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A Taste Of Cabernet

A Taste Of Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the noble varieties. It grows in many wine places around the world and people know it, and can for the most part pronounce it. I’ll refer to it as Cabernet for this article. But briefly I’ll acknowledge his father vine; Cabernet Franc, and that Cabernet Sauvignon has surpassed it in […]

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Rockford Basket Press Dinner At Highline May 2018

Rockford Basket Press Dinner at Highline.

Thursday was a cold Autumn day in Melbourne. Business as usual, but perfect for what was planned in the evening; a dinner showcasing the best Shiraz in Australia, Rockford Basket Press Shiraz. For my own enjoyment, I’ve been collecting Basket Press since at least 2000 vintage. But what do you do with seven or eight […]

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Aussie Wine Month at Beneath Driver Lane 2018 (5)

Australian Wine Month 2018

The Wine Depository’s Australian Wine month tasting is one I look forward to every year. It is obvious you guys do too, as it is always the biggest event I host each year. I’m careful to choose a bigger venue and offer lot more wines than normal so we can share the joy of great, […]

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What the hell does Shiraz taste like anyway

What The Hell Does Shiraz Taste Like Anyway?

I spent an enjoyable January talking to people. It is one of the fun things about Jan that noone is in a hurry and I can get some good insights. Also, bank and financial service people really want to help and spend a lot of time on the phone trying to find a way to […]

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Mystical Rose

The Mystical World Of Rosé 31/8/13 @ Mezzo

On a glorious day, the last of Winter for 2013 the TWD community congregated to discover Rosé, Rosato, Rosado, Rosewein, Blush, Taché. Whatever you call it! The order of the day was busting the myths and introducing the world of real Rosé: Delicate, dry, savoury, textural and so drinkable. By looking at Rosé in its different forms […]

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TempraNeo¡

I’ll freely admit that in the past I’ve never been excited about Australian Tempranillo. All of them were more like dry reds with some Tempranillo flavour. After a tasting on 20th August, I am a convert. All it took was two hours, six focussed and passionate producers and 23 wines. Before we go too far, what is Tempranillo? Well, […]

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WINE OF THE WEEK

WINE OF THE WEEKKaesler Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 – Continuing the theme of Cabernet for winter is this delicious example from the Barossa. Kaesler was established in 1893. The estate has changed hands a couple of times since then but at the core of the property is large parcel of vines over 40 years old, affectionately known as ‘The Old Bastards’. A great […]

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Wines From The Cellar

Over the past little while I’ve been tasting wines from TWD’s cellar to make sure they are still in good condition (yep, that is the real reason for sure!). Here are some of the highlights. You can see the current list here and email any orders or questions to: philip@thewinedepository.com.au DOMAINE RASPAIL-AY GIGNONDAS 2008 & 1998Founded […]

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