Category Archives: Clare Valley

Every year, a small selection of Australia’s wine geek community get all excited about the latest releases from Wendouree.  The release is exclusively to their mailing list, so if you are not on it you have to beg, steal, or … Continue reading

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Following our exploration of riesling, we hardly needed more wine, but nonetheless some reds were opened. A couple of reds from the unheralded 1997 South Australian vintage were tasted: the Penfolds RWT Barossa Shiraz (its inaugural release) and the legendary … Continue reading

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 I recently attended a huge riesling tasting, featuring lots of great Aussie wines, and also rieslings from around the world – including Germany of course, New Zealand, and US.  Below is a picture of the full lineup, which is prohibitively … 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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We were celebrating a couple of birthdays, so opened a few wines to go with a very casual BBQ.  The wines were… Schloss Lieser Braunenberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett 2008 (Mosel):  The winemaker of Schloss Lieser is Thomas Haag, the son … Continue reading

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