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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.

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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 […]

A very nice evening at Bistrode recently. Food pictures follow the tasting notes. de Sousa CuvĂ©e des Caudalies Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs NV Disgorged 03/07/07. A vigorous, fine bead. Nutty, earthy and some marmalade characters on the nose. Very dry palate, a touch oxidative, but very interesting. 88/100 Christian Moreau Les Clos Grand Cru […]

Wines from a dinnner at Paradoxe in Crows Nest. 4 courses and bread/sides/corkage were only $49 but the dishes were woefully inconsistent. My beef main course was good but overall quite disappointing. Pol Roger Brut 1998 Good bead. Bready nose with a touch of yeast and lime. Nice palate, approachable with some restrained acid. Tasty […]