Riesling To The Occasion

Dr Loosen Erdener Pralat Auslese Riesling Mosel 2009

Imagine coming back from holiday and a supplier asking if you’d like to attend a large Riesling tasting featuring some of the best German producers (with a few ring ins). Well that is what happened, and feeling myself Riesling to the occasion of course I said “Oh God yes!”. It is after all the best … Read more

Matteo’s Dinner 06/02/12 – Bring A Bottle Night

One of the highlights of the year is Patrick’s Bring A Bottle Night. Not to take away from his hard and inspired work of assembling wines of a theme and quality suitable for our demanding palates, but on this night everyone pulls out all stops to bring a bottle of incredible quality. We did have … Read more

Martinborough Or Bust

I was recently invited to attend a tasting that contained the best and brightest of Martinborough on New Zealands North Island. Sadly, I have not been there myself, although it sounds like one of those places I will have to make the pilgrimage to at some point in my life. Martinborough, a sub-region of the Wairarapa … Read more

Some Wine Re-Research

So these wines were happily spruiked in my current Cellar Dozen. But I do like to be thorough… and I really enjoyed them last time I tasted them. Franz Haas Pinot Grigio DOC 2010  – I’ve tasted quite a few really good Gris/Grigio wines in the recent past and this is one of the most … Read more

Lunch At RACV Club

Recently I was lucky enough to have lunch at the RACV club and no lunch there would be complete without some amazing wines. Bass Phillip Rose – Dry, spicy and savoury. Nice elegance and texture. Really freshing and really moreish. The best I have seen this wine in ages taste wise. Not so sure about the new packaging … Read more

Wine Notes

A selection of wines I have tasted in the recent past that I have enjoyed. DR BURKLIN WOLF TROCKEN PFALZ RIESLING 2009 – The Bűrklin-Wolf estate is based in the Mittelhaardt, the quality core of Germany’s world-renowned Pfalz. Since the 2001 vintage Bűrklin-Wolf have classified their wines according to the vineyard site (similar to Burgundy) … Read more

January Sale

It seems somehow unbelieveable but I forgot to mention we have a sale going for the month of January. For all wines we currently have in stock we are offering: 10% off 6 bottles or more. Or 20% off 12 bottles or more. Below are the up-to-date lists: Cellar List Highlights include an amazing array of Aussie … Read more

Burgundy On Boxing Day 2011

This years Burgundy On Boxing Day is a wine that I’ve been looking forward to drinking for a long time. Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges Les St Georges 1er Cru 2004 A momentous occasion like this requires time-lapse. 2004 was greatly criticised and overlooked by a lot of people. I had the privilege of drinking quite a … Read more

Bordeaux 2001 – Matteo’s Dinner 05/12/11

One of my most favourite traditions (second only to Burgundy on Boxing Day) is Patrick’s Monday dinners held every second month at Matteo’s in Brunswick. This month we get to look at Bordeaux 2001. An underrated vintage that offers high-quality Bordeaux. We also drink four German Riesling from the excellent vintage of 2007. Plus the usual Champagne on … Read more

Welcome To My Happy Place

Welcome to my Happy Place

Welcome To My Happy Place. Where all the thoughts and (mis)adventures of The Wine Depository staff will be catalogued and probably used against us at a later date. Feel free to comment, interact and generally have a good time. Sign up to my newsletter here. Oh, and feel free to buy some wine too.  It … Read more