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Sydney Grapevine
IT NEVER fails to amaze me when journalists and writers openly admit their ignorance in an article. Yet early reviews of the Marsden Hotel in Burwood were peppered with comments such as – “Why Burwood?” and “A bit of a left field choice”. Thankfully,
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Is updated in each issue of The Wine & Spirit Insider. Some wines may - if they are still available - remain in the next issue’s Best Value Wines listing. Others will sell out, or be replaced by higher-rated wines. The Wine & Spirit Insider’s Best Va
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Adelaide Grapevine
FOR nearly 20 years the Apothecary 1878 has remained a somewhat secretive oasis in the darkest depths of Hindley Street, winning many awards for its extraordinary wine lists curated by its remarkable owner-manager Paola Coro. While these have perhaps
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Contact Details
☎ Ekhidna Wines (McLaren Vale Wines Pty Ltd) Phone: 0499 002 633 Email: sales@ekhidnawines.com.au Web: www.ekhidnawines.com.au Haselgrove Wines Pty Ltd Phone: 08 8323 8706 Email: cforel@haselgrove.com.au Web: www.haselgrove.com.au Jericho Wines Phone
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Wine Investment & Collecting
WHAT’S IT WORTH? WINESTATE’S AUCTION PRICE GUIDE Prices listed are exceptional auction highs and do not include buyer’s premium. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TRANSTHERM Cellaring Your Fine Wines in Perfect Conditions Premium Pinot Noir 1990 $75 1991 $90 1992
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Schnapps To It
SOMEONE gave me a bottle of butterscotch schnapps for Christmas. To be honest, it took me a couple of months to open it as I don’t have a sweet tooth. A friend spotted the Wildbrumby label in my drinks collection and said – “You know, this is really
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Western Australia
MARGARET River has a totally different dining experience with the opening of Meelup Farmhouse - a country garden restaurant accessed by timber archways. The new eatery features brunches and all-day grazing along with cocktails and a range of seating
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Best Of The West
2 TASTED 2 AWARDED Two solid examples of Western Australian sparklings. Howard Park Petit Jete Western Australia Sparkling Chardonnay NV Lovely brioche-like complexity to the nose with creamy fruit driven flavours. Crisp and youthful. $32 Plantagenet
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New South Wales
THE Byng Street Boutique Hotel is a new accommodation experience located in the heart of Orange’s heritage precinct - the ideal central location to enjoy everything the Central Western New South Wales town has to offer. With an impressive juxtapositi
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Wines Of Nsw
4 TASTED 4 AWARDED A strong result with an overall good display of fruit character and a couple of aged beauties! Coppabella Cuvée Prestige Tumbarumba Sparkling Chardonnay NV Delightfully “old world” powerful and mature bouquet with a very flavoursom
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Yarra Valley, Southern Victoria And Tasmania
WHILE the Yarra Valley is home to several glitzy cellar doors like Oakridge, De Bortoli, Yering Station and TarraWarra, there are also some boutique discoveries to be made. At Seville's Payne's Rise the cellar door is in the original 1860s homestead
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SOUTHERN VICTORIA & TASMANIA
2 TASTED 2 AWARDED A couple of aged versions but still showing great vibrancy. Well done! Yarravale Reserve Yarra Valley Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot 2008 A complex sparkling with attractive aged characters, aromas of figs and brioche and a creamy pala
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MCLAREN VALE, LANGHORNE CREEK, FLEURIEU & SURROUNDS
TAKE a leading boutique wine producer; add a craft distiller and distillery and a gourmet pizza producer and you have the newest drawcard in McLaren Vale. Adelaide distillers Never Never Distilling Co. have opened their distillery door as part of the
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Editorial
At the time of writing, in the last days of March, the only issue in our world is the Covid-19 virus and the unprecedented responses we are going through from both a health and a financial point of view. It is difficult to know what to say to those w
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McLAREN VALE
2 TASTED 2 AWARDED A good example of a sparkling white and a great example of a sparkling red. Ekhidna McLaren Vale Sparkling Shiraz NV Intense savoury plum nose; true to the variety with nicely developed sweet and sour fruit flavours with the residu
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Briefs
AUSTRALIAN vintage 2020 has been one of the most challenging in recent memory. Bush fires across four states and the ACT have taken their toll with many producers choosing not to make wine after concerns about the effect of smoke taint on grapes. Hig
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FLEURIEU & KANGAROO ISLAND
1 TASTED 1 AWARDED One youthful example showing good acid/sugar balance. Bay of Shoals Traditional Method Kangaroo Island Cuvee Chardonnay 2016 Estery floral/citrus bouquet with nice flavour profile and good mousse. $30 9 TASTED 6 AWARDED A group of
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A Tainted Future? Or Just Smoke And Mirrors?
THIS past vintage will be remembered for a long time. On-going drought, raging fires, smoke taint and finally the damage done to business by the Coronavirus have all created an anus horribilis. Not many regions escaped either the direct impact of fir
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North Island
SEVERAL New Zealand farmers have moved into the tourism industry by providing accommodation in private glamping sites. Richie Clark of Manutuke, near Gisborne, is one of those hospitable landowners, a member of the Canopy Camping Estates portfolio. C
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Philadelphia Redux - Best Eating City On The East Coast
PHILADELPHIA is less than two hours by train from New York, bypassing the traffic snarls of getting to JFK airport and the need to get there hours before your flight takes off. There's no better time to visit the City of Brotherly Love, which is temp
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NORTH ISLAND Wairarapa, Gisborne, Auckland & Northland
Michael Cooper Winestate’s New Zealand editor is author of the internationally acclaimed Wine Atlas of New Zealand and the annual New Zealand Wines: Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide. In the 2004 New Year Honours, Michael was appointed an Officer of the
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Diversification Is Key
IT DID not take long for Graeme Yukich, emerging star of the WA wine industry, to realise there was more money to be made from coffee than wine. The 57-year-old chartered accountant runs a family operation with a range of interests including coffee,
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Michael Cooper Recent Releases
Central Otago’s scented, supple pinot noirs and white wines from Waipara, in North Canterbury, shone in the latest batch of New Zealand Recent Releases. Fans of organic wine will find rich pickings, as several of the top wines have certified organic
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Hong Kong Grapevine
DESPITE the clear downturn of Hong Kong’s restaurant and bar scene at the beginning of this year, the city’s folk are known for their resilience and green shoots are appearing to mark the changing of the seasons. Just in from the team behind trendy t
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New Releases
A great example of the consistency across the board with these new release wines, with even the marginal wines not making the cut due to small issues rather than major ones. To have 210 wines awarded is a great testimony to the winemakers. Jewel in t
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Melbourne Grapevine
WHAT do you do when the restaurant’s bricks-and-mortar aren’t ready but the chef, his team and the front-of-house staff are? Create a pop-up to start warming up, is what. The Capitol Grand, an exclusive apartment development on South Yarra’s Chapel S
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Sydney Grapevine
THINGS change fast in Stanley Street, Darlinghurst, even in the same building. Over the past few years, four restaurants have filled the two-storey terrace at number 77 in the city-fringe eat street - Johnny Fontane, Rabbit Hole, Wood and Smoke Bar a
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CENTRAL & WESTERN VICTORIA
LONG lunches at Passing Clouds winery in the Macedon Ranges have become so popular that the country chic meals in the atmospheric Dining Room are now being served five days a week. The expansion is a tribute to the work owners Cameron and Marion Leit
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Grüner Veltliner
The Pawn Wine The Austrian Attack Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner 2019 Delicate aromas of apples and quinces with a touch of spice. Velvety smooth in the mouth with lively citrus flavours. $26 Wangolina Mount Benson Limestone Coast Grüner Veltliner 2
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