Latest Wines

Hanamikura Aya Futsushu Sake

Hanamikura Aya Futsushu Sake

For a Futsushu (brewed from rice grains polished a mere 70 per cent), this shows considerable refinement in flavour and texture.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 19 12:05:51 EST 2015

Pepper Tree Coquun Reserve Shiraz 2011

Pepper Tree Coquun Reserve Shiraz 2011

This is a big Hunter red from the famed Tallawanta vineyard, with deep colour and floral, spice and plum aromas.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 19 11:57:18 EST 2015

Keller von der Fels Riesling 2013

Keller von der Fels Riesling 2014

This has a vibrant, lemony, zesty bouquet, while the palate is rich and full, with remarkable density.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 19 11:52:12 EST 2015

Cherubino Porongurup Riesling 2014

Cherubino Porongurup Riesling 2014

This pale wine has a fresh, youthful fragrance.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 19 11:46:48 EST 2015

Casa Freschi Ragazzi Chardonnay 2013

Casa Freschi Ragazzi Chardonnay 2013

This chardonnay has nutty, nougat-like, slightly smoky aromas that are complex and appealing.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 19 11:39:34 EST 2015

Wilson Vineyard Watervale Riesling 2014

Wilson Vineyard Watervale Riesling 2014

The bouquet evokes lavender powder puff, withlime and green-herb aromas.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 19 11:32:40 EST 2015

Lindemans Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Lindemans Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This very young, simple, fruity wine is also very soft and drinkable.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Jan 19 11:27:25 EST 2015

Xanadu Next of Kin Chardonnay 2013

A step above many $18 chardonnays.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:09 EST 2015

Coopers Premium Light

Light beer is light beer, but if you have to drink it, Coopers is a good choice.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:36 EST 2015

Writer’s Tears Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Writer’s Tears is smooth with malty, vanillin and nutty characters.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:39 EST 2015

Billy Button The Torment King Valley Riesling 2014

From admirable Victorian winemaker Jo Marsh, this riesling has an appealing, slightly Germanic feel.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:42 EST 2015

Chapel Hill Parson’s Nose McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Chapel Hill Parson's Nose McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

A well priced, honest, regional cabernet.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:13 EST 2015

Bass River Single Vineyard Gippsland Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Bass River Single Vineyard Gippsland Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sauvignon challenging the mainstream.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:18 EST 2015

Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Tahbilk’s historic pedigree for Nagambie cabernet finds great expression here.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:23 EST 2015

Salomon Undhof Pfaffenberg Riesling 2011

Salomon Undhof Pfaffenberg Riesling 2011

Lemon curd, peach, mineral and struck-match aromas run through a complex Austrian riesling.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:27 EST 2015

Mount Langi Ghiran Mast Shiraz 2012

Mount Langi Ghiran Mast Shiraz 2012

Sumptuous, inky Grampians shiraz named in honour of the late Trevor Mast, Langi’s pioneering winemaker.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Jan 12 16:57:32 EST 2015

Oxford Landing Shiraz 2013

A smoky, medium-bodied shiraz that's a great drop for the price.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Dec 15 16:02:44 EST 2014

Heemskerk Abel’s Tempest Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2011

A well-balanced chardonnay pinot noir with aromas of almond icing and meringue.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Dec 15 16:00:58 EST 2014

Pikes Traditionale Riesling 2014

This juicy riesling with floral aromas is ideal for cellaring.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Dec 15 15:46:20 EST 2014

Deviation Road Loftia Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2012

A lovely sparkling wine with a rich flavour and cleansing acidity.

Drink | Huon Hooke | Mon Dec 15 15:45:34 EST 2014