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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)


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


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

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

Meletti Limoncello (700ml)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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


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