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Huon Hooke

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Moo Brew Pilsner (330ml)

A refreshingly light but intensely flavoured beer, with plenty of hoppy bitterness and a clean finish.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 20 11:51:03 EST 2014

Mayer Granite Pinot Noir Upper Yarra Valley 2013

A gorgeous pinot of great perfume, delicacy and drive.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 20 11:50:36 EST 2014

Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon Langhorne Creek 2012

A beautifully made, textbook cabernet that just needs a little time to show its full glory.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 20 11:50:06 EST 2014

Equipo Navazos ‘I Think’ Manzanilla Sherry (375ml)

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A fresh, nutty, rich and full manzanilla, with a very dry and refreshing finish.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 20 11:50:24 EST 2014

Richard Hamilton Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills 2014

A vibrant, zingy, young sauvignon blanc with a clean, invigorating finish.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 20 11:49:12 EST 2014

Tudor Shiraz Central Victoria 2012

A good, basic, drink-now shiraz with lightness and quaffability.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 20 11:49:27 EST 2014

Gundog Estate Poacher’s Semillon Hunter Valley 2014

A delicate semillon, with notes of lemon, citrus and freshly fermented peppermint.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 20 11:49:41 EST 2014

St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz Barossa Valley 2012

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The No.2 in St Hallett’s clearly delineated hierarchy of shiraz is superb in its own right.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 20 11:48:36 EST 2014

Dog Point Pinot Noir Marlborough 2012

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A seriously impressive full-bodied pinot with ample tannins and great structure.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 20 11:48:53 EST 2014

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne is No.1 in France for good reason

Nicolas Feuillatte champagne

A champagne created in 1976 by part-time Sydney resident Nicolas Feuillatte is now the No.1 seller in France.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 13 00:00:00 EST 2014

Mountain Goat Beer Hightail Ale (330ml)

A characterful beer still light enough to be sessionable.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 06 12:08:05 EST 2014

St Agnes XO Brandy (700ml)

A local brandy with magnificent marmalade and old-leather aromas.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 06 12:08:17 EST 2014

Joseph Moda Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012

A full-bodied and firmly tannic red that demands patience.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 06 12:07:34 EST 2014

St Huberts Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

A beautiful cabernet that needs time and is full of potential.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 06 12:07:49 EST 2014

Howard Park Flint Rock Pinot Noir 2013

It’s rare to find such good pinot under $30, and this is the goods.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 06 12:07:07 EST 2014

Tudor Pinot Noir 2013

A well-made red at a price that’s in no-man’s-land for drinkable pinot.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 06 12:07:20 EST 2014

Ben Haines Flute d’Amour Ventoux Rosé 2012

A delicate and quaffable rosé made by an Aussie in France.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 06 12:06:23 EST 2014

Ten Minutes By Tractor 10X Sauvignon Blanc 2013

A rich yet restrained attempt to do something more with the sauvignon blanc grape.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 06 12:06:40 EST 2014

Mouton Cadet Le Rosé de Mouton Cadet 2012

A fruity style of rosé at a quaffable price.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Oct 06 12:06:54 EST 2014

Hunter Valley Wine Show and Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Show reveal impressive 2014 vintage

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Thanks to perfect ripening conditions in the Hunter Valley, winemakers are declaring 2014 a year to remember.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Sep 29 00:00:00 EST 2014