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Dots and Bubbles with the Trait-d-union

It was with great excitement that I was able attend this fascinating event with the 6 houses that comprise the Trait-d-union Champagne group and their Australian importers. The Sydney tasting was held at Utopia Art and had a theme that examined the common “sense of place” that exists both with indigenous Australians and these producers […]

Domaine Huet wines

I went to this tasting late last year and was so pleased to get the chance to try the wines as well as hear from the current Domaine Huet Jean-Bernard Berthomé and president Sarah Hwang. I found them both to be really passionate and proud to present the wines to the gathered trade and would […]

This dinner was organised by Shannon from Rare Wine Dinners, with the focus this time on German Riesling plus White and Red Rioja. The event was held at Rise in Sydney, a small Japanese Restaurant that did a good job with the demands of serving this much wine to a full restaurant over the course […]

A long overdue site makeover has been implemented. There are still some features to be added (like external links and a new photography gallery) but the outline is now in place. Some old posts may look strange but I’ll try to fix them as I notice them!


A quick photo from a visit to one of my favourite vineyards, Corton-Charlemagne in between Aloxe-Corton and Pernand-Verglesses.

Word Cloud

Generated via Wordle. 3500 of my tasting notes used as the base, with common words like “the”, “of”, “and” removed.

2003 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Herrenweg de Turckheim Toast, mango and nutty aromas. Good richness and length to the palate. Drink over the next couple of years based on this bottle. 91/100 Bouchard Meursault Perrieres 1er cru 2002 Acacia, butter, lemon and a touch of smoke on the nose. Lovely richness on the palate with exceptional length. […]

Some wines consumed at a friend’s birthday; 1981 Louis Roederer Cristal Vigorous bead. Honey, nutty, quince and oxidative notes on the nose. Just enough acid to give the palate some life but there isn’t a great deal of complexity. This bottle would have been better when it was fresher but it was still enjoyable. 89/100 […]

The Australian wine trade has come together with some amazing generosity to put together a raffle to raise funds for the Australian Red Cross to use in assisting the people affected by the bushfires in Victoria over the past couple of weeks. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by following the link below […]

1998 Vilmart Champagne Cuvee Creation Light citrus and grassy aromas. Fresh, delicate palate with a touch of fruit sweetness. Good balance and drinking nicely now. 91/100 N.V. Krug Champagne Brut- Disgorged 29/08/89 Mid gold colour. Vigorous bead. Woody, nutty nose with some mushroom and earth. Palate is okay, a touch wooden and disjointed. Drinkable, but […]