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Huon Hooke

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Yalumba The Y Series Pinot Grigio 2013

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

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

Lillet Blanc Aperitif

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)

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

Wirra Wirra Woodhenge Shiraz 2012

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

Cumulus Estate Climbing Shiraz 2012

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

Levantine Hill Samantha’s Paddock Melange Traditionelle 2012

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

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

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

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

Brown Magpie wins trophy at Boutique Wine Awards

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Brown Magpie was the star at this year's Boutique Wine Awards, winning the trophy for ''top wine of show'' with its 2013 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Aug 12 03:00:00 EST 2014

BackVintage Watervale Riesling 2012

A forward-developed and generously-flavoured riesling you don't have to wait for.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Fri Aug 08 16:22:56 EST 2014

La Font du Vent Cotes-du-Rhone Les Promesses Grenache Syrah

A spicy drop from famed Chateauneuf-du-Pape producer, Domaine Font de Michelle.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Fri Aug 08 16:18:12 EST 2014

Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012

Fine tannins and purity of fruit set this blend apart.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Fri Aug 08 14:54:28 EST 2014

Delamain Pale & Dry Grande Champagne XO Cognac

A fine cognac that's not for those impressed by dark hues or big oaky styles.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Fri Aug 08 14:51:23 EST 2014

Eddystone Point Riesling 2013

A charming and exotic riesling in a style only Tasmania can deliver.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Fri Aug 08 14:45:31 EST 2014

Hanamikura Kuro Junmai Daiginjo Sake

A seamless sake with hints of marzipan and bubblegum.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Fri Aug 08 14:43:12 EST 2014

By Farr Chardonnay 2012

A great chardonnay that stands tall beside grand cru Burgundies.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Fri Aug 08 14:39:57 EST 2014

Brothers In Arms Side By Side Shiraz 2012

Brothers In Arms Side By Side Shiraz 2012

A lovely core of fruit sweetness adds to the charm of this shiraz.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Fri Aug 08 14:37:03 EST 2014

Starve Dog Lane Shiraz 2013

Starve Dog Lane Shiraz

An easy-drinking red from the Clare Valley.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Fri Aug 08 10:41:54 EST 2014