Lots of new wines available

We have just received our first full container of wine which includes wines from Jean-Pierre Robinot, Jean-Michel Stephan (a new producer from Côte Rôtie) who makes beautiful, light red wines from the Sérine grape variety, another new producer, Pascal Simonutti (some of you may know the “scribble” labels) whose lovely wines we have been enjoying for the past few years in France, Agnès and René Mosse (yes, Moussamoussettes is back), Yann Durieux, a bunch of pet nats from Les Capriades, some more of the exciting wines from Anne-Marie and Pierre Lavaysse of Petit Gimios, the rustic white and red wines from Nicolas Carmarans in the Aveyron (the Selves and Maximus are extraordinary this vintage), a new supply of the no-added-sulphur wines from Axel Prüfer of Le Temps des Cerises in the Languedoc, more wines from Jean-Paul Brun in the Beaujolais including his quaffable rosé, the delicious sulphur free wines of La Paonnerie, another shipment from Henri Milan, the much-loved Vézelay wines from Domaine de la Cadette and Domaine Montanet-Thoden including the ever-popular Melon de Bourgogne, a shipment from Fanny Sabre in Burgundy, the good value reds from Stéphane Guion in the Loire and also in the Loire the wines of Domaine de la Garreliere (and yes, the Gamay Sans Tra La La was in the shipment and is now available!).

Note that these wines and the prices have been updated on the Buy Wine page and in the Order Form on that page. We are gradually updating the descriptions on the Producer pages but this will take a little while to complete.

November newsletter now available

Our November edition of the Wine Talk newsletter is now available and has some interesting special offers for you.

You can download a copy of the newsletter by clicking on the link below:

The newsletter has five special offers this month (and a secret special offer), plus articles about the Serine grape variety found in the Rhone Valley and the famous Cote Rotie appellation in the Rhone. We also have news of a number of upcoming events and a story about fibreglass tanks which are used to ferment and mature wine.

Our response to the Huon Hooke outburst

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:

Our response to Huon Hooke's article - Restaurant wine lists too trendy

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! 

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.

Mailing List

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.

Our regions

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.