May have gone slightly over board, but I was like a kid in a sweet shop.  I was very impressed with the selection and the knowledgeable staff at both Wine Direct in Parnell and Maison Vauron in Newmarket.  

Wine we have chosen:

  • Ernest Rapeneau, Brut, NV, Champagne, France
  • Prophets Rock, Dry Riesling, 2011, Central Otago, New Zealand
  • Vinoptima, Ormond Gewurztraminer, 2008, Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Vega-Sicilia-Oremus-Mandolas, Tokaji Dry (100% Furmint), 2012, Tokaj, Hungary
  • Raats, Chenin Blanc, 2009, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Domaine De Chalet Pouilly B.A Leger Plumet, Pouilly-Fuisse, 2013, Bourgogne, France
  • Kendall-Jackson, Vintners Reserve Chardonnay, 2013, Santa Rosa, California, USA
  • Domaine Chignard, Fleurie "Les Moriers", 2013, Fleurie, France
  • Earl Christian & Pascal Menaut, Pommard, 2009, Bourgogne, France
  • Raats, Dolomite Cabernet-Franc, 2012, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Chateau Fourcas Dupre, Listrac-Medoc, 2010, Bordeaux, France
  • Kirnbauer, Das Phantom, 2009, Burgenland, Austria
  • Domaine Lefage, "Tessellae" Carignan Vielles-Vignes, 2013, Cotes Catalanes, France
  • Alain Jaume & Fils, Domaine Grand Veneur, Cotes du Rhone, 2013, Les Champauvins, France
  • Domaine Lionnet, Cornas "Terre Brule", 2012, Cornas, France
  • Niepoort, Rotulo Tinto, 2013, Dao, Portugal
  • Bernard Boutinet, Pineau Des Charantes, NV, Breville, France

Tasting notes to come.