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With any luck, Qantas willing, I am going to be in Australia next month
(sorry St Helier NZ gets missed n this one). since I have a coupoe of days
on the itinerary in Hunter Valley, what one or two places are don't/can't
miss? My taste runs to Rhones for Reds and White Burgundies fro white

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Mike Tommasi wrote in
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Joseph Coulter wrote:
With any luck, Qantas willing, I am going to be in Australia next
month (sorry St Helier NZ gets missed n this one). since I have a
coupoe of days on the itinerary in Hunter Valley, what one or two
places are don't/can't miss? My taste runs to Rhones for Reds and
White Burgundies fro white


Wrong country! :-)))))



U knew something was wrong with my plan! si ket ne hyst say I daon't
fancy oak juice and would rather sit on my furniture than drink it, butI
have had some very good Australian wines, including unoaked Chardonay
from Trevor Jones and the just fun Grenache (?) called Bitch

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Mike Tommasi wrote in
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Joseph Coulter wrote:
With any luck, Qantas willing, I am going to be in Australia next
month (sorry St Helier NZ gets missed n this one). since I have a
coupoe of days on the itinerary in Hunter Valley, what one or two
places are don't/can't miss? My taste runs to Rhones for Reds and
White Burgundies fro white


Wrong country! :-)))))


Might add that one of my first really nice wines was in Sydney during R
and R I ate a nicer restaurant in King's Cross- no comments please. I
had a cabernet S from some valley (back in 71) I recall the wine being
almost better thant the steak!


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Mike Tommasi wrote in
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Joseph Coulter wrote:
Mike Tommasi wrote in
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Joseph Coulter wrote:
With any luck, Qantas willing, I am going to be in Australia next
month (sorry St Helier NZ gets missed n this one). since I have a
coupoe of days on the itinerary in Hunter Valley, what one or two
places are don't/can't miss? My taste runs to Rhones for Reds and
White Burgundies fro white
Wrong country! :-)))))



U knew something was wrong with my plan! si ket ne hyst

what was that could it be As I often say "I don't ..."
say I daon't
fancy oak juice and would rather sit on my furniture than drink it,
butI have had some very good Australian wines, including unoaked
Chardonay from Trevor Jones and the just fun Grenache (?) called
Bitch


I would love to do such a trip. Would it not be nice to have a short
convenient guide based on your criteria?





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Hunter valley winemakers can make great reds;
But not from Hunter Valler grapes! (The honest ones will tell you that
themselves!)

Suggestions;
Go to Rosemount and taste the premium labels
(Leave the 'diamond' labels for when you get home.)
Then go to Tempus Two and taste the best!

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With any luck, Qantas willing, I am going to be in Australia next month
(sorry St Helier NZ gets missed n this one). since I have a coupoe of days
on the itinerary in Hunter Valley, what one or two places are don't/can't
miss? My taste runs to Rhones for Reds and White Burgundies fro white

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I see from your website that you think we speak English here.
We don't speak English any more than you Yanks do.
We speak Strine, for Chrissake!
Best of luck with your visit. Pity you can't take a little side trip to
Victoria to taste some great Pinot Noir (from our South) and fabulous Shiraz
(from our North East)
martinatweldingautomationdotcomdotau

"Joseph Coulter" wrote in message
. 97.136...
With any luck, Qantas willing, I am going to be in Australia next month
(sorry St Helier NZ gets missed n this one). since I have a coupoe of days
on the itinerary in Hunter Valley, what one or two places are don't/can't
miss? My taste runs to Rhones for Reds and White Burgundies fro white

--
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www.josephcoulter.com

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"Potblak" wrote in
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I see from your website that you think we speak English here.
We don't speak English any more than you Yanks do.
We speak Strine, for Chrissake!

Such a relief that, I can't get that posh thing at all though the last
time I was in OZ I was accused, briefly of being a "bloody pommie"

Best of luck with your visit. Pity you can't take a little side trip
to Victoria to taste some great Pinot Noir (from our South) and
fabulous Shiraz (from our North East)
martinatweldingautomationdotcomdotau


Actually I will be in Victoria, but my time will be under someone
else's agenda. There is to be some wine component-Yarra Valley I suspect


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Joseph Coulter wrote:

With any luck, Qantas willing, I am going to be in Australia next
month (sorry St Helier NZ gets missed n this one).


Might add that one of my first really nice wines was in Sydney during R
and R I ate a nicer restaurant in King's Cross- no comments please. I
had a cabernet S from some valley (back in 71) I recall the wine being
almost better thant the steak!



So near, yet so far - have a great trip to Oz; just keep NZ on your
"to do" list.

As coincidence would have it, in '71 I was living, working and
studying in Sydney, living in Potts Points (suburb adjoining Kings
Cross). I used to suppliment my meagre earnings by playing pool,
against US R&R visitors from Viet Nam (all too many thought that they
were Minnesota Fats!!!). They could never come to grips with playing
pool on a full sized snooker table !!!

st.helier

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So near, yet so far - have a great trip to Oz; just keep NZ on your
"to do" list.

Most assuredly your lordship, NZ is never far from my mind I watched way
too much Xena Warrior Princess for that!

As coincidence would have it, in '71 I was living, working and
studying in Sydney, living in Potts Points (suburb adjoining Kings
Cross). I used to suppliment my meagre earnings by playing pool,
against US R&R visitors from Viet Nam (all too many thought that they
were Minnesota Fats!!!). They could never come to grips with playing
pool on a full sized snooker table !!!

So you were the guy . . . but I didn't play pool so I guess you weren't
afer all. I absolutely loved Sydney, have never been treated so well in
all my life nor had so much fun but my favorite exchange was the first
night as I walked up the street to get some tobacco and this young lady
(absolutely stunning to my mind) steps out of the shadows by the Bank of
New South Wales and says " You want a girl?" to which I replied "sure"
and just kind of stood there. she looked at me and said "You didn't
expect to get for bloody free did you?" I replied, "You asked." Needless
to say I was persona non grata on the street for the rest of the week.


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Joseph Coulter wrote:
With any luck, Qantas willing, I am going to be in Australia next month
(sorry St Helier NZ gets missed n this one). since I have a coupoe of days
on the itinerary in Hunter Valley, what one or two places are don't/can't
miss? My taste runs to Rhones for Reds and White Burgundies fro white


Lately I've been impressed by the Meerea Park Shiraz Viognier, and I saw
a large paper rate one of their other wines quite well. There is a
review he
http://www.webwombat.com.au/lifestyl...es-feature.htm

Be aware that there has been a huge expansion of resort-style wineries
in the region over the past ten years. Many of those wines would come
from young vines.


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On Thu, 02 Aug 2007 07:29:07 -0500, Joseph Coulter
wrote:

With any luck, Qantas willing, I am going to be in Australia next month
(sorry St Helier NZ gets missed n this one). since I have a coupoe of days
on the itinerary in Hunter Valley, what one or two places are don't/can't
miss? My taste runs to Rhones for Reds and White Burgundies fro white


Joe,

I believe you are the 3rd person in the last 12 months to request this
info, and I know there has been a myriad of suggestions to the
previous requests. Google may help..:)

I know it's close to Sydney, but I hope visitors do not leave assuming
it is representative of all Oz wines...:)

Semillon is what the HV does best. Tyrells, Brokenwood, McWilliams
(Lovedale), Tulloch, Chain of Ponds, and a host of small family owned
wineries do this varietal so well, and are usually keen to show the
traveller how well they age, so back vintages are normally on
hand...:)

HV Shiraz is often derided, but through a host of roughish reds, rise
some absolute rippers. Brokenwood have "The Graveyard" Shiraz which
is an iconic drop, Tyrells have a range thast crosses all price
points, and you may want to check out a rising star from HV in
"Capercaille" in the Lower Hunter region. Rhone styles are NOT part
of the HV make-up, moreso, big, in your face shiraz styles.

Good Luck, enjoy the visit.

hooroo....
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Matt S wrote in
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I know it's close to Sydney, but I hope visitors do not leave assuming
it is representative of all Oz wines...:)


Rest assured Tourism Australia picked the Hunter for the conference not
I.

Semillon is what the HV does best. Tyrells, Brokenwood, McWilliams
(Lovedale), Tulloch, Chain of Ponds, and a host of small family owned
wineries do this varietal so well, and are usually keen to show the
traveller how well they age, so back vintages are normally on
hand...:)

This is what I will seek though I am sure that Shiraz will be provided!

HV Shiraz is often derided, but through a host of roughish reds, rise
some absolute rippers. Brokenwood have "The Graveyard" Shiraz which
is an iconic drop, Tyrells have a range thast crosses all price
points, and you may want to check out a rising star from HV in
"Capercaille" in the Lower Hunter region. Rhone styles are NOT part
of the HV make-up, moreso, big, in your face shiraz styles.

Never meant to imply that Rhone styles were all I drank, just my
preference just as I prefer white Burgundy to other styles of
Chardonnay, never the less, I have been known to drink an occassional
other style.

hooroo....




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You have GOT to get them to take you to the Mornington Peninsula, and if to
nowhere else, to Main Ridge, to taste their Half Acre Pinot Noir.
"Joseph Coulter" wrote in message
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"Potblak" wrote in
:

I see from your website that you think we speak English here.
We don't speak English any more than you Yanks do.
We speak Strine, for Chrissake!

Such a relief that, I can't get that posh thing at all though the last
time I was in OZ I was accused, briefly of being a "bloody pommie"

Best of luck with your visit. Pity you can't take a little side trip
to Victoria to taste some great Pinot Noir (from our South) and
fabulous Shiraz (from our North East)
martinatweldingautomationdotcomdotau


Actually I will be in Victoria, but my time will be under someone
else's agenda. There is to be some wine component-Yarra Valley I suspect


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www.josephcoulter.com

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IRMC
Look where the grapes to make the 'Graveyard' come from!
"Matt S" wrote in message
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On Thu, 02 Aug 2007 07:29:07 -0500, Joseph Coulter
wrote:

With any luck, Qantas willing, I am going to be in Australia next month
(sorry St Helier NZ gets missed n this one). since I have a coupoe of days
on the itinerary in Hunter Valley, what one or two places are don't/can't
miss? My taste runs to Rhones for Reds and White Burgundies fro white


Joe,

I believe you are the 3rd person in the last 12 months to request this
info, and I know there has been a myriad of suggestions to the
previous requests. Google may help..:)

I know it's close to Sydney, but I hope visitors do not leave assuming
it is representative of all Oz wines...:)

Semillon is what the HV does best. Tyrells, Brokenwood, McWilliams
(Lovedale), Tulloch, Chain of Ponds, and a host of small family owned
wineries do this varietal so well, and are usually keen to show the
traveller how well they age, so back vintages are normally on
hand...:)

HV Shiraz is often derided, but through a host of roughish reds, rise
some absolute rippers. Brokenwood have "The Graveyard" Shiraz which
is an iconic drop, Tyrells have a range thast crosses all price
points, and you may want to check out a rising star from HV in
"Capercaille" in the Lower Hunter region. Rhone styles are NOT part
of the HV make-up, moreso, big, in your face shiraz styles.

Good Luck, enjoy the visit.

hooroo....





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