Category Archives: Burgundy

My good friend Neville recently turned 50 and invited people to join him in celebrating this milestone.  He lives in Keyneton VIC and so I dedicated the weekend to this important task.  Neville is a wine importer and enthusiastic collector, especially of any … Continue reading

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I look forward each year to my friend Chris celebrating his birthday, because he always does it in style.  This year he decided that we’d dine at the Bridge Room.  The executive chef is Ross Luster, who previously worked at Rockpool … Continue reading

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We recently celebrated a friend’s birthday with a wonderful dinner at Black by Ezard.  The restaurant is in The Star (Syndey’s casino) and it’s a very stylish setting (the restaurant, that is).  I didn’t know what to expect, but the … Continue reading

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I recently attended a Bastille Day dinner, held at Restaurant Arras and featuring a fantastic array of old and rare wines (stretching as far back as 1929!). This event was organised by my friend Shannon, who organises a few of these … Continue reading

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I enjoyed a recent dinner with friends, featuring a wonderful array of wines from Champagne (including the Krug 2000), to Burgundy, Australia, Spain, Bordeaux, and Austria. There were many great wines on the night, but the three that held my … Continue reading

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I’m planning a dinner later in the year and need to start working on a suitable menu.  The featured wines will be Burgundies (predominantly red, pinot noirs), which can be wonderful wines to match with food, but care must also … Continue reading

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My friend Cam recently turned 30 and was kind enough to share a range of wines, mostly from his birthyear 1981, with a group of keen winedrinkers.  Dinner was at Fix St James, in Sydney on Elizabeth St just near … Continue reading

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We recently attended a house-warming for friends of ours.  It’s a very nice new house, with an impressive cellar still being fitted out.  The evening was great fun, with a large and varied array of wines, some of which were superb.  … Continue reading

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Tim Kirk (winemaker at Clonakilla) was in town briefly last week and a few of the “Sydney wine mafia” (as he dubbed us on twitter) gathered for dinner with him at Buzo Trattoria on Friday night. I’m a great fan … Continue reading

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Last night I shared dinner with a few friends at a local Italian restaurant, Lemoncello in West Pennant Hills.  We shared a mix of entrees and pasta, and then had our own mains – eye fillet cooked rare for me.  The … Continue reading

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