Tag Archives: Australia

Wine Reviews May

7 May
2013

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Wine Reviews March

12 Mar
2013

Wine Reviews March

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Winemaker Profile: Sandro Mosele

26 Feb
2013
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Sketch by La Donna del Vino

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Wine Reviews February

12 Feb
2013

Wine Reviews February GRAM LddV 1

 

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Wine Reviews December

11 Dec
2012

Wine Reviews Dec

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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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Wine Reviews August

14 Aug
2012

head red gsm, brash higgins cabernet sauvignon, anselmo mendes muros antigos vinho verde

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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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Battlesip

26 Jun
2012
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Battlesipping in my Barolo King T-shirt. Any commentary on my attire can be directed to Nick Stock.

When I came up with the name for this post I had a good, hearty giggle to myself. I know I’m a lame-o, but say “Battlesip” quickly and it sounds like you have a lisp. Hey, come on. I thought it was clever! Small things really do entertain my small mind on a cold and wet wintery evening.

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The Nonno Diaries – Chapter 4

29 May
2012

Recap: Elio is my grandfather, my Nonno. For someone who is known around his hometown as the man with a perpetual smile on his face, I can only hope to be as content as he is one day. These are simply the stories that he has recounted to me with a twinkle in his eye and that I hope to keep alive by writing them down.

THE NONNO DIARIES

To read ‘Chapter One – The Journey Over’ click here.

To read ‘Chapter Two – School & The Depression Era‘ click here.

To read ‘Chapter Three – The War Years’ click here

CHAPTER FOUR

LIFE, LOVE AND VERA

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The importance of Italian grape varieties to the Australian wine industry

22 May
2012
open arms, gesticulation, Italian, man, politician, hand gesture

“Ask not what your country can do with my grapes, but what my grapes can do for your country.” Err, sure thing, Berlusconi.

An essay submitted for the 2012 Lorenzo Galli Estate Wine Scholarship

By Krystina Menegazzo

WHY AND HOW ARE ITALIAN GRAPE VARIETIES IMPORTANT TO THE AUSTRALIAN WINE INDUSTRY? DISCUSS FOCUSING ON AT LEAST TWO VARIETIES.

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The Nonno Diaries – Chapter 3

3 Apr
2012

Recap: Elio is my grandfather, my Nonno. For someone who is known around his hometown as the man with a perpetual smile on his face, I can only hope to be as content as he is one day. These are simply the stories that he has recounted to me with a twinkle in his eye and that I hope to keep alive by writing them down.

THE NONNO DIARIES

To read ‘Chapter One – The Journey Over’ click here.

To read ‘Chapter Two – School & The Depression Era‘ click here.

CHAPTER THREE

THE WAR YEARS

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The Nonno Diaries – Chapter 2

28 Feb
2012

A young Elio

Recap: Elio is my grandfather, my Nonno. For someone who is known around his hometown as the man with a perpetual smile on his face, I can only hope to be as content as he is one day. These are simply the stories that he has recounted to me with a twinkle in his eye and that I hope to keep alive by writing them down.

THE NONNO DIARIES

To read ‘Chapter One – The Journey Over’ click here.

CHAPTER TWO

SCHOOL & THE DEPRESSION ERA

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