What we drank last night – Cooks Lot 2013 Chardonnay

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It’s been a year since I visited Orange and tonight we’re opening Cooks Lot 2013 Chardonnay which was one of the acquisitions from this trip. Orange wine makers talk about elevation as an important factor in grape growing and while it isn’t the only region in Australia that puts forward elevation as one of the elements of the ‘terroir’, it is … Read More

Elouise CalabriaWhat we drank last night – Cooks Lot 2013 Chardonnay

What we drank last night – Knappstein 2014 Riesling

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I chose tonight’s wine knowing what was on the dinner menu. Smoked salmon fish cakes were being served up so I picked a Riesling as this wine is generally higher in acidity which will cut nicely through the oiliness of the salmon. Riesling used to be my ‘go to wine’ as far as white wine is concerned, however over the … Read More

Elouise CalabriaWhat we drank last night – Knappstein 2014 Riesling

What we drank last night – Affleck 2013 Chardonnay

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A few months ago, I ventured out to Bywong.  Quaint part of the world where you can hear the gentle strum of the banjo…it feels fairly removed from Canberra but really only a half hour drive although with our 12 month old daughter protesting loudly in the backseat, it felt a lot longer!  As I gritted my teeth and drove … Read More

Elouise CalabriaWhat we drank last night – Affleck 2013 Chardonnay

Murrumbateman Moving Feast wrap up

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Elouise and I hosted our first Canberra wine tour this weekend and we were chuffed at the brilliant wines coming out of our patch, not to mention the hospitality!  Our dream has been about 10 years in the making, not due to procrastination but due to the fact that we were living just shy of 20,000km north of Canberra in … Read More

Elouise CalabriaMurrumbateman Moving Feast wrap up

What we’re drinking tonight

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Well, this sure as hell beats writing an essay I reckon.  Tonight, Elle and I are tucking into some Granitevale Estate goodness in the form of Greg Birch`s 2009 Shiraz.  I opened the bottle an hour or so ago but to be honest, it could do with a decanter just to let some oxygen work its magic.  Anyway, time is … Read More

Elouise CalabriaWhat we’re drinking tonight

What we’re drinking tonight

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We opened a bottle of McKellar Ridge 09 Merlot Cabernet Franc.  Merlot seemed to cop a backlash following the movie `Sideways` where the central character used to make jokes about this grape variety.  Great flic which I`ve watched over and over but never did get the joke made about merlot.  Anyhoo, Cab Franc finds its origins in Bordeaux which is … Read More

Elouise CalabriaWhat we’re drinking tonight