An error corrected
In our Information section we included a link to the article we have written in response to Huon Hooke's article entitled "Restaurant wine lists too trendy". This was an extraordinary and, in our opinion, completely unwarranted attack on a group of Australian sommeliers who we find to be enthusiastic, dedicated, knowledgeable and very, very professional.
You can read our response by clicking on the link below:
An exciting dinner at Luxembourg for lovers of Beaujolais wines
We love Luxembourg, the restaurant in St Kilda set up by Andrew McConnell and chef Chris Watson. This French-themed venue serves amazing food and has an excellent selection of wines to match the food. Many of them are natural wines.
On Monday 17th of November they are holding a special dinner to celebrate the imminent release of the Beaujolais Nouveau wines that always are available late in that month. While we won't have any nouveau examples there will be a range of interesting Beaujolais wines from master winemaker Jean-Paul Brun served including a rare white Beaujolais.
Tickets are $130pp for all courses and
matched wines. For
bookings call +61 3 9525 4488. It will
be a night to remember!
It will be a night to remember!
August newsletter now available
Our August edition of the Wine Talk newsletter is now available and is packed with interesting special offers for you. It also contains a detailed response to an extraordinary outburst by Sydney wine writer Huon Hooke attacking leading Australian sommeliers, orange wines, European wines, leading restaurant wine lists and much more besides. We would normally ignore such an outburst, however it contained just so much that was wrong that we felt we had to put the record straight.
You can download a copy of the newsletter by clicking on the link below:
The newsletter has six special offers this month, plus articles about the Bourboulenc grape variety found in southern France and the emerging Maranges appellation.
New wine arrivals
Thanks to everyone who created a storm last month with the Robinot wines selling out within a very short time after we announced their arrival. For those ofyou who were disappointed not to receive some of the precious allocation, we have some good news. There will be another shipment arriving in October. If you would like to be on the list to be notified of their arrival send us an email to email@example.com.
We have also just received a shipment of Dominique Belluard's amazing wines from the Savoie including his superb sparkling wine and his still wine called Les Alpes - both made from the incredibly rare Gringet grape variety.
Complete wine catalogue on-line
In response to many requests we now have all of our wines listed along with the recommended retail price on the Buy Wine page which you can get to by clicking on the "Buy Wine" menu option above.
If you are not on the mailing list all you have to do is type your email address into the 'Receive our Newsletter' box on the right and click on Send then confirm your choice. The newsletter contains information about special packs which contain a number of the recent arrivals.
We stock wines from the following regions/appellations:
Jura, Arbois, Arbois Pupillin, Savoie, Ayse, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon, Cote de Brouilly, Fleurie, Moulin a Vent, Champagne, Anjou, Fiefs Vendeens, Aveyron, Gaillac, Provence, Ventoux, Rhone (southern and northern), Touraine, Bourgueil, Sancerre, Chablis, Saint Bris, Bourgogne Vezelay, Bourgogne Aligote, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Saint Aubin, Maranges, Monthelie, Aloxe-Corton, Beaune, Savigny-les-Beaune, Mercurey, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chitry, Coteaux-du-Layon, Savennieres, Cheverny, Cour-Cheverny, Muscat de Rivesaltes, Cotes du Roussillon Villages, Vin de Pays des Cotes Catalanes, Buzet, Muscadet, Languedoc, St Jean de Minervois, Cairanne, Coteau d'Ancenis, Vouvray.