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13th June, 2017

2017 Halliday Guide

Finally bought in a 2017 Halliday guide, the bible for Australian wines. It is an amazing publication with lists of vineyards, wines and huge amounts of information on current vintage releases. Ratings are given to vineyards and the wines produced in them. There are some exceptions where some producers choose...

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13th June, 2017

Mollydooker Wines

We have finally acquired a limited supply of Mollydooker wines for the business and even though the two vintages are relatively young, they are drinking absolutely superbly. We tried to get some Enchanted Path as well as The Boxer and Blue Eyed Boy, but it was unavailable. I tried The...

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15th April, 2017

Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Shiraz

I just love the name and the wine is excellent. Good body, nice fruit with some pepperiness. Ideal with roast meats and most other meat dishes. Tremendous value wine . I also like the fact that it comes in a very heavy sturdy bottle. Good wines should be in good bottles...

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20th March, 2017

UK Budget Increases

Another budget, another increase on duty across the board. Every year duty on wines and spirits is increased in line with inflation and this feeds through into retail prices. However many people are unaware how much duty is actually paid on most wines, and the effect this has on pricing...

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17th March, 2017

Deakin Estates

We get asked all the time about how we choose wines for the business. Normally we insist on tasting everything which goes into the shop or online. There are a few exceptions to this where we know the vineyard or even the winemaker, but in the vast majority of cases...

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4th February, 2017

Claymore Nirvana, Elizabeth Cellar Aged Semillion Hunter Valley

This weeks sampling consisted of a white and a red from very different producers. The red was a Reserve Shiraz called Nirvana from Claymore Wines. I took this home because I had enjoyed their Dark Side of the Moon so much. What a difference, this was a very full bodied...

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