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Andrew Graham
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Orlando Abrigo Barbaresco Montersino 2011

Orlando Abrigo Barbaresco Montersino 2011 Had this at Armando Al Pantheon in Rome, which was easily the biggest food disappointment of the trip (overcooked food and surly service). Even had the somm tell me that they ‘only stock producers who use big…

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The simple joy of the De Fermo Pecorino d'Abruzzo Superiore 2015

De Fermo Pecorino d’Abruzzo Superiore 2015 This trip was the first time that I’ve been to the Abruzzo and what a joy it proved to be. The mountains, in particular, seem wilder and more contrasting than I expected, the beaches much more attractive than the…

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Home and my final wine in Rome

It’s great to be home. Great, in particular, to be back on my own pillow. Italian pillows fall into one of two camps – a) stunted lumps or b) shapeless fluff balls. I then end up typically putting one of each of these pillows together to form an overly…

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Happy Birthday Australian Wine Review! This website turns nine years old today (by my rubbish calculations) and I’m celebrating. This is the farthest from home that I’ve been for the website birthday, but in a wonderfully apt place to be banging on about…

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Australian Wine Review on Tour 2017

Australian Wine Review on Tour 2017 It’s been a long time coming, but today I’m off for my first decent European trip in a good 18 months. For the next 3 odd weeks I’ll be looking forward to eating my body weight in pasta, panini and other good p things…

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The best beer of 2017 so far: Modus Operandi Zoo Feeder IPA

Modus Operandi Zoo Feeder IPA This is my early contender for Beer of The Year. The 500ml silver cans of Modus Operandi are commonly found in the Graham household fridge, with their Sonic Prayer IPA a constant presence in the official ‘fridge door’ zone.…

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Balgownie Black Label Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Balgownie Black Label Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2015 Discovered in the back of the tasting pile. Always smartly priced Pinot this, and no different in 2015.

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Hahndorf Hill Zsa Zsa Zweigelt Nouveau 2016

Hahndorf Hill Zsa Zsa Zweigelt Nouveau 2016 Beaujolais Nouveau meets the Austrian red grape Zweigelt in a juicy ball of light red fruit fun. Good work Larry & Hahndorf crew, I like.

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Found: Real Nebbiolo outside of Italy in Pizzini's proper 2012 Neb

Pizzini Nebbiolo 2012 No, it’s not from Piedmont. That’s the Nebbiolo caveat. It’s the assumption that anything outside of the Langhe is ultimately inferior. I can only imagine how hard it is for winemaker’s making Nebbiolo anywhere else. A proper…

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Even Keel Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2015

Even Keel Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2015 Even Keel is the second label of Mornington producer Polperro, which apparently has cellar door yoga classes. Diverse. Sam Coverdale’s wines are pretty handy too.
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