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Huon Hooke

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A guide to sake from five breweries in Honshu, Japan

Sake bars are everywhere these days, but who are the importers behind this growing trend?

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

A glimpse into Keith Tulloch's winery in Pokolbin

Wine is a serious matter at Keith Tulloch's Pokolbin winery, which also includes a stylish cellar door and an excellent restaurant.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Pitchfork Cabernet Merlot 2012

Pitchfork Cabernet Merlot

This full-bodied red has a spicy bouquet with hints of smoky charcuterie.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 17 16:40:36 EST 2014

Sigalas Vinsanto 2004

Sigalas Vin Santo

A rare and distinguished dessert wine that is sweet, unctuous and delicious.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 17 16:38:55 EST 2014

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

This fragrant American beer is light-bodied and refreshing, with attractive bitterness on a clean finish.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 17 16:34:35 EST 2014

Frankland Estate Olmo’s Reward Cabernet Franc 2012

Frankland Estate Olmo’s Reward Cabernet Franc

A stylish red blend based on cabernet franc.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 17 16:32:44 EST 2014

Golden Ball La-Bas Chardonnay 2012

Golden Ball La-Bas Chardonnay

An engaging, characterful chardonnay typical of the Beechworth region.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 17 16:30:56 EST 2014

Jane Brook Shovelgate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Jane Brook Shovelgate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

A classic regional style, elegantly structured, powerful on the palate and long on the finish.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 17 16:29:25 EST 2014

Kingston Estate Merlot 2013

A fruit-driven, easy-drinking merlot with a deep and bright colour.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 17 16:27:37 EST 2014

Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2013

Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay

A new label from an exciting winery, this chardonnay has terrific line and length.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 17 16:25:51 EST 2014

Coates The Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2013

A full and dry semillon-driven blend that will reward a little cellar time.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 17 16:23:08 EST 2014

Wine Guide by Huon Hooke

Huon Hooke's latest pick of the best wines.

Good Food | Huon Hooke | Tue Nov 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Rocland 10 Years Average Age Tawny

An excellent value tawny port that's sweet in the middle and clean on the finish.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 03 18:39:21 EST 2014

Kooyong Farrago Single Vineyard Selection Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula 2012

A great chardonnay that's tremendously intense in the mouth.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 03 18:32:07 EST 2014

Michael Hall Greenock Roussanne Barossa Valley 2013

A white varietal with a difference.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 03 18:31:09 EST 2014

A.C. Byrne Chardonnay Margaret River 2013

This straightforward chardonnay is delicate, trim and taut.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 03 18:31:21 EST 2014

Amanoto Junmai Daiginjo 35 Sake (720ml)

A highly fragrant sake that's superfine, thanks to milling the rice to 35 per cent of its original size.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 03 18:31:36 EST 2014

TarraWarra Estate J-Block Shiraz Yarra Valley 2012

A smoked, meaty reductive note to start with, then great drinkability and balance.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 03 18:30:15 EST 2014

Heartland Spice Trader Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Langhorne Creek 2012

A new red from Barossa-based Ben Glaetzer, which seriously over-delivers on its price.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 03 18:30:42 EST 2014

Holm Oak Vineyard Arneis Tasmania 2013

Made from a northern Italian grape, this light-bodied dry white is soft and delicate.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Nov 03 18:30:30 EST 2014