That Little Wine Bar is an unassuming but delightful little place in Jalan Chow Thye in George Town, just off the relentless rush of the main road. Every Thursday evening they have a wine tasting soiree of three wines selected by James the sommelier, accompanied by some lovely nibbles. The blurb said ‘come and join […]
On the home page of the Freycinet Vineyard website I read this statement; Absolute dedication – no compromise. Inspired by the tremendous opportunities of the East Coast of Tasmania, Geoff and Susan Bull cleared the site in 1978, planted the first vines in 1979 and established the first commercial winery on the East Coast. They […]
Colour – deep red/brick/crimson. Nose – soft, spicy, blackcurrant and plum. Palate – medium to full bodied, silky with blackcurrant and grippy tannins still present. A longish finish with some cassis, plum and spice.
Another wine kindly offered for me to taste by Stuart Robinson of Cellarmasters. This is a multi trophy and gold medal winner. Coal River is in the next valley north of the Derwent River valley and just a short drive from Hobart. For those wine collectors that consider origin, it is becoming apparent that the […]
Kindly offered for me to taste by Cellar Masters, many thanks to Stuart Robinson of Cellarmasters. This wine won Gold at the Barossa Valley Wine Show in 2014 and was Cellarmasters Red Wine of the Year in 2014; it retails online at Cellarmasters at under $20. Colour is deep dark red with purple edge. Nose […]
Tasted 19/01/2015 for no other reason that it is now 10 years old and I’m terrified of losing one. Six trophies and 18 gold medals seems like gorging, but it has earned every single one of them. This may be 10 years old but it could have been made yesterday; I have no idea how […]
This chateau has been producing champagne since 1929. We tasted this on NYE 2014. Colour is pale straw with a vibrant bead. Nose has bright citrus, yeast and light bread aromas. alate is explosive as the bead/bubbles explode on the palate like turning on a hose in the mouth. Tastes of grapefruit, bread and yeast as […]
Tasted 17/12/2014 for our wedding anniversary dinner; well, you need an excuse, and we found one. We had it with a simple Weber-cooked whole piece of mesquite smoked rump steak, asparagus, corn and roasted tomatoes; in truth what we had in fridge at the time. It actually worked quite well with the simple meal. In […]