Category Archives: Chardonnay

Our wine group recently enjoyed a private and very enjoyable tasting of back-vintages at Lakes Folly in the Hunter Valley.  Our group provided most of the wines, while Lakes Folly provided the venue (their fermentation room), a few more recent … Continue reading

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During the weekend celebrations of my friend’s 50th birthday, we enjoyed a visit with Michael Dhillon at Bindi winery, located in only a short drive from Kyneton where we were staying. It’s a relatively small operation.  Certainly, its excellent reputation … 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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A recent dinner featuring the wines of Billecart-Salmon provided a great opportunity to try some rare and expensive champagnes, as well as a few old favourites. Billecart-Salmon was founded in 1818 and is today one of the most recognised and … 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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For Christmas last year my wife and I gifted each other a meal at Berowra Waters Inn.  For various reasons (such as setting up the new business) we only got around to it recently.  Here are some pictures of the … 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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I attended a fantastic wine tasting recently, showcasing some of NZ’s very best wines across an array of styles.  It was superbly organised, with wines served in flights, ample food, and a great group of people.  There was lots of … Continue reading

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