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A very nice evening at Bistrode recently. Food pictures follow the tasting notes. de Sousa Cuvée 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 […]

Some wines from a dinner at Perama in Petersham – Pol Roger NV (disgorged 2005) – Citrus, touch of yeast with honey and nutty aromas. Good balance to the palate, there is some richness that is well balanced by the acid. I really like Pol with a couple of years bottle age and this was […]

A wonderful dinner on Saturday night at Tetsuya’s in Sydney with my family. Food, service and atmosphere were impossible to fault even though my expectations were sky high after such a wonderful experience on my first/last visit last year. The menu was only changed very slightly from my last visit in May last year, but […]

A group of food and wine lovers from blogs and from the wider community have gathered together again this year to offer a Menu for Hope. This year they are raising money for the United Nations World Food Programme. For every $10 (USD) donated before the 22nd of December, you receive one ticket in a […]

I don’t think I will ever meet as generous a group of people as those that I have met through my brief love of wine. This was the third and last of these dinners (first, second) for 2006 where each person brings something special to the best of their ability. Some amazing wines were brought […]

It has been a while since I’ve had a look through the always interesting records of searches used to find this site. Here are some that I have spotted over the last month or so. cost of a nose reduction australia poetry about how people would like to be treated what if australia was french […]

A 375ml bottle opened for my birthday recently. Disgorged in July/August 2004. Displays a very fine bead with a small but persistent mousse. The nose is fresh and at the same time complex – mushroom, lemon zest, pear and peach, fresh wholemeal bread and marzipan. The palate has a lively, refreshing and creamy mouthfeel with […]

There has been some news recently about two $2AUD ($1.50USD) cleanskin wines being offered by Dan Murphy’s, who are owned by a major supermarket chain here in Australia. I decided to see what a $2 wine tastes like and to put it into a blind test against another wine. My girlfriend poured the $2 wine […]

Following on from the previous post about interesting search terms, I’ve been seeing some other strange/interesting ones appear lately.Some selected odd ones over the past month or so; anthony bourdain gay? – Thanks to Ed saying that this was the most interesting search term that he received in a comment on the previous post, now […]