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6 Aug
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9 Jul
2013

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11 Jun
2013

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7 May
2013

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9 Apr
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12 Mar
2013

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Winemaker Profile: Sandro Mosele

26 Feb
2013
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Wine Reviews February

12 Feb
2013

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Wine Reviews January

15 Jan
2013

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Wine Reviews December

11 Dec
2012

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Wine Reviews October

16 Oct
2012

Salo Chardonnay 2010, Valentini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2008, Pinga Tempranillo 2009

I thought I might experiment with my wine purchasing habits and see whether buying a wine based on a pretty label would lead me to an equally pretty wine. So I trotted off to some wine shops and even pulled a good-looking bottle from the cellar and put the labels and wines to the test.

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I Dream of Gene [Kelly]

25 Sep
2012

Dancing the Salsa as part of the Street Latin bronze medal

Dancing has had me enamoured ever since I was a little girl. I grew up watching the old musicals such as ‘Calamity Jane‘, ‘Annie‘, ‘Oliver‘, ‘The Sound of Music‘ and my favourite, ‘Singin’ In The Rain‘. Consequently, music and dance have always played an enjoyable part in my life.

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Wine Reviews July

17 Jul
2012

Quealy Friulano Amphora 2011, Shadowfax Minnow 2011, Alain Graillot Syrocco Syrah 2009

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Wine Reviews May

15 May
2012

MONTEVECCHIO Rosso 2011

Heathcote, Victoria

RRP $23.00

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Wine Reviews April

10 Apr
2012

QUARTIER by PORT PHILLIP ESTATE Arneis 2011

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

RRP $30.00

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People tend to match wine with food and vice versa. It is an aspect of working with wine that I adore. Food AND wine? How could you not? However I also have an alternate matching battle going on in my head. Not only am I constantly thinking about food, but my mind has the habit of immediately wandering which song might suit the style, the flavours and the whole package of the wine before me. I’ll admit, it’s a bit strange.

Unashamedly, it turns out that my choice of Caribbean-style melody and dance seen in Kaoma’s 1989 version of ‘Lambada’ was the perfect accompaniment. This may seem non sequitur, considering that we are talking about the locally grown Italian white grape called Arneis, but allow me to explain as there is always a method to my madness.

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I’ll Come Running Back To You

27 Mar
2012

It began with an array of memories that washed over my mind. Then there were the Steely Dan songs I heard aired on the radio. Then I was outside gardening and loving the feeling of dirt between my fingers.

All this developed into a deep longing. I recall the sensation as it was building: A palatable excitement…A nervous grin…An itch…

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Wine Reviews March

13 Mar
2012

PHI Chardonnay 2008 

Yarra Valley, Victoria

RRP $46.00

La Donna del Vino

Dear Patrick Hernandez,

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Wine Reviews February

14 Feb
2012

FIGHTING GULLY ROAD ‘Aquila’ 2010

King Valley & Alpine Valley, Victoria

RRP $24

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Wine Reviews January

10 Jan
2012

HODDLES CREEK ESTATE Pinot Blanc 2010

Upper Yarra Valley, Victoria

RRP $35

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Wine Reviews December

13 Dec
2011

FOSTER E ROCCO Nuovo Sangiovese 2011

Heathcote, Victoria

RRP $30

Heathcote, wine, Australia, Victoria

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