Category Archives: Hunter Valley

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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My wife and I shared a beautiful lunch at Margan in the Hunter Valley. Beautiful in a number of ways – my company of course, plus the food and the scenery. We enjoyed an outdoor table – right out on … Continue reading

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My passion for wine has led me over the years to chase down old and rare wines, and I’ve been lucky enough to try some old treasures that I’ve either found myself or my friends have shared with me.  I guess … Continue reading

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My parents have sold up and are leaving my childhood home.  It will no doubt be promptly bulldozed to make way for another Greenwich mansion.  They have brought round some personal items from my childhood, such as my high-school report … Continue reading

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I’m aware that my blog posts may give the impression that I’m obsessed with Italian wines and Italian grape varieties in Australia.  That’s partly true, but I can assure you that we still drink plenty of the more traditional Aussie … Continue reading

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One of my wine tasting groups recently held a semillon tasting.  Semillon is an unheralded grape variety, finding its main fame as a key grape (typically the dominant grape) in the sweet wines of Sauternes in France.  As a dry wine, … Continue reading

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A few of us gathered recently to taste our way through some of the best Hunter Shiraz from the recent 2009 vintage.  There will always be arguments that we should have included such-and-such a wine, but I think we pulled … 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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I remember as an 18 year old visiting the Hunter Valley with a group of friends.  Although only recently of legal drinking age, I was already on my way to becoming a wine lover, having enjoyed the odd glass of … Continue reading

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My passion for wine has lead me over the years to chase down old and rare wines, and I’ve been lucky enough to try some old treasures that I’ve either found myself or my friends have shared with me.  I guess … Continue reading

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