Huon Hooke

Huon Hooke

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Chateau Tanunda Matthews Road Shiraz 2012

This elegant, medium-bodied red from Eden Valley is a great buy.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Apr 13 14:22:21 EST 2015

Margan Verdelho

This dry, food-friendly verdelho has intensity and length, and will age well.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Apr 13 14:21:34 EST 2015

Flametree Embers Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

An intense cabernet with classic aromas of cedar and raspberry.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Apr 13 14:21:06 EST 2015

Ross Hill Jessica & Lily Sauvignon Blanc 2014

A lovely wine with a deliciously flavoursome palate and long, smooth finish.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Apr 13 14:20:30 EST 2015

Petaluma ‘Coonawarra’ Cabernet Merlot 2010

An elegant, medium-to-full bodied red with balance and charm.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Apr 13 14:19:56 EST 2015

James Squire Hop Thief 7 American Pale Ale

A hoppy, tasty pale ale that's not particularly bitter on the finish.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Apr 13 14:17:05 EST 2015

Framingham F-Series Sauvignon Blanc 2013

A top-quality, full-flavoured savvy with wild, balsamic notes and a hint of honey.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Apr 13 14:17:55 EST 2015

McLeish Estate Semillon 2013

McLeish Estate Semillon

An intense, refined and pure Hunter semillon that will age well.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Apr 13 14:16:04 EST 2015

French champagne makers showcase bubbly in Sydney

Rare visit: French winemakers recently visited Australia.

A small taste of France’s most famous export is brought to Sydney and blended with Indigenous art.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Wed Apr 01 12:51:59 EST 2015

Houghton Crofters Chardonnay 2013

Houghton Crofters Chardonnay

A fruit-driven, easy-drinking chardonnay with pleasing balance.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Mar 30 14:39:52 EST 2015

Toi Toi Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Toi Toi Sauvignon Blanc

This bargain savvy is bright and appealing, with crisp acidity and a long finish.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Mar 30 14:38:57 EST 2015

Domaine du Vissoux Les Griottes Beaujolais 2013

A soft, modern Beaujolais with fresh cherry and strawberry aromas.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Mar 30 14:37:13 EST 2015

Brokenwood Latara Vineyard Semillon 2009

Brokenwood Latara Vineyard Semillon

A fresh and intense semi-mature Semillon such as only the Hunter can produce.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Mar 30 14:36:31 EST 2015

Poggio al Sole Chianti Classico 2012

Made in Tuscany by a Swiss winemaker, this dark and deep Chianti is intense and well structured.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Mar 30 14:34:07 EST 2015

Stone & Wood Pacific Ale

A satisfying, fruity ale made from all Australian ingredients in Byron Bay.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Mar 30 14:34:38 EST 2015

Low-alcohol wine on its way

A Forrest winery in New Zealand.

A New Zealand winemaker turns over an old leaf and finds the answer.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Mar 24 00:00:00 EST 2015

Clairault Chardonnay, Margaret River 2012

This is a remarkable chardonnay whatever the price.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Mar 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

Majella The Musician Cabernet Shiraz, Coonawarra 2013

With good depth of fruit, this cabernet shiraz has potential to age a while.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Mar 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

Paul Giraud VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac

This cognac is lovely and fine, elegant and light on its feet; intense but not heavy.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Mar 17 00:00:00 EST 2015

Leo Buring DW R20 Leopold Riesling, Tamar Valley, Tasmania 2014

This tight riesling is built to age, but you could enjoy it now with fish.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Tue Mar 17 00:00:00 EST 2015