Tim Adams The Aberfeldy Shiraz 2014, Clare Valley, AUD $60
Why do truffles and Italian red wines made from nebbiolo and sangiovese go so well together?
Spring Vale Gewürztraminer 2016, Tasmania, AUD $30
Tim Adams Skilly Ridge Riesling 2017, Clare Valley, AUD $29
Lawson’s Dry Hills Ranu 2017, Marlborough, NZD $28
Man O’War Valhalla Chardonnay 2015, Waiheke Island, NZD $49.90
Mahi Ward Farm Pinot Gris 2015, Marlborough, NZD $29.90
Man O’War Ironclad 2012, Waiheke, NZD $44.90
Man O’War Merlot Cabernet Malbec Petit Verdot 2014, Waiheke, NZD $29.90
I’ve always been skeptical of matching distilled spirits with delicate foods, so it was with some curiosity that I approached the caviar stand at the recent The 3 Winos trade tasting in Sydney. The 3 Winos is a trade day with a difference: Winestock, World Wine Estates and Combined Wines & Foods hire the mezzanine level of the Four Seasons Hotel and their winemakers line up to pour tastes of all their wines. There is marvelous food and entertainment, masterclasses, Dr Hooke’s Wine List Clinic (moi) and lots of colour and movement.