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Chablis to Beaune

Chablis to Beaune

Having just returned from France (again) having climbed the rather silly distance of more than 9,000 metres on a bicycle through the Alps, i...
John Glaetzer John's Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

John Glaetzer John's Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Shortly to head off overseas again, this time more unexpectedly to ride a bike up mountains near Annecy.  But before I go, this is an ex...
Paris to Chablis

Paris to Chablis

Jetlag recovered, the first stop on the wine itinerary was Chablis.  I suspect due to pre-conceptions of cold winters and frost, I had alway...
Oakvale Ablington Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Oakvale Ablington Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

The specs seem great - single vineyard, low yielding, handpicked and 35 year old vines. I just wasn't convinced in the glass.  Aroma...
Mommessin Château de Pierreux Brouilly 2013

Mommessin Château de Pierreux Brouilly 2013

The Beaujolais region is struggling, but Beaujolais  crus such as this from the appellation of Brouilly around Mt Brouilly are not.  It&...
A couple of Patina new releases; Little Wood Orange Chardonnay 2011 and Reserve Orange Chardonnay 2010

A couple of Patina new releases; Little Wood Orange Chardonnay 2011 and Reserve Orange Chardonnay 2010

A post-France resolution is to post wine reviews more quickly.  This pair are new release chardonnays from Patina from the Orange region.  T...
Melbourne to Paris

Melbourne to Paris

Well, it has been a fantastic week touring Burgundy's wine regions.  My bold plan to post after each day's visits ended as it starte...

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