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Tag: wine

Great. There’s a hotel at the airport.

by The Editor

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It’s been a long time coming, but last Thursday a collection Canberrans were wined-and-dined the Grand Opening of the Canberra Vibe Hotel at the airport.

So, should Canberrans get excited about a hotel at the airport?

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Likely Lads Bring a New Wine Label to Canberra

by The Editor

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Okay. Here’s a challenge.

We want you to name as many Canberra wine labels as you can. Go on. Have a think about it and see how many you can come up with before your scroll down into this article.

(Oh, and… yes. This is a trick question)

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Mount Majura Vineyard absolutely kills it in 2016 Wine Companion

by The Editor

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Canberra’s wine scene continues to go from strength-to-strength with one of our personal favourites, Mount Majura Vineyard, recently being recognised for an amazing vintage. They’ve got some delicious news about their recent efforts.
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Local Success at 2014 Good Food Awards

by The Editor

Well, the results are in, and once again Canberra restaurants have featured quite well in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Awards.

The big question is: Who will take this year’s hats? The old-skool crew, or Canberra’s latest slew of fresh faced outlets?

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Walt & Burley Arrives at Kingston Foreshore

by The Editor

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Well, it’s finally here. After 15 long years of Kingston Foreshore’s vision, we finally have the opening of Walt & Burley – a bar in such prime position down by the lake that you’ll wonder why it’s taken half a century to decide this is probably a good use of waterfront land.

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Elderton Comes to Canberra

by The Vinsiders

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Elderton is an iconic winery from the Barossa. It has been owned by the Ashmead Family since 1979, with the first Elderton wines produced in 1982. The original grapevines were planted in 1894 (yep, that’s right).

The aim of the Ashmeads is to “produce world class wines from entrenched varieties, grown in the Barossa from our own vineyard holdings”, to “celebrate the individual terroirs of each of our sites and … to produce wines that show true regional history and character, varietal definition and a healthy slice of our own personalities”.

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The Thursday Tipple – 2009 Yarrh Cabernet Shiraz

by C.A. Bonham

Yaaaarrh! You scurvy dog!

Ok, we got that out of our system. Even a Canberran can’t escape the need to talk like a pirate whilst drinking Yarrh Vineyard wines. However to have their wines known purely for a painfully obvious pirate-reference would be a damn shame.

Based just outside Murrumbateman, Yarrh are single vineyard, individual and really doing their own thing. Yarrh wines are an honest representation of their vineyard, year in and year out. Visiting their unique cellar-door is a great opportunity to taste wines that don’t taste like anything else. Yarrh isn’t trying to be like any other vineyard, follow trends or dumb things down for us… let’s check it out.

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The Thursday Tipple – 2008 Brindabella Hills Shiraz

by C.A. Bonham

Hello all, it’s that time again… where we dedicate ourselvesd to trying, testing, deciphering and lusting after more of the produce from our local vineyards.  On this occassion we are in the Hall region of Canberra at Brindabella Hills; and it’s Shiraz we are after.

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THE THURSDAY TIPPLE: 2010 Pankhurst Cabernet Merlot

by C.A. Bonham

 

What are we drinking?

This Tipple we are diving back into Cabernet country with the Pankhurst 2010 Cabernet Merlot. We first tried the Pankhurst Cabernet Merlot as a chalkboard special at Pulp Kitchen in Ainslie and it really stood out among other samplings, demanding a bit more attention.  Subsequently, we ventured to their vineyard to sample their wares and spent more time with our new friend.

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Public Bar – Revisited

by The Editor

Back in November, we were excited by the removal of the large hoardings that kept the new Public Bar obscured from prying eyes.  On one of the most prominent sites on the Southside, it was always going to set hopes high.  We liked it, but felt overcharged by a venue effetively facing a service station.

Having been informed prices had been lowered and the menu revised, it was certainly worth another visit.  On a cloudy mid-April day we returned, tempted by the idea of a pie.

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