Wine with Winsor – 237

July 7, 2014
. Sweet indulgence Scotchmans Hill 2012 Late Harvest Riesling There have been some recent ructions at Scotchmans Hill on the Bellarine Peninsula outside Geelong but the wine quality remains high and this is an outstanding […]

Wine with Winsor – 236

June 23, 2014
. Terrific Tasmanian Derwent Estate 2012 Chardonnay  The vast majority of the fruit that goes into Penfolds’ flagship Yattarna Chardonnay comes from Derwent Estate, overlooking the Derwent River at Granton, north of Hobart. And while […]

Wine with Winsor – 235

June 11, 2014
. French treat Grand Sud 2012 Merlot A French wine in a one-litre bottle for a bargain basement price rang alarm bells for me but this merlot from the Pay d’Oc region is a nice […]

Wine with Winsor – 234

May 26, 2014
. Cheap and Cheerful Yarran 2013 Pinot Grigio Sometimes a wine doesn’t need to have immense texture or complexity. It just needs to be crisp and refreshing. This little bargain basement number from young winemaker […]

Hunter Valley: What to eat?

May 26, 2014
Visitors to the Hunter are also spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. Bistro Molines in Mount View, a quiet corner of the Hunter Valley, is set high in the hills with dramatic […]

Hunter Valley with Winsor

May 26, 2014
There are some wine regions where nothing much happens from year to year. Then there is the Hunter Valley, which is in a constant state of activity with its many festivals and tasting events – […]

Beguiling Bangkok

May 12, 2014
Bangkok has returned to normal and remains one of the world’s great gourmet destinations, travel editor Winsor Dobbin discovers. Celebrity Thai chef Pitaya Phanphensophon (pictured right) is creating quite a stir as he guides us […]

Wine with Winsor – 233

May 12, 2014
. .Italian accent Brown Brothers 18 Eighty Nine 2013 Pinot Grigio There are a number of Italian families in the high country of north-east Victoria growing grape varieties from their homeland and Brown Brothers have […]

Wine with Winsor – 232

April 28, 2014
. . Resurgent label Rosemount Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker Matt Koch is doing a sterling job of lifting standards at Rosemount Estate, which is very much a label on the upswing. You’ll find plenty […]

Wine with Winsor – 231

April 15, 2014
. Ripper riesling Wynns Coonawarra Estate 2013 Riesling Coonawarra may be best known for its reds but Wynns have been making this reliably good riesling since 1962. It’s a lovely wine with varietal lime and […]
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