Wine Code Breaker #211

2014 Mayer Cabernet, Yarra Valley, Victoria One from the archives…Samuel Pepys is reported to be the pioneer of the modern tasting note. In 1663 he described a recent tasting, for him at least, as follows “Drank a sort of French wine, called Ho Bryan, that hath a good and most particular taste that ever IContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #211”

Wine Code Breaker #414

2022 Mayer Chardonnay Yarra Valley, Victoria The first recorded tasting note for a wine is credited to Samuel Pepys in 1663. His description of the wine was, “hath a good and most particular taste that ever I met with.” This description leaves a lot to the imagination. “Good” can mean many things. I do though likeContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #414”

Wine Code Breaker #413

2021 Longhop Old Vine Shiraz, Adelaide Plains, South Australia A winter Ashes series approaches the Antipodes; some five weeks away to be precise. This provides ample time to select a wine to match the cooler nights watching some devious swing from the medium pacers, deceptive flight from the spinners and toilers, vicious short pitched deliveriesContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #413”

Wine Code Breaker #412

2021 Bekkers Tome (Vol 1) Shiraz, McLaren, South Australia Rey spent her early life eking out an existence by scavenging on the planet Jakku. Her simple life disappeared as she was drawn into helping the Repulic and with this discovered the Force within her. She sought out Master Jedi Luke Skywalker for instruction in masteringContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #412”