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  1. Picardy Wines

    Picardy Wines

    We are absolutely delighted to be offering Picardy wines! Our Buyer & Sales Manager, Matt Wallace was the assistant winemaker there between 2000 and 2004. Picardy first made wine in 1996, becoming a pioneer of exceptional, cool climate Pinot Noir in Western Australia.

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  2. Dan’s Attempt at Another Food Blogger’s Beef Cheek Ragu!

    Dan’s Attempt at Another Food Blogger’s Beef Cheek Ragu!

    A bromance was formed around their love of food and wine, between Dan and Gavin from Another Food Blogger. Since finding their new connection they have been collaborating to create the perfect wine pairings. Last week Dan tested out the Beef Cheek Ragu, let’s see how he went.

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  3. Our Top Five Wines Under $25

    Our Top Five Wines Under $25

    Looking for wine under $25 but not sure what to get? We selected our top five under $25 and suggested when best to enjoy them!
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  4. Kate Laurie and Deviation Road - Champagne is never far away

    Kate Laurie and Deviation Road - Champagne is never far away

    A winters drive through the Adelaide Hills on a sunny afternoon is something that any Adelaide local should treat themselves to.

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  5. Kim Brebach

    Kim Brebach

    Who is Kim Brebach? Kim Brebach is also known as the Best Wines Under $20 Guy to those who subscribe to his weekly mailer. However, first and foremost, he’s a wine lover, an unashamed Riesling obsessive and champion of the belief that great wine doesn’t necessarily have to come with a great big price tag. 'Kim is an outspoken defender of truth, justice and value-for-money in wine, and I respect his opinions, his passions and his convictions' - Huon Hooke Kim's runs a website - Best Wines Under $20 - and sends out his Best Buys Weekly mailer to subscribers, finding the best deals from around the country at the best prices - a one stop weekly wine catalogue if you like. Kim prides himself on his independence, and his reviews reflect that: they're direct and forthright, so much so that some retailers have complained that they're 'brutal', and some wineries
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  6. Coriole 2013 Chenin Blanc and 2018 Piquepol

    Coriole 2013 Chenin Blanc and 2018 Piquepol

    We taste all the time and sometimes just for fun. Ali Kerr kindly brought in a 2013 Coriole Chenin Blanc and 2018 Piquepol from her recent trip to the cellar door in SA's McLaren Vale. The Piquepol pique'd everyone's interest.. light, bright, with plenty of complex green acidity and herbaceousness. It's almost a 'best of' of Chardonnay, Riesling and quality Sauv. Blanc. Our first thought was 'oysters' but sadly the instant food gods didn't deliver. (I swear we pay some sort of subscription fee?!) Alas, for a wine of the current drinking year, it showed bucket loads of promise. Who doesn't love a Chenin with a few years on it? Coming up to room temperature, this stuff is regal. It's clean and lingering, showing briny green apple skins, but also flinty stone fruits but unlike the sweeter versions found in WA's Swan Valley. Ali's

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  7. Staff Cellar Door Capers - Ali

    Staff Cellar Door Capers - Ali

    Often, there are just too many places to visit.

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  8. Staff Cellar Door Capers - Elspeth

    Staff Cellar Door Capers - Elspeth

    We often get asked for our favourite wineries and cellar doors to visit across SA.

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  9. Staff Cellar Door Capers - Daz

    Staff Cellar Door Capers - Daz

    We often get asked for our favourite wineries and cellar doors to visit across SA.

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  10. Red drinkers need to read this: Ageing Whites

    Red drinkers need to read this: Ageing Whites

    I’ve been a card-carrying member of the aged white cult my entire career. There’s not many of us but we’re there, lurking amongst the shadows at auctions snapping up aged rieslings and semillons well below what they’re worth or fumbling around in quit barrels at independent wine shops or bottloes attached to country pubs. What on Earth drives us? I can’t speak for my brothers and sisters in this bizarre cult except to tell my own story which thankfully started early in my career as a wine merchant in the United Kingdom. On this occasion, I was in Bordeaux for Vin Expo ’93, at the time the world’s biggest gathering of wine producers showing their wares to would be buyers. On the second night, my desperate posse descended on a restaurant at 10pm and I was sent away to the wine shop to nd something “interesting, white, not too expensive but make sure it’s the best thing since...” Yeah, okay, we’ve all had that brief before!

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  11. Bocanariz - Santiago, Chile's Most Awarded Wine Bar

    Bocanariz - Santiago, Chile's Most Awarded Wine Bar

    Santiago, Chile. It's exciting, textural and mysteriously sexy. Distinctly European, with heavy Northern American influence, it's one of those big cities that can be compacted into a CBD with a number of different and interesting 'barrios' or neighbourhoods.

    Barrio Italia spawns off 'Avenida Italia' (Italy Avenue), where one can find designer furniture shops, craft and garden stores and cheeky boutiques with architecture to match - for example. Around the corner from Santiago's ritzy 'The Singular' hotel and the Centre for Contemporary Art, you'll find artists and jewellers sporting their wares and a smattering of people looking for somewhere to satisfy their desires. Our destination was Bocanariz, Santiago's most awarded wine bar. [caption id="attachment_1913" align="aligncenter" width="499"] Barrio La
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  12. Bazzani's Utopia - Warrenmang Vineyard and Resort

    Bazzani's Utopia - Warrenmang Vineyard and Resort

    In 1977, an Italian restaurateur and his Australian wife purchased a vineyard in the hopes of establishing an early retirement. Instead, they continued to build it into an impressive piece that the Victorian Tourism industry proudly hangs its hat on.

    Away in Ballarat for a week of work whilst my other half was adjudicating the famed South Street Eisteddfod, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get out and explore the Pyrenees wine region. With nearly thirty wineries in the vicinity of Avoca (approx. 1 hour from Ballarat), there are a handful that are considered authoritative stalwarts of the area; one of these is Warrenmang Vineyard & Resort. More than just a humble cellar door, Warrenmang boasts 60 year old vines, an award winning restaurant, conference centre, a plethora of accommodation options, tennis court and lets not forget, an impressive array of red and white wines all encompassed in this Victorian hideaway. Luigi Bazzani (OAM) and his wife
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