Category Archives: German Wine

You never know where and when you’ll meet another wine tragic.  It turns out the owner of a local Vietnamese restaurant is one.  Now when I eat there, we generally chat about what wines we’ve each drunk or purchased recently, and other nerdy/boring … Continue reading

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I recently held an event for one of my wine-tasting groups.  The event was called “Italian Immigrants” and was a look at how Italian grape varieties are settling in to their new home in Australia.  The varieties focussed on were … 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 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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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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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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A couple of friends who live abroad – usually in Burgundy but sometimes in China, USA, or just about anywhere his work wants to send him - were recently in Sydney, so what a great excuse for a group of us to get … 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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