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New Keller Von Der Fels 2016


If I had to choose one wine to show how great dry German riesling can be I would choose a Keller riesling. Those wines are the German montrachets. JANCIS ROBINSON MW

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Ravensworth New Releases 2017


Bryan Martin, a man of many talents. Having assisted Tim Kirk at Clonakilla since 2004, written a food and wine column in the Canberra Times for 10 years, Martin launched his Ravensworth label in 2010.

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

German Rizza 2015 There is more


The Rieslings are medium to full-bodied, intense and ripe in their fruit flavors. With that being said, they are also phenomenally precise, straightly mineral and structured by a pronounced, though ripe acidity that is focussed like a laser beam. STEPHAN REINHARDT, The Wine Advocate

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Spanish Fiesta Essendon 2017


This tasting focuses the spotlight on a very exciting wine region in the Atlantic North Western Corner of Spain. One very good Albarino to get things started and then a regional tour via Mencia. This indigenous grape variety is on the cusp of wide spread popularity with good examples showing a  great balance, delicate complexity and freshness. If you like Pinot Noir or Nebbiolo you need to have a serious look at Mencia. ALEX WILCOX  

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

Spanish Fiesta SYDNEY 2017


For this week's Free Saturday In-Store tasting, we invite you to our Spanish Fiesta! This year we have included brilliant Flor Power from Equipo Navazos, textural Verdejo and bright Viura, a couple of exciting and ethereal Mencia's, juicy Tempranillo from La Rioja and earthy Grenache from Sierra del Gredo. To finish our Fiesta, we will be showing the new Lola and Vera Gin from Santamania.

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Two Stars of Italy – Etna to the Alps


The thing about the Italian wine landscape is its remarkable diversity. In a relatively small land area, growing conditions, as well as the vineyards and varieties they support, cover a gamut that no other country on the planet can match.

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Castro Martin Goes Raw Wine of the Week


Castro Martin Albarino, one of our favourite Albarino producers has had new life breathed into it! The story goes Scott Wasley, pioneer Australian Spanish wine importer has been tasting this wine unfiltered from tank for over a decade.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

It’s Only Natural


There's been a lot of talk of Natural Wines in the last few years. For this Saturday's Free in-store tasting, we have invited three of the most talked about producers within the Natural Wine Category.

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Rose and Sausages Tasting Essendon 2017


Rose and Sausages Tasting Essendon 2017

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

Ogier New Releases 2017


Ogier New Releases 2017

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

Annual Rose Tasting 2017 SYDNEY


This Saturday we have the pleasure of inviting you to our annual Rose + Sausages event. In its third year, this is one of our favourite events of the year and as we look at this season new release Rose’s, we eat sausages and listen to Billie Holiday. We will have close to thirty different wines open to taste, including some of our Australian favourites alongside the European classics from France, Spain and Italy. Please join us in-store 12-3 but as always, please come early to avoid disappointment.

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Prosecco Party 2017


Prosecco is booming, there is a worldwide shortage. Increasing quality from better grape growing and attention to detail has thrust this very affordable wine style into the popular market. A fantastic ‘anytime’ style of sparkling wine made from the Italian varietal Glera.

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

COS New Releases 2017


COS is an acronym from the initials of the family names of the original three owners of this estate, founded in 1980: (Giambattista) Cilia, (Giusto) Occhipinti and (Cirino) Strano.

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Annual Rose Tasting 2017


Spring is here and that means one thing here at PWS HQ, it's time for our Rose tasting again. This is one of our favourite tastings of the year and is now a firm part of our annual tasting schedule.

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Great Southern MINI Expo SYDNEY


The Great Southern is one of the most picturesque wine regions in Australia, proudly nestled in among magisterial Jarrah and Karri trees.

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Ogier New Releases Essendon 2017


Ogier New Releases Essendon 2017

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Annual Sparkling Shiraz Tasting Plus Others 2017


We all love the festive season. Loads to eat, parties to attend, friends to see, BBQs, Beaches and of course Bubbly Black. Seriously what festive celebration or Christmas lunch is complete without a bottle or four of your favourite Sparkling Shiraz?

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

The 2017 Chard Off


Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Chard, Chard, Chard! I think we can now all safely say that Australian Chardonnay is currently in a golden era and that we have never seen more great examples on the shelves, wine lists and in people’s fridges than we do today.

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

The Annual Pinot Under $50 Challenge 2017


While Pinot Noir is among the greatest (I would argue THE greatest) varieties with which to make serious wine it is also, unfortunately, one of the most difficult to grow and susceptible to every viticultural problem and yields need to be kept very low to produce something of quality. Because of these issues finding a great bottle for a reasonable price is not easy. Every year we like to put together a tasting of some of the best under $50 examples we have tasted, wines that punch above their weight.

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Premium Bordeaux Half Bottle Offer


Premium Bordeaux Half Bottle Offer - Mature half bottles direct from the estates

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

A trip up the Loire


A trip up the Loire

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

French Spring Arrivals Essendon


French Spring Arrivals Essendon

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

New Burgundy Arrivals for Summer


You Are So Going To Want Them! My extensive tastings of this vintage from barrel and tank during late autumn made it clear that this will be one of the half-dozen top vintages for red Burgundy of the past generation. STEPHEN TANZER

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Annual Champagne Offer 2017


Welcome to our Annual Champagne offer for 2017. This offer remains the most comprehensive and best way to buy Champagne in Australia with over 100 wines available at the best prices in the country.  

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Heritiers du comtes Lafon 2015 Release


Producer of some of the world's best white wines, owner Dominique Lafon remains ambitious, with ventures in Mâcon and Oregon. STEPHEN BROOK, Decanter Magazine

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Fletcher New Releases 2017


Talented Australian winemaker Dave Fletcher....one of the leading producers of Barbaresco ANDREW JEFFORD

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Canberra District Mini Expo Sydney 2017


Canberra District encompasses not only vines grown in ACT but also a large proportion are grown in NSW. As a matter of fact, the bulk of the vines are planted in New South Wales in the areas of Murrumbateman, Bungendore, Yass, Gundaroo, Collector, Sutton, Wamboin and Lake George. The reason for this comes down to pre-Federation policies which limit all land in the ACT to 99-year Crown leases rather than freehold ownership.

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Chateau d’Yquem 2015 and More Offer


Readers who can find the 2015 should not hesitate, as it is truly magnificent! ANTONIO GALLONI!

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Paradise IV and Ruggabellus New Releases


Paradise IV and Ruggabellus New Releases

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Unico Zelo – New Kids on the Block


Unico Zelo - New Kids on the Block

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Jane Eyre Fleurie 2016 First Release


I like her style of wine. Is there is soupcon of the New World here? Well, if there is then she cherry-picks the best bits and infuses them with Burgundy. NEAL MARTIN, The Wine Advocate

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Italians Fresh Off the Boat Tasting


For a wine merchant there's a certain giddy excitement to opening a new container of wine (sad I know). Our geographical position on the planet means that the lead times between shipping from Europe and opening a container can take up to three months by the time the wine is ordered, collected and then shipped. The wines you tasted in March/April are often distant memories until you get that first glimpse of them on opening those big steel doors!

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Mornington Mini Expo SYDNEY


A case can be made that the Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs produced on the Mornington Peninsula, just south of Melbourne, are as elegant as any in the New World. JOSH RAYNOLDS Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Two Modern Masters – Bindi and Mac Forbes


Two Modern Masters - Bindi and Mac Forbes

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Yarra Valley Wine Show Winners Tasting 2017


Yarra Valley Wine Show Winners Tasting 2017

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Barolo 2013 Part 3 – The Late Arrival from A Superb Vintage


2013 is shaping up to be an epic vintage of classic proportions and superb pedigree. The 2013s remind me of the 2010s, but with more inner sweetness and mid-palate richness. ANTONIO GALLONI

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Dry River New Release 2017


Dry River is one of the iconic New Zealand producers, its modern era commencing in 1979 when Neil and Dawn McCallum planted their first vines in the gravelly “Martinborough Terrace,”  NEAL MARTIN 

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Coravin – The Wine Revolution


The wine system that pours without removing the cork so you can enjoy the rest of the bottle another day.

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

Grenache Is The Brightest Star


Grenache Is The Brightest Star

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

New Gippsland


New Gippsland Landsacpe

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Allies and Precepice Tasting


Allies and Precipice Tasting

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Kumeu River Single Site 2016 Release


If you have never tried these wines, then it is time you see for yourself what New Zealand is capable of.  NEAL MARTIN, erobertparker 

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2016 WINE OF THE WEEK


Clonakilla signature of perfectly balanced fruit, tannins and oak, always complex yet always with great mouthfeel, black fruits to the fore, with a gentle sprinkle of spice and pepper. JAMES HALLIDAY

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Correggia Roero Arneis 2016 Offer


The Correggia winery continues to set the pace for other wineries in the area. GAMBERO ROSSO  

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Weinbach and Bondar – New Waves and Traditions


Weinbach and Bondar - New Waves and Traditions

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Pierro Chardonnay 2016


Pierro Chardonnay 2016

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Central Otago Tasting with Blair Walter


Central Otago in the south of New Zealand's South Island has almost too much going for it: great scenery, great lifestyle, and now almost freakishly good, if not (yet?) great, Pinot Noir. JANCIS ROBINSON

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

As Orange Blossoms


There’s a lot of excitement surrounding Orange these days. Just under a four-hour drive west of Sydney, we find Australia’s coolest wine-region, Orange.

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

New Release of Weinbach 2017


Domaine Weinbach is arguably one of the world’s greatest wine estates. Over the years, the Faller family has produced myriad fantastic wines that are sought by wine lovers and collectors everywhere. IAN D’AGATA, Vinous Media

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Release of the much anticipated Marcoux 2015s


Release of the much anticipated Marcoux 2015s

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Bondar – New Wave Australia


James Halliday's Best New Winery in his 2017 Australian Wine Companion

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Mount Mary New Releases 2017


The 2015 vintage in the Yarra Valley was, quite simply, great, and Sam took full advantage of it, making exquisite wines. JAMES HALLIDAY

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

A taste of Portugal


The clash of tradition and modernity, amid an amazing array of grape varieties, terroirs and winemaking cultures, makes Portugal one of the most dynamic wine-producing nations in the world today. KIM MARCUS, Wine Spectator

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Austria and Germany 2015 Part 2


This is the second incarnation of the Austrian and German tasting for 2017 and the line-up is brilliant with wines from the legend that is Clemens Busch, Mosel bench mark producer Dr Loosen, perhaps Rheingau’s most iconic winery Robert Weil as well as offerings from super stars like von Buhl, Knoll & Hitrzberger.

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Way Out West – Sydney Saturday Tasting


It is no secret that I love the wines from Margaret River. Margaret River as a wine region was first formed in 1967. As a young region, it has come a long way and it is now home to 7% of all wine made in Australia. Margaret River is a region of quality – not quantity, and as such, 25% of all premium wines made in Australia comes from Margaret River. JESPER

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Felsina Offer 2017


This is a phenomenal set of wines that confirms Fèlsina's standing as one of the great estates in the world. It's as simple as that. The 2014 Chianti Classico is a huge overachiever as it has quite a bit of fruit that normally goes into the top selections - Fontalloro, Rancia and Colonia. ANTONIO GALLONI  

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

New Tolpuddle 2016 Pinot Release


If ever a winery was born with blue blood in its veins, Tolpuddle would have to be it. The vineyard was established in 1988 on a continuous downhill slope facing northeast, and in 06 won the inaugural Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year Award. Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw are joint managing directors. JAMES HALLIDAY

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Valdicava Back Vintage Offer


Vincenzo Abbruzzese is one of the most outspoken, passionate growers in Montalcino. His beautifully tended vineyards yield some of the richest wines in the region; and that’s where most of the focus is – on the vineyards.  ANTONIO GALLONI

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Yarra Valley Women of Wine Tasting


The Yarra Valley is one of Australia's truly world-class wine regions and it's winemakers are some of the most talented.  Within this pool is a group of women winemakers challenging the statistics of the industry average.

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Chablis and Oysters 2017 – Sydney


This year's Chablis tasting will focus on the great entry level Chablis by producers we think have made masterpieces out of 3 extremely different vintages. Evidence this region can handle the hard knocks.

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Heathcote Mini Expo 2017


The magic of Heathcote lies in the remarkable strip of soil starting 20 Kilometers southeast of the town of Heathcote, continuing until just south of the town,  for a distance of over 60 Kilometers.  the red soil country is a spectacular scene .. . JAMES HALLIDAY

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

French Country Wines 2017


While Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne Hermitage et al receive much of the press and attention of consumers in Australia, France as a country is scattered with vineyards. and virtually every country town produces wines which are unique and often consumed locally.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Beaujolais Celebration 2017 Best Of


The last three vintages for Beaujolais have been a string of home runs, but 2015 is likely to be the one that delivers the greatest impact and pleasure for most wine lovers. Two thousand fifteen has plenty of candidates for wine of the year; wines that deliver concentration and energy, with opulent fruit character and the classic core of acidity that gives Beaujolais its trademark vivacity. These wines are also built to age but at the same time display an exuberance that makes many of them pretty irresistible now. JOSH REYNOLDS

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

Tassie Friends North & South


Tasmania certainly knows how to produce modern wine stars. CAMPBELL MATTINSON, The Wine Front 2017

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Yann Chave 2015 Pre Arrival Offer


For wine lovers who favor richness, weight and emphatic flamboyant fruit, 2015 will be a vintage to dive into, deeply. As 2015s go, this is indeed a collection of energetic wines that showed very good clarity and fruit/tannin harmony when I visited Chave’s minimalist but highly functional chai just off the autoroute in late January. JOSH RAYNOLDS, Vinous Media

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Rieslingfreak


There are times when it's clear you've come across a special producer. Where the combination of passion for the craft melds with real talent and an innate understanding of how to translate the variety and site into the bottle with transparency and complexity.

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Fraser Gallop Parterre Cabernet 2013


Fraser Gallop was established by Nigel Gallop in 1998 on Wilyabrup’s highest site just 6 km’s from the Indian Ocean in northern Margaret River. Absolutely nothing was spared when the vineyards and winery were established and Nigel found his perfect fit in winemaker Clive Otto (previously Vasse Felix) who joined in 2006.

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Beaujolais Celebration 2017


Today's (Beaujolais) wines are varied with some verging more towards a red burgundy, some  obviously oaked, some wonderfully confident and silky in texture – all of them hugely appetising. ... Get you Bojo Mojo back!..JANCIS ROBINSON  

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Patrick Piuze 2016 New Release


There are many new wave Chablis producers with differing concepts currently being explored by the regions followers around the world. Patrick Piuze is possibly the most exciting, with his exploration and celebration of the whole region and its fellow townships rather than just the typical "CRU" system.

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

Sydney Festa del Barolo 2017


Festa del Barolo is fast becoming one of the great wine events Melbourne has seen in decade or so. Over the course of a week, each commune is celebrated with producers on hand to walk through their new releases and an insane back vintage catalogue of wines. We refuse to let Sydney miss out on all the fun.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Fighting Gully Road New Releases


Fighting Gully Road New Releases

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Barbaresco 2014 – A Surprising Vintage


The wines I have tasted so far, both from bottle and barrel, are exciting. The finest 2014 Barbarescos are bright and medium in body, with lively acidity, striking aromatics and tons of energy. It is a vintage that will especially appeal to classically leaning palates. ANTONIO GALLONI

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Three degrees of Seperation


Three degrees of Separation

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Alex Head Winning Releases


Alex Head Winning Releases

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Ata Rangi Crimson 2016 Wine of the Week


Martinborough pinot noir at the hand of one of the masters... It’s all quite remarkable, really. CAMPBELL MATTINSON, The Wine Front

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Ogier 2015 La Rosine Wine Of The Week


“Richer than 2010 and fresher than 2009” is the way Stéphane Ogier summed up the 2015 vintage. JOSH RAYNOLDS

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Under the Radar Yarra Producers


The Yarra Valley is arguably now Victoria’s premier region for wine. While names like Oakridge, Mount Mary, Giant Steps, Coldstream Hills, Yeringberg and de Bortoli are familiar names to wine drinkers across the country, the region has plenty of great small producers.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Juwel Riesling 2015


Juwel Riesling 2015

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Yves Cuilleron Sydney Masterclass 2017


Yves Cuilleron Sydney Masterclass 2017

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Sydney Cellarhand Pinot Plus Expo


Sydney Cellarhand Pinot Plus Expo

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Piemonte Saturday 2017


What's not to love about Piemonte. The breathtaking scenery, the incredible food, friendly people and most importantly the home of the greatest wines in Italy. What’s more we are living in the greatest epoch in this region's storied history. At no time before have the wines delivered so much pleasure, value and excitement.

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Cellarhand International Pinot Noir Celebration


Cellarhand International Pinot Noir Celebration

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Jacquesson Cuvee 740 Extra Brut NV


No Champagne house today is on a trajectory as steep as Jacquesson. While many houses are on the prowl for more fruit to increase production, Jacquesson is drastically slashing its yields and its contracts to radically improve quality in spite of lowering quantity. TYSON STELZER, The Champagne Guide 2016-2017

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Great Value NZ Pinot Noir 2017


Great Value NZ Pinot Noir 2017

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Super Rhone Saturday 2017


Broadly speaking, I view 2015 as a cross between the richness of 2009 and the energy and structure of 2010, with the overall personality of the wines leaning closer to ’09 than to ’10. JOSH RAYNOLDS

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Syrahmi Demi Shiraz 2016


We have been following these wines from day dot and have watched the man refine his style, tweak the winemaking and also gain a deeper understanding of the vineyards he sources from. Recent releases have been nothing short of outstanding...

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Charvin 2014 Previous Buyers Offer


Easily one of my favorite estates, Laurent Charvin pulls from sites mostly in the northwestern part of the appellation and makes a single cuvée that’s as traditional as they come, seeing not a hint of oak and raised all in cement tanks. JEB DUNNUCK, The Wine Advocate

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Sauternes 2014 Offer


2014 continues a succession of seasons that have rewarded the sweet-toothed wine-lover (a species I occasionally fear is on the cusp of extinction).

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Marchesi Alfieri La Tota Barbera d’Asti 2015


Ex-Col d'Orcia winemaker Mario Olivero has revitalised this historic estate. Superb vineyard, highly refined winemaking and total belief in Barbera are the keynotes. Alfiera is the splendid top wine. Look also for the super-value Barbera La Tota. DECANTER

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Sydney Rioja Expo 2017


Rioja is a pretty confusing appellation: you might get old-fashioned wine (high crop fruit, lots of daggy barrel impact from ages spent in old American oak), or you may get low-crop, fresh modern estate wine.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Yalumba New Releases with Jane Ferrari


A winemaking graduate from Roseworthy College, Jane joined Yalumba in 1987 and has thrived as promotions manager, wine room manager, storyteller and today is our wine communicator at large.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Spanish Winter Fiesta – Wine, Cheese & Chorizo at Essendon


Spanish Winter Fiesta - Wine, Cheese & Chorizo at Essendon

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Serrat New Releases – 2016 Vintage


Serrat New Releases - 2016 Vintage

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Saturday with Andre Clouet 2017


André Clouet chef de cave Jean-Francois Clouet likens his wines to independent movies. "If you want the girls, the fireworks and the big budgets of Hollywood, you can get that from big company brands," he said. "But don't forget about the feeling that you can get from the vineyard." It's a feeling he understands well, standing in his family vineyard on one of the best sites in Bouzy.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Domaine la Roubine Sablet 2015


2015 has produced exceptional wines in the Southern Rhone which seem to be possess a purity of fruit and a silky texture I love in grenache. Not to mention energy and freshness which I argue makes the wines eminently drinkable rather than simply powerful and overwhelming.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

German Riesling 2015 Sydney Festival


German Riesling 2015 Sydney Festival

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Barossa Warmers 2017


Barossa Warmers 2017

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Sicily – Marsala to Etna


There is much to like about Sicily’s wines. For example, prices are generally not high, even for famous, high-quality reds and exciting dry and sweet whites. The island is also home to many native grapes whose considerable quality potential has only recently become clear.  IAN D'AGATA, www.vinousmedia.com

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Felton Road 2016 New Releases


Felton Road 2016 New Releases

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Coursodon 2015s


These 2015s are sensational wines and I suspect will be the greatest wines made yet from this estate. Don’t miss these wines! JEB DUNNUCK, The Wine Advocate

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Giaconda 2016 En Primeur


Giaconda, the winery and four-hectare vineyard Kinzbrunner established back in the early 1980s, might just be the greatest wine estate in Australia. That's no small claim. But let's look at the facts. Every wine Giaconda makes is outstanding. HUON HOOKE, The Sydney Morning Herald

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Stoney Rise Pinot Noir 2016


Joe Holyman is one of the best, most intuitive winemakers in the country. GARY WALSH

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Equipo Navazos Sherry Saturday


Equipo Navazos Sherry Saturday

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Spanish Saturday with Garnacha and Navazos 2017


Spanish Saturday with Garnacha and Navazos 2017

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Great Wines of the Week


Great Wines of the Week

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Domaine Leroy 2015 Bourgogne Double


The 2015 Red Burgundies: You Are So Going To Want Them! My extensive tastings of this vintage from barrel and tank during late autumn made it clear that this will be one of the half-dozen top vintages for red Burgundy of the past generation. STEPHEN TANZER

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

The Wanderer Upper Yarra Pinot Noir 2015


Despite making his mark on the Australian Gin scene with the MGC (Melbourne Gin Company), Andrew Marks’ first love is the superb Wanderer wines.  Andrew’s wines have always been carried a combination of texture and lightness.

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Tedeschi Masterclass with Ricardo Tedeschi


Amarone della Valpolicella is about as distinctive as red wine gets. Of the world’s major reds sought out by consumers and collectors, Amarone is the only wine that is made by air-drying the grapes for months prior to pressing them. It’s the air-drying, or appassimento, of grapes that gives Amarone many – but not all – of its distinctive qualities.  IAN D’AGATA VINOUS

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

Pyramid Valley Supper 2017


Pyramid Valley Home Block New Releases

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

By Farr and Irrawarra New Releases 2017


I, like many, am a great fan of the wines of Nick and Gary Farr and for me By Farr remain Australia's greatest pinot noir producer as well as having a claim to the chardonnay mantle from time to time.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Charvin Cotes du Rhone 2015 Offer


In addition, one of the best buys out there has to be his Côtes du Rhône, which is easily one of the most age-worthy Côtes du Rhônes out there. JEB DUNNUCK, The Wine Advocate

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

2015 German Riesling Big Guns Round Three


Is 2015 the vintage of the century? The question has been asked so many times that one becomes tempted to give it short shrift… I'm not going to prevaricate: the overall standard of top dry Riesling from these two regions is very, very high, with some of the best wines I have ever come across in this category. MICHAEL SCHMIDT, jancisrobinson.com  

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Conti Costanti and Fuligni


Every once in a while, when visiting a specific wine region, I taste so many good bottles that I find myself thinking I might just turn in my author’s pen and start making wine (clearly, such dangerous thoughts last only a second or two before I come back to my senses). Most recently, this happened during my tastings of the 2012 Brunellos, when I tried one delicious example after another. IAN D'AGATA

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2006


The 2006 Comtes de Champagne in particular is going to make a very strong case for inclusion in any conversation about the all-time great vintages of Comtes. ANTONIO GALLONI

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Terroir al Limit Supper with Dominik Huber


Terroir al Limit Supper with Dominik Huber

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Giant Steps Peay and Dutton New Releases


Steve Flamsteed of Giant Steps (Recent winner of the Gourmet Traveler Winemaker of the year) is a bit of an oddity in the wine world, in the best possible way. He began his career as a chef who went on to make cheese before finally deciding to give wine-making a crack.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Ravensworth Shiraz Viognier 2016


We were introduced to the great Byran Martin's Ravensworth juice almost 10 years ago in the pubs of Fitzroy. It didn’t take long for us to notice his unique style and follow the trail back to his spot in Murrumbateman.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Escarpment New Releases 2017


Larry McKenna is one of the pioneers of Martinborough and has played an integral role in shaping the development of Pinot Noir in New Zealand. From Martinborough Vineyards to his own project of Escarpment he has always been a pursuer of quality and regional typicity in his wines.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Young Guns of Wine Top 12 2017


Last night we hosted the annual Young Gun of Wine People’s Choice Tasting – we had 12 of the best and brightest in the wine industry here pouring the two wines which got them into the final 12 selection!

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Tassie’s Two Heads – Pinot and Chardonnay at Essendon


Tassie's Two Heads - Pinot and Chardonnay at Essendon

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

Jamsheed and Retro New Releases


Jamsheed, Hurley & Retro New Releases - Single Vineyard Hommages.... This week’s tasting focus’ on several great new single vineyard Syrah releases from Garry Mills (Jamsheed) and Kevin and Tricia Bell’s Hurley Vineyard in Mornington.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Tolpuddle 2015 Chardonnay


Tolpuddle 2015 Chardonnay

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Querciabella 2014 Chianti Offer


Querciabella has been on a roll over the last few years. I can’t say enough good things about these wines, all of which merit your serious consideration. Querciabella doesn’t make a big deal about the fact that their vineyards are now biodynamically farmed, but then again they don’t have to? The wines speak for themselves.....  ANTONIO GALLONI

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Vilmart Back In Stock 2017


If a visit with the articulate and passionately quality-conscious Laurent Champs – or even “just” the tasting of his wines – doesn’t leave you inspired about the future of Champagne, then I don’t know what that would take. DAVID SCHILKNECHT, The Wine Advocate

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Coldstream Hills 2015 Single Vineyard Pinot Release


The 2015 Single Vineyard Pinots are nothing short of outstanding and clearly demonstrate why 2015 is regarded as one of the best vintages in many years in the Yarra. James Halliday goes so far as to say “A close to ideal year in the Yarra Valley.”

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Domaine Leflaive Macon-Verze 2015


Domaine Leflaive. A name that will excite most Burgundy and Chardonnay drinkers. The wines from Domaine Leflaive requires patience and restraint and often come with a hefty price tag. In 2004, Anne-Claude Leflaive acquired 5 parcels of mature chardonnay vines in the commune of Verzé in the Maconnais.

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Bordeaux en primeur 2016


The 2016s are absolutely remarkable wines. The word that comes to mind, unfortunately so often overused, is balance. ANTONIO GALLONI

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Great Gamay Essendon June 2017


Gamy is the grape variety behind Beaujolais, and it is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Gamay produces delicious textural Rose and light to medium bodied reds packed full of flavour.

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

Hurley Vineyard Pinot Noir Release 2015


The run of excellent wines from 2015 continues with the release of the Hurley Vineyard Pinot Noir's from Mornington Peninsula.

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Burgundy 2015 Part One Tasting Sydney


2015 – A Great Vintage, Indeed the Greatest Since the Legendary 2005. BURGHOUND

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Burgundy 2015 Part One Tasting


Burgundy 2015 Part One Tasting

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

2015 German Riesling Big Guns Round Two


Is 2015 the vintage of the century? The question has been asked so many times that one becomes tempted to give it short shrift… I'm not going to prevaricate: the overall standard of top… Riesling from these two regions is very, very high, with some of the best wines I have ever come across in this category. MICHAEL SCHMIDT, jancisrobinson.com

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Tassie Devils Sydney 2017


The Prince Wine Store meet a range of winemakers from the mainland each week, and when posed the question if they could make wine anywhere in Australia, a common answer points to Tasmania. Climate change being a key reason. 

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Way out Western Wonders


Some of Australia's most sought after wines come from Margaret River. The likes of Moss Wood, Pierro, Leeuwin and Cullen have created a loyal following with great wines consistently being produced to a world class level. Margaret River's temperate climate and proximity to the sea, provide the region with a stable wine growing environment that avoids the extremes faced by many of the east coast wine regions.

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

Lost In the Vales 2017


As the last installment for Aussie Wine Month we are concluding with a smashing tasting in the Southern Vales. This is a terrific set of wines exploring all the classics, some emerging varietals and blends from up and coming young gun winemakers and seasoned favourites from the Barossa, Clare and McLaren Vale.

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Chateau Poitevin 2014 Cru Bourgeois


I first visited Poitevin in 2010 – located at the top of the Medoc in one of the coolest areas of Bordeaux, they are far from the glamorous Chateaux in the south. Nonetheless winemaker Guillaume Poitevin and oenologist Antoine Medeville work tirelessly to get the most from their Vineyards.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Sorrenberg Gamay and Chardonnay Offer 2017


Barry and Jan have slaved over their complete Biodynamic 3-hectare vineyard since 1984 at an elevation of 560m, mostly granite with some red mud-stone, produce some of Victoria most consistent quality wine.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Value from the Vale


Twenty years ago, the vignerons of McLaren Vale were seriously concerned that the majority of grapes that they grew were released in blends by large companies that didn’t acknowledge the source of the fruit. That situation has changed dramatically and the region now boasts an undisputed reputation for producing stellar warm-climate shiraz, cabernet and grenache.

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

Value from the Vale


‘This is the most exciting time to be involved in Australian wine', says Steve Pannell, the McLaren Vale-based winemaker who once oversaw the production of millions of liters at Hardys before leaving to set up his own, eponymous boutique label. 'Quality has never been better; we're beginning to break our obsession with the classic wine styles of France; we're making wines we want to drink, that are suited to our climate and way of life, that represent us and who we are.’ MAX ALLEX, JancisRobinson.com

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

Barossa comes to Sydney


Barossa comes to Sydney

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Hunter Valley: Icons New & Old 2017


The Hunter Valley is in the midst of a vinous renaissance. Led by a vanguard of talented and thoughtful winemakers the traditional strong suits of shiraz and semillon are being reshaped and stylistically tweaked to make them altogether more relevant without sacrificing the Hunter's unique sense of place.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Cigliuti Langhe Nebbiolo 2015


For all intents and purposes, it is a Barbaresco in all but name. ANTONIO GALLONI

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Pierre Peters Back in Stock


Pierre Peters Back in Stock

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Two hours by tractor Essendon


Week two or Australian Wine Month 2017 Prince Wine and Spirits Essendon brings you two of Victoria most popular small producers new releases. Separated by about 140 km- or two hours is a very fast tractor, Ten Minutes by Tractor on the Mornington and Bindi in South Gisborne are great examples of the diversity of quality Victorian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

Hunter Valley Expo 2017


The Hunter Valley Wine Show chairman of judges and McWilliam's chief winemaker said he had never seen better reds in his 21-year experience with Hunter wine. These single block wines debuted last year with the 2013 vintage, which were very good, but the ‘14s are even better.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Founding Fathers Tasting 2017


Founding Fathers Tasting 2017

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Ten Minutes by Tractor 2015 Offer


the best vintages of the past five years. JAMES HALLIDAY

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Tempier Bandol New Arrivals 2017


Easily the most widely recognized estate in Bandol, Domaine Tempier has been run by the Peyraud family since 1936. Today, with the passing of Lucien Peyraud in 1996 and the retirement of sons Francois and Jean-Marie, the estate is run by the tall, energetic and talented Daniel Ravier—who speaks with a refreshing honesty and humility.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Egon Muller Offer


At their best, Egon Müller's wines embody the crystalline purity and total sense of timelessness that perhaps only Riesling is capable of among white varieties. ANTONIO GALLONI

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2016 release


It will remain a mystery to us how the D’Anna boys create these two jewels year and year out regardless of vintage, and not rolling us with a silly price tag.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Macedon ranges, but not as you know it!


Spanning the Great Dividing Range and multiple soil profiles, Macedon is a wine region that has a proud wine history whilst is still discovering new grape growing sites.  Many of the more well-known vineyards where planted in the 1970's and 1980's and these cover a wide span of climatic conditions - Bindi is located in South Gisbone - is on the southern side of the great divide within sight of the ocean and on a patchwork of ancient Quartz and Granitic Soils.

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox


Beechworth is host to an array of quiet achievers. Sandwiched between Rutherglen to the north and the Alpine Valleys to the south, the quality of wine produced from under 20 wineries registered to the area is extraordinary odds to play with.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Cool Climes – Adelaide Hills & Southern Tasmania


To kick off May – Australian Wine Moth we will host Cool Climes mini expo focusing on regions outside Victoria namely the Adelaide Hills & Southern Tasmania.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2014


In only its second release, the 1980 Art Series Chardonnay, put not only Leeuwin Estate, but also Margaret River on the map when Decanter Magazine gave it its “highest recommendation”. 37 years on – the wine remains a true icon.

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2015


Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2015 - This is a beautifully rich and multi layered and detailed Pinot Noir of precision and harmony. RAYMOND CHAN

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Domaine de Bellene 2015 ex ship


The 2015 Red Burgundies: You Are So Going To Want Them!

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Cote du Rhone 2015 – a great vintage in the Southern Rhone


While wine collectors and much of the wine press consistently focus their attention on the elite growing regions of the southern Rhône Valley... the vast majority of the region’s wines come from less-sexy locales.  Best of all, in many instances they offer stunning value.

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

Noisy New Zealanders 2017


The modern world of winemaking in New Zealand is still evolving, if not at the speed of light, with the international wine world keeping a very close eye on their improvements. We watched the incrediable response to the Aromatics Symposium in Nelson, Pinot Noir NZ 2017 in Wellington, and Classic Reds in Hawke’s Bay, all events took place during late January.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

The Young & the Natural


As a preview to May’s Aussie Wine Month tastings we’ve selected a number of new releases from smaller Aussie producers who are at the forefront of the new wave of “ethical or sustainable wine producing”.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Clown Shoes


Clown Shoes is a fun beer brand with seriously good beer from Lexington Massachusets in the USA. In store Essendon only.

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot 2015


One of the great-value pinot noirs of the world. NICK STOCK, jamessuckling.com

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Bordeaux 2015 pre arrival


We have now closed Bordeaux En Primeur 2015. All the remaining wines are available without minimum purchase limits and different pricing.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Sangiovese Saturday


When it comes to Italian red varietals, there is probably none more significant than Sangiovese. Not only is it at the heart of some of Central Italy's greatest wines like Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano, Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico and of course now countless high quality 100% Super Tuscans, it is also one of the most widely planted varieties across all of Italy. So on both quality and quantity fronts this is as significant as it gets!

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

SYDNEY World Malbec Day 2017


Current releases from Argentina are strikingly different from the wines of just a decade ago. In recent years, Argentina’s top grape-growers and winemakers have sought out cooler, mostly higher-altitude sites and soils more conducive to making fresher, more complex, better-balanced wines

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

South African Safari


"A winning combination of better viticulture, the development of new wine regions and the emergence of a young generation of wine-making talent make South Africa the most dynamic wine-producing country in the world right now,”. Tim Atkin

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


The first week of May is marked in any wine lovers calendar as each year we see the release of the new vintage of Australia's most iconic Cabernet Sauvignon, Moss Wood. This year it has come to the release of the exceptional 2014 vintage. 2014 saw perfect growing conditions in Margaret River (isn't it always perfect in Margaret River I hear you say?).

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Pieropan Soave 2016 New Release


The Pieropan family have long been the leaders in Soave, turning out exceptional wines that speak of their variety and the place they're grown. MICHAEL MCNAMARA

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Sopressa Italian Mystery Packs


To celebrate Easter (and the end of VinItaly) we are holding a 20% off sale of all in-stock Italian wine. Nothing is spared and as they say you can only sell it once!

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Olive Oil masterclass 2017


Olive Oil masterclass 2017 Offer

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Poggio Scalette New Releases 2017


Poggio Scalette’s top wine is the 100% Sangiovese Il Carbonaione, a wine with a distinguished track record made all the more notable considering how gracefully the less important vintages have aged. Though not inexpensive, Il Carbonaione remains a very fairly-priced wine in today’s market considering the quality of what is in the bottle. Poggio Scalette also makes a small amount of Chianti Classico.

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Satellites of Love: Macon and Beaujolais


Satellites of Love: Macon and Beaujolais

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Trimbach Heavy Hitters Offer 2017


Trimbach Heavy Hitters Offer 2017

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Yeringberg 2014 Release


Yeringberg 2014 Release

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Selected by Rory Craig
Rory Craig

Gerard Boulay 2015 offer


Gerard Boulay 2015 offer

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Pichler Gruner Wine of the Week 2017


Lucas Pichler has produced another outstanding collection. If there are vintages that remind him of the great 2015, it is 2009 and 1999. STEPHEN REINHARDT, The Wine Advocate

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Zalto Offer 2017


My current favourite glasses have taken me into a whole new territory of sensual pleasure. Zalto glasses…are hand-blown, do not contain lead oxide so do not get cloudy, and combine an angular bowl shape with the thinnest glass I have yet come across. JANCIS ROBINSON

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Great Value Italians 2017


All jokes about Italian debt aside there has never been a better time to buy wine from Italy.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Marcoux Release 2014


There are few wines I’d rather drink than a great vintage of Domaine de Marcoux’s Châteauneuf du Pape. JEB DUNNUCK, The Wine Advocate

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Sydney Satellite Burgundy Tasting 2017


This year’s installment of the Satellite of Love tasting features a swag of serious wines that are seriously good.  ROSCOE

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Yquem 2014 pre-arrival


Chateau d'Yquem is the greatest sweet wine in the world. The 2014 vintage had record high acidity and a luscious residual sugar of 145g/l: both sweeter and fresher than the lauded 2011 vintage. The press are effusive. I think Antonio Galloni puts it best "above all else it is the wine's textural finesse that elevates the 2014 into the stratosphere."

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Punt Road Napoleone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 Offer


You could have blinked and missed the vintage of 2016 in the Yarra. The fruit landed in the winery before the end of February. Tim Shand aimed to pick while the fruit was fresh and vibrant, which meant going hard with harvesting. It's paid off. WALSH

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Hugel Dinner Sydney 2017


Hugel Dinner Sydney 2017 Last nights dinner was fantastic. Marc Hugel was a brilliant host and the wines looked amazing. These wines are readily available and great value.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Awesome Aussie Chardonnay 2017


Australian Chardonnay just seems to be getting better and better and great examples roll across our desk with alarming regularity. There's a such an abundance of excellent, mid-range Chardonnays that are becoming icons in their own right.  Anke, PWSE

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Beaujolais 2015


The last three vintages for Beaujolais have been a string of home runs, but 2015 is likely to be the one that delivers the greatest impact and pleasure for most wine lovers. Two thousand fifteen has plenty of candidates for wine of the year; wines that deliver concentration and energy, with opulent fruit character and the classic core of acidity that gives Beaujolais its trademark vivacity. JOSH RAYNOLDS

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

A Rodda 2016 Chardonnays


Before branching out on his own Adrian Rodda spent most of his winemaking career alongside David Bicknell at Oakridge Estate.  A list of Oakridge alumni is like a list of who's who of some of Australia's top young Chardonnay winemakers.  His wines have been PWS favourites from the word go.

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Goddess Bila and her Adelaide Hills Chardonnay angels


The theme of this tasting was kicked off because of the mighty Shaw and Smith M3 Chardonnay 2015 that was only released just a few weeks ago, it has blown us away. Following the tasting, to our complete surprise, we have noticed several wines from the hills jumping across our tasting bench and of the bunch, Chardonnay has cleaned up.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Animus Gin and Ravensworth New Releases


Ravensworth winemaker/owner Bryan Martin is truly a modern-day renaissance man of the epicurean arts.

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Elvio Cogno 2017 Offer


In recent years, Elvio Cogno has exploded onto the consciousness of Piedmont Lovers with a series of exceptional Barolos. Readers should not ignore the entry-level wines, which are every bit as delicious – Antonio Galloni

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Satellite Burgundy Tasting 2017


This year’s installment of the Satellite of Love tasting features a swag of serious wines that are seriously good.

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Spanish Autumn Wines 2017


It seems we are in seasonal limbo at the moment and, typically for Melbourne, we've probably had the most consistent run of sunny days in the last couple of weeks….

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

High Altitude Nebbiolo Sydney


There aren’t too many secrets left anymore in the world of wine. Alto Piemonte and Valtellina are two of them. ANTONIO GALLONI

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

White Wines of Northern Italy


At their best, Alto Adige's wines deliver superb quality and a level of value matched by few regions in Italy... Friuli’s oenological landscape is one of the most diverse and multi-faceted in Italy. An extraordinary range of sites and micro-climates, along with influences from neighboring Slovenia and Austria, yields wines that at their best are compelling. ANTONIO GALLONI

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016


What a beauty of a wine. We just tried his Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016. Tom did not make any Single Block wines this year so the quality of this fruit is above reproach. Always massively popular and generally a shoe-in on the awards circuit, we would advise buying quickly before it goes.

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Selected by Rory Craig
Rory Craig

Hugel Gentil 2015


The Hugel Gentil is a wine that always drinks well and at $20 – it is a steal! In the brilliant 2015 vintage, this wine is not to be missed and its versatility with food makes it the obvious choice for the Australian dinner table.

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

Giaconda 2015 Pre Arrival


These wines have a super-cult status and, given the tiny production, are extremely difficult to find; they are sold chiefly through restaurants and by mail order. All have a cosmopolitan edge befitting Rick Kinzbrunner’s international winemaking experience. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are made in contrasting styles: the Chardonnay tight and reserved, the Pinot Noir more variable, but usually opulent and ripe. JAMES HALLIDAY

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Selected by Alex Wilcox
Alex Wilcox

Demystifying the Wachau with Roman Horvath MW Offer


Last night we held an enlightening masterclass on the Wachau with Roman Horvath MW. The wines of Domaine Wachau looked brilliant.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Framingham Dinner with Andrew Hedley at Long Chim SYDNEY


These are incredible wines well deserving of their acclaim and Framingham sweet wines are the benchmark expressions in the New World.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Savaterre Chardonnay 2015


Beechworth and chardonnay is a conversation we often have, but perhaps it’s at a little quieter volume than other regions over the past little while. Savaterre makes a good case to turn up the hearing aids. Honey and toast scents, flinty sulphur, complex fruit profile with lots ofcitrus, then stone fruit, exotic tropicals, with a mesh of savoury, nutty aromas in the mix. MIKE BENNIE

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Wines of the Week 2017


It feels like we've barely dipped our toe in to 2017 but we've already seen a steady procession of wines that not only impress us, but excite us!  Wines grab our attention for multiple reasons but it's usually the ones that hit that holy trinity of quality, price and sheer drinkability that get our blood pumping.

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Loire Valley Whites Run Wild


The Loire Valley, also known to its playmates of Paris as 'The Garden of France', the free spirit of the wine landscape in France.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Jane Eyre & Buisson Battault New Releases 2017


These are lovely wines with a distinctive, nicely poised, lean house style. She doesn't over extract. 'You'll kill the beauty of Pinot by over-extracting it.' JAMIE GOODE, The Wine Anorak, 2017

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

March Mixed Dozen 2017 – Italy’s Alternative Side


Italy is home to more different varieties of grapes than anywhere else in the world. We are familiar with the terms Barolo, Brunello, Soave, but there is a galaxy of potential outside these stalwarts.

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Silent Way Pinot Noir 2016


Matt Harrop's Silent Way Pinot Noir 2016 has hit the shelves with a thud. I just got off the phone with the master and he's pretty stoked with the 28yr old Quarry Ridge vineyard fruit, picked at the earliest vintage to date.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Bouchard Offer 2017


Wednesday night at Bellota we held an incredible Bouchard Dinner with Victor Peppin. Victor was erudite, engaging and his years growing up in Burgundy have given him insight into the region and industry beyond Bouchard.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Alsatian Beauties 2017


For those of us struck down with serious bouts of sentimentality of travels abroad, opening a wine from the respective region(s) is the perfect antidote.  For me, the wines of Alsace do just that.

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Sunbury and Macedon


There are two producers based North West of Melbourne who need a little time in the spotlight, Craiglee and Shadowfax.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

High Altitude Nebbiolo


There aren’t too many secrets left anymore in the world of wine. Alto Piemonte and Valtellina are two of them... There was a time when the center of Piedmont’s wine universe was in Gattinara and not in the Langhe. Further east, in Lombardy, the terraced vineyards of Valtellina are capable of yielding distinctive Nebbiolos rich with a sense of place. ANTONIO GALLONI

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Paradise IV Dardel Shiraz 2015


"Amazingly perfumed, densely packed with flavour, yet elegant and savoury" JEREMY OLIVER

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Selected by Rory Craig
Rory Craig

B-Minor Ben Haines hits high notes


Ben Haines strikes a high note with B-Minor... Wednesday night wine that won't break the bank

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Vincent Paris 2014 pre arrival offer


According to Vincent Paris, the 2014 wines will appeal to wine lovers who "look for dark fruit in Syrah" while 2013 will appeal to those "who like brighter red fruits," but both vintages are "best for those who like freshness and elegance rather than richness." JOSH RAYNOLDS

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Kalleske 2015 Moppa Shiraz


The Kalleske family has been growing and selling grapes on a mixed farming property at Greenock for 140 years. Sixth-generation Troy Kalleske, with brother Tony, established the winery and created the Kalleske label in 1999. The vines vary in age, with the oldest dating back to 1875; the overall average age is around 50 years. All are grown biodynamically and organically. FIVE STARS JAMES HALLIDAY

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Corofin & Mahana – The New NZ


These are great wines which break the mould – while we sympathise with the markets low appetite for both regions, these wines will get you thirsty again.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Canberra alternative school with Ravensworth and Collector


Canberra is home to a number of great icons in Australian wine. Thanks to their dedication to the region, a new breed of winemakers are charging ahead with exceptional wears to add to the fabric of the landscape.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Grower Champagne 2017


Who says we can't drink Champagne all year round? Don't let the ever-shrinking days discourage you; there is a Champagne to suit every mood and occasion...

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Clonakilla O’Riada 2015


It's a pearl...combines elegance and power" Campbell Mattinson

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Selected by Rory Craig
Rory Craig

Vissoux Supper 2017


Vissoux Supper 2017

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Portuguese Summer Wines 2017


The Portuguese really hit their stride when it comes to blends and the fact that they typically involve a handful of varieties we can barely pronounce doesn't bother us.  All we know is that they are so darn good.

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Gallicia – Mencia & more


Galicia has undergone a vinous revolution in the past decade. For those who have followed the (Re)evolution of Spanish wine over the last three decades this is a familiar story; peasants abandoning the land for the industrial cities in the middle 20th century, vineyards left in disrepair or abandoned and what little wine produced sold in bulk. Galicia’s isolation and inhospitable terrain has resulted in a slow recovery of the indigenous grape varieties. SEBASTIAN

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Cru Mencia Masterclass


This tasting features a selection of the top 'cru' single vineyard Mencia wines prior to release to the Australian market. As much as I dislike cross regional analogies in wine, sometimes they analogies are useful: Mencia is something akin to a cross between wild, spicy Cornas, gamey Cru Beaujolais and supple high-end Burgundy.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Mencia Mania


The revolution in Mencia has come full circle. Traditionally grown in the Ribeira Sacra, Bierzo and Valdeorras regions of north western Spain. During the 1990's a score of young, smart, passionate and dedicated producers have ascended the hills of the regions of initially Bierzo, and then Ribeira Sacra and Valdeorras to discover old vine plots of bush vine Mencia planted on deep schist soils.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Frankland Estate Poison Hill 6 Pack – A Snapshot of Riesling Greatness


The place that Frankland Estate has amongst Australia's top Rieslings is a given and we don't need too much reminding about how well these wines can age but a recent chance to try both the 2013 and 2011 back vintages of their Poison Hill Vineyard Riesling was like a jolt to our senses. 

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Spanish Austerity Sale


We have been asked by one of our Spanish suppliers to help run down some stock and thought it would be a terrific opportunity to pass the saving on to our customers.

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Selected by Rory Craig
Rory Craig

Paolo Scavino Cellar 2017


Enrico Scavino and his daughters Elisa and Enrica stand out from their peers for their never-ending search for quality. Scavino is one of the great, established families in Piedmont. ANTONIO GALLONI

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Wines for Lovers and Lovers of Wine 2017


Ahhh... Valentine's Day.  It seems to mostly inspire feelings that range anywhere from complacency to pure hatred and a handful of people enjoy it.  In any case, for us it's an excuse to enjoy wines that inspire loved-up feelings whether we're coupled up or single and fancy-free.

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Nocturne – A new wine from Jimmy Watson Winner Julian Langworthy


Decanter Magazine just last month lamented the state of Margaret River wine making. Arguing that a run of dream vintages had led to producers to rest on their laurels, and further suggesting the high prices were not measuring up to the quality of production. They may have a point to a certain extent, but we have just tasted a new range which amounts to a stunning rebuttal of the charge!

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Selected by Rory Craig
Rory Craig

Yarra Yering New Releases & Cuilleron White Rhones


This tasting will feature the new 2014 Yarra Yering releases - for which Sarah was awarded James Halliday's Winemaker of the Year 2017.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

For the love of Veneto


For the love of Veneto

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Craft Beer Clear Out


Out with the old, in with the new.  Brewers bombard us with a never-ending stream of new and exciting products to take our fancy but first we need to make room.  Our craft beer customers are some of our most regular and loyal and it's about time you reap the rewards.  A flat 20% discount across all our craft beers gives you ample opportunity to stock the fridge or grab that special bottle you haven't quite been able to justify until now.

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe New Releases


Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape 2014 New Releases

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Selected by Jesper Kjaersgaard
Jesper Kjaersgaard

The Great Estates of Alsace


The Great Estates of Alsace

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Loire Valley Mini Expo


Loire wines are greatly appreciated locally and in Paris, but—with the famous exceptions of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé—are still widely underrated outside France.  Jancis Robinson

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

2015 Austrian and German Tasting 2017


I'm not going to prevaricate: the overall standard of top dry Riesling from these two regions is very, very high, with some of the best wines I have ever come across in this category. MICHAEL SCHMIDT

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Crasto Douro Branco 2015 – A Julia Harding MW Favourite


Fresh, crisp and lightly aromatic, making it a perfect match for the hot weeks ahead. The Portuguese really hit their stride when it comes to blends and the fact that they typically involve a handful of varieties we can barely pronounce doesn't bother us.  All we know is that they are so darn good. Anke, PWSE

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Bordeaux Cellar Update 2017


As always the demand for great old Bordeaux in Australia outstrips the supply by some distance.  This particular parcel has come from an incredible cellar brimming with classic examples from the very best Chateau, all of the wines have been stored in perfect conditions.

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Wickham’s Road 2016s


Hoddle's Creek and Franco d'Anna have become synonymous with great-value wines to the point of ridiculousness.  The Wickham's Road range is made in much the same way as the Hoddle's Creek wines ...

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Andre Clouet & Vilmart for NYE


Andre Clouet for NYE

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Staff Picks 2016


Every year we taste a lot of wine. Each staff member has selected a wine which for whatever reason, made them go back for more this year... the result is an eclectic mix from around the world.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Annual Sparkling Shiraz Tasting 2016


It is that time of year again, the Annual Sparkling Shiraz offer. There is nothing more Aussie, or more delicious, than great Australian Shiraz with bubble in it matched with xmas fare on a sunny day. ROSCOE

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Selected by Roscoe Halligan-Rose
Roscoe Halligan-Rose

Japanese Whiskey – Rare as Hen’s Teeth


THE JAPANESE WHISKEY REVOLUTION Quite frankly, you would have to have been living under a rock had you not heard about the Japanese Whiskey revolution that has been sweeping the globe recently.

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Selected by Rory Craig
Rory Craig

SYDNEY Great Value Claret 2016


Earlier this year we offered a small parcel of mature Bordeaux that we had shipped directly from France. This is a smaller selection but in my mind, all the better for it. A tasting that is necessary to remind us of the value you can find in the battlefield of Bordeaux.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Great Party Wines


A wine merchant's skills lies not in stocking tried and tested, premium wines but in discovering those hidden gems at friendly prices that punch well above their weight. This offer resprents a perfect selection for all your party needs. Anke, PWSE

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Old Skins with New Spirit 2016


This tasting highlights winery “makeovers” with new winemakers at the helm of established estates. This fascinating tasting looks at what “fresh blood” is doing at established estates. The estates in question include Medhurst (Simon Steel), Yarra Yering (Sarah Crowe), Hanging Rock (Rob Ellis), Punt Road (Tim Shand) and Sutton Grange (Melanie Chester). Not surprisingly this is also a glimpse at the best younger winemakers in the land.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Gift Voucher Offer


A Prince Wine Store Gift voucher is the perfect gift for the wine lover who is difficult to buy for. Vouchers can be used at any of the three Prince Wine Stores or Bellota and can be redeemed for orders placed online for delivery Australia Wide. Vouchers can be used for the purchase of all goods, Wine Courses and events.

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Mac Forbes in Store 2016


Sickeningly prolific and perennial Prince Wine Store favourite, Mac Forbes' rise shows no signs of waning.  PWSE

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Under 30 Celebration


This is a collection of great wines which we feel punch well above their weight exhibiting brilliant price quality parity.  There is something here for everyone and this collection hopes to offer all you need to the festive season and warmer weather. PWS

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Fontodi 2013 New Releases


Giovanni Manetti - His attention to detail and pursuit of quality have been a feature of his tenure. Indeed, the recent tweaks to style are evidence of his relentless drive to quality. This quiet man has been largely responsible for driving this estate to the top of the Chianti Classico tree. Michael McNamara

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Great Value Bordeaux Part 2


Increasingly as I get older I find I love mature wines, and mature Bordeaux in particular. Earlier this year we offered a small parcel of mature Bordeaux we shipped directly.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Crawford River New Releases and their mentors


I spoke to Fi Thompson early last week and we both agreed that Australian Riesling has seen a gradual renaissance over the past decade.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Hoddles Creek 1er Chardonnay 2015


We have a lot to thank the 2015 vintage for, not least the amount of great Chardonnay going around and Franco D'Anna's Hoddles Creek 1er Chardonnay from the Yarra Valley is high on the list.

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

SYDNEY What’s left of the American Dream


The Wild West is in vogue again. Not too dissimilar to the small projects emerging here in Australia, the west coast of the US are full of bright, free spirited and unrestricted farms producing approachable and thoughtful wines.

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Awesome Aussie Chardonnay


Australian Chardonnay just seems to be getting better and better and great examples can be found at any budget.

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave – New USA Arrivals


This offer seeks to highlight a small band of the excellent and hopefully, perception changing producers of California and Oregon.

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Georgian Wine Tasting – Inside The Qvervi 2016


Undoubtably one of the most talked about and exciting development in the world of wine is the recent awakening of Georgian wine. In order to avoid a labourious explaination as to its absence, let us just say that Russia has made doing business tough!

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Selected by Rory Craig
Rory Craig

Satellite of Love II – Chablis at Essendon 2016


This is our second Chablis tasting for the year but I can't see anyone objecting.  The weather is (finally) right for it and we're seeing some great releases coming our way.

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Annual Champagne Offer 2016


If you would like to come along to the Annual Champagne event next year make sure you buy some Champagne from Prince Wine Store and you are on our mailing list.

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Bordeaux Offer Mature Reds and Delicious Whites


I love drinking old wine, in particular old Claret and there has been a shortage of mature, well-stored wines of good provenance in Australia for some time. To remedy this we’ve shipped a small parcel of mature Bordeaux direct from France.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Annual Rose Tasting 2016


We love rose at Prince Wine Store and while the style spectrum of the genre is vast our firm preference is for dry, textural wines backed by good acidity that pair with food or…not!

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

White Burgundy Expo Sydney 2016


2014 White Burgundy The wines have an element of sweetness that will give them early appeal but they also have the material and balance to evolve gracefully in bottle. Some growers find these wines more accurate to their terroirs than the 2013s owing to the cleaner grapes. STEPHEN TANZER

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

Huet 2015s


The success of Domaine Huet lies primarily with one man: Gaston Huet.  In his long and illustrious life, he became a legend within not only the winemaking scene of Vouvray but of the region in general.

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Clare Valley Expo 2016


Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be an Associate Judge of the Clare Valley Wine Show working under Nick Stock, Chief of Judges and alongside Ian Riggs (Brokenwood) and Ian Hongell (Peter Lehman).

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

A Tour Down the Douro 2016


"Portugal is arguably the most exciting wine place on the planet today." Matt Kramer, Wine Spectator

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Selected by Jacqueline Turner
Jacqueline Turner

November Mixed Dozen 2016 – Spring Drinking!


The horses are on the track!

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Schuck Yeah 2016


Two of the most exciting regions in Europe are Chablis and the Loire.

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Dolcetto and Barbera from 2015 – A Luminous One-Off Vintage SM


I look at Fabio Fantino, he's shaking his head in admiration and disbelief. Even at this early stage its very, very clear that 2015 is a vintage that is going to turn out some exceptional wines from these two "workhorse" varieties.

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Selected by Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

The battle of Gamay vs Cabernet Franc


The illegitimate son of Burgundy vs the Pirate of the South - Gamay & Cabernet Franc battle it out.

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Selected by Prince Wine & Spirits
Prince Wine & Spirits

Yabby Lake New Releases 2016


This high-profile wine business was established by Robert and Mem Kirby (of Village Roadshow), who had been landowners in the Mornington Peninsula for decades.

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Selected by Sebastian Zotti
Sebastian Zotti

Domaine Weinbach Latest Releases


In my view, the Riesling Schlossberg Cuvée Ste. Catherine is Domaine Weinbach’s greatest dry Riesling.

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen

Southern Belles – Southern Rhone Beauties


Grenache and Grenache-dominant wines are really having their moment in the sun in 2016 - or maybe I'm just thinking of my own drinking habits.

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Selected by Anke Hansen
Anke Hansen