Category Archives: Wine

The Abandoned Old Auberge

Not even that old really. 25 years?  The whole thing’s been defunct for at least 5.  The ghosts of failed winemakers haunt it.  But it’s probably the greatest place to get free rosemary in town and there isn’t even a … Continue reading

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Southern Belle 2013

That’s right. ‘Pastoral scene of the gallant south/ the bulging eyes and the twisted mouth’.  I remember that one.  It’s funny the associations you make with some of these McLaren Vale stand-outs.  McLaren Vale I’ve no idea, but the name … Continue reading

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“Curtains for Ray,” I said. “Roy,” he said. And he ought to know. He wrote the book. Funny things happen to me.  I keep running into people who’ve written books.  I know who they are and what they’ve written but … Continue reading

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