New World


Canberra District Shiraz Viognier 2016

Very composed, young and fresh
Silky tannin
Quite old world style
Raspberry, irony and pretty floral
Already enjoyable
— 18 days ago

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Bell Hill Vineyards

Old Weka Pass Road Pinot Noir 2016

Pale Ruby. Some clove and tarry nuances on the nose. The pale colour belies the M+ Intensity. Very Burgundian in aroma, structure and palate. Even better on the 2nd night. The 2nd wine of Bell Hill made from younger vines from the top Cuvée. Very impressive. Only 1897 bottles made from Canterbury NZ and difficult to source even in Australia. — 8 days ago

Severn, Shawn and 10 others liked this

Boneface Brewing

The Unit NZ IPA

Great beer for watching the footy on telly — 16 days ago

Casey, Ron and 11 others liked this

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Tincan Wines

Sassy Sauvignon

Wow. Just completely different bouquet than any other wine. Smells more like a citrusy saison than any wine. Melon, grapefruit zest.

Beautiful amber yellow/orange color.

Redefines zip in a wine. Kombucha. Overall roundedness with all the big flavor profiles, umami, sweet, fruity, bubbles, tart.

Wild honey. Wild pleasure.

In writing this, downed the first glass.

— 11 days ago

Neil and Ron liked this

Wither Hills

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

I like this New Zealand savignon blanc. It’s got an interesting nose- not just a citrus bomb. The wine has some green apple and line, with a chalky finish. Crisp and refreshing. Had it w shrimp scampi. Good value. — 15 hours ago

Keith, Severn and 1 other liked this

Singlecut Beersmiths

Weird & Gilly IPA

Really good beer from Single Cut, of course. On the more hoppy side of this style. Excellent finish. Most enjoyable. — 19 days ago

Severn, Keith and 13 others liked this

Ata Rangi

Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016

Wait for it... the second day this showed well, and finally started to open with some forest and Burgundian notes. The first day was tight and sharp. ... I don’t agree with some of the sky high magazine reviews, perhaps projecting potential like an over valued dot com. — 9 days ago

Ira, Brandon and 11 others liked this
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@Jonathan Wall I have found these need around 4 to 5 years before pulling the cork on the first one. A mature example is a wonderful Pinot Noir I think you will find.

Brewery Ommegang

Shadow Brewer

Ebon and inscrutable, lacing showing creamy curtain to cosmic shatter; coffee ice cream colored. Moist, rum raisin cake baking alongside Black Forest cake with walnuts. Heavy lavender in a rough cut oak crate, makes this smell really beautiful. Vanilla and caramel chocolates entice. Bakers dark unsweetened chocolate, tastes of aniseed, clove, nutmeg, peppercorn; the whole toasty barrel. Burnt fig, cinnamon, espresso bean, with a clear charred oak concealing allspice and malt, in line with its working spirit. Impressive beer, evoking coal and tar pits with its smoky, austere reimagining of dark vulcan arts. Not a sweet one, but fiery and thick on the edges of the cauldron. — 19 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 1 other liked this

Sixpoint Brewery


Big shout out to Mike Taylor for the Shatter. Orange tinted straw gold; hazy, no lacing save for isolated jots. Huge perfume nose of orange and peach blossoms, lilies, daisies, marigold, and dandelion. What a fantastic integration of mouthfeel and intensity! Orange and lime oil, with lemon pudding, ginger, sweet grapefruit, lemongrass, green pear, paw paw and crystalline honey. A really nice double ipa! Generous finish! — 6 days ago

Severn and Sharon liked this

White Cliff

Pinot Noir 2018

Light taste with a good wine fragrance — 2 days ago