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Huon Hooke

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Rockpool's David Doyle stung by wine fraudster

David Doyle

The co-owner of Rockpool Bar & Grill was candid in court about his exposure to the Rudy Kurniawan fraud.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Sep 09 03:00:00 EST 2014

Tamano Hikari Junmai Daiginjo Sake (720ml)

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This exquisite, delicate sake is made from a traditional variety of rice called 'omachi', specific to the Kyoto region.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Sep 07 23:20:51 EST 2014

The Old Faithful Top Of The Hill Shiraz 2010

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A full-bodied, rich shiraz that's good for ageing.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Sep 07 23:20:40 EST 2014

Meletti Limoncello (700ml)

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With its deep lemon-peel hue and explosive aroma and flavour, this is a benchmark limoncello from Italy's Marche region.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Sep 07 23:20:54 EST 2014

Peter Lehmann Wines H&V Riesling 2014

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This riesling will be better in six months or so, but it’s remarkably fragrant and attractive already.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Sep 07 23:20:33 EST 2014

Possums Vineyards Dr John’s Willunga Shiraz 2012

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A top barbecue red that's full-bodied and rugged.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Sep 07 23:20:26 EST 2014

Harewood Estate Porongurup Riesling 2013

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Harewood owner-winemaker James Kellie produces some of the most precise riesling in the country, and Porongurup is the finest.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Sep 07 23:20:48 EST 2014

Zonin Amarone della Valpolicella DOC 2009

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A rustic but generous red that's tannic and gutsy but big on sweet fruit.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Sep 07 23:20:44 EST 2014

Domaine des Grosses Pierres Sancerre 2013

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As far away from the grassy herbaceous style of sauvignon blanc as could be.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Sep 07 23:20:37 EST 2014

Taylors Shiraz 2013

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A modern, bright and slightly clinical Aussie red.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Sep 07 23:20:30 EST 2014

Yalumba The Y Series Pinot Grigio 2013

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A light, fresh, straightforward wine that is well-priced.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Aug 24 14:32:09 EST 2014

Lillet Blanc Aperitif

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This citrus-flavoured aperitif is sweet, rich and utterly delicious when served chilled, before or after a meal.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Aug 24 14:31:38 EST 2014

Lord Nelson Brewery Three Sheets Pale Ale (330ml)

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A round, smooth ale that is refined on the palate, light and more-ish.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Aug 24 14:30:11 EST 2014

Cumulus Estate Climbing Shiraz 2012

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A young shiraz with a bouquet of pepper, gunpowder, mineral aromas and notes of dark plum.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Aug 24 14:30:58 EST 2014

Wirra Wirra Woodhenge Shiraz 2012

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A classic regional style, full-bodied and rich with ample tannins giving it a pleasant grip.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Aug 24 14:30:34 EST 2014

Levantine Hill Samantha’s Paddock Melange Traditionelle 2012

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A blend of Bordeaux red varieties that tastes cabernet-based, with clean, fresh berry and herb aromas backed by fine oak.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Aug 24 14:29:30 EST 2014

Schloss Vollrads Qualitatswein Semi Dry Riesling 2012

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A charming and delicate riesling from Germany's Rheingau region.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Aug 24 14:28:22 EST 2014

Meeting Of Minds Ergo Sum Shiraz 2010

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A big brawny wine with complex meaty, char-grilled vegetable aromas; impressive and cellar-worthy.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Aug 24 14:28:58 EST 2014

Pepperilly Chardonnay 2013

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A stylish, modern chardonnay from WA's up-and-coming Ferguson Valley region; outstanding value.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Sun Aug 24 14:27:43 EST 2014

Restaurant wine lists too trendy

Sommelier

Something has gone very wrong with Australia's top restaurant wine lists. The rare and trendy dominate, with far too few Australian offerings.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Aug 19 03:00:00 EST 2014