘Les Terrasses’ Priorat 2002 (Alvare Palacies)
  • Teusner Barossa Valley ‘Joshua’ 2004
  • St Hallet ‘Old Block’ Shiraz 1996
Tasting wine for Glug

29th September, 2004

  • J.J.Hahn 1914 Barossa Shiraz 2002
  • J.J.Hahn 1928 Barossa Shiraz 2002
  • J.J.Hahn Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
A delicate and delicious Moselle

25th September, 2004

  • Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Referts’ 2002 (Etienne Sauzet)
  • Mazis-Chambertin 2001 (Faively)
  • Magpie Estate ‘Gomersal’ Grenache 2002
  • Seppelts Great Western Vineyards Reserve Shiraz 1997
  • Seppelts Great Western St Peters Shiraz 1999
  • Balthazar Barossa Valley Shiraz 2001 and 2002
  • Hardys Oomoo Shiraz 2002
2002 Reds at around $10 a bottle

19th September, 2004

  • Peter Lehmann Clancys Barossa Red Blend 2002
A Most Interesting Evening

Evening of 12th September, 2004

  • Peter Lehmann Reserve Eden Valley Riesling 2000
  • Domaine Raspail-Ay 1999 (Dominique Ay)
  • Veritas 'Heinrich' Barossa Valley Shiraz Mataro Grenache 2002
  • Garretson Syrah Roset Vineyard Paso Robles 2001
  • Seppelts Great Western St Peters Shiraz 1999
  • Balthazar Barossa Valley Shiraz 2001 and 2002
  • Chateau Reynella McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
A Surprise from Eden Valley

10th September, 2004

  • Peter Lehmann Reserve Eden Valley Riesling 1998
It was a Big Night in Downtown Tanunda

9th September, 2004

  • Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Referts’ 2002 (Etienne Sauzet)
  • Mazis-Chambertin 2001 (Faively)
  • Magpie Estate ‘Gomersal’ Grenache 2002
  • Seppelts Great Western Vineyards Reserve Shiraz 1997
  • Seppelts Great Western St Peters Shiraz 1999
  • Balthazar Barossa Valley Shiraz 2001 and 2002
  • Hardys Oomoo Shiraz 2002


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