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Hi, I'm a Master of Wine (MW) having passed in 1997. I opened a wine shop in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, called The Wine Library and this is my personal wine blog. There should be no conflict of interest between my work with The Wine Library and the opinions expressed herein but I will do my utmost to be fair and responsible in my posts – please read my Who Pays article in re the ethics of wine trips and writing. I have worked in wine education, retail, and consultancy since 1990. From June 2013 until May 2017 I was the Retail Manager for The Wicklow Wine Company. I was a member of the Council of the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) from 2008 to 2014 and was also a member of the Events, Trips, and Governance Committees. Having had problems with potentially libellous comments from unidentifiable posters, I now require that if you post a comment, you must identify yourself properly or it won't be published. Please note that I do not review products or services on request so kindly don't ask. I value my independence and I believe my readers (few that they may be) do so also.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Dinner bites

A quickie - mainly because I'm tired and I find I can't really taste wines over dinner that well. These were all good:
2001 Yarrabank Late Disgorged Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley;
1998, 2004 & 2008 Tahbilk Marsanne, from Goulburn;
1996, 2002 & 2006 d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings from McLaren Vale;
2006 John Duval Plexus, 2005 John Duval Eligo, 2006 John Duval Entity all Barossa;
1992, 1996 & 2002 Yalumba The Reserve Cabernet/Shiraz from Barossa;
Rockford Black Shiraz Sparkling Shiraz from Barossa.

Dinner gorgeous - we are very well fed. Guests were Iain Riggs of Brokenwood, Chester Osborne of d'Arenberg, John Duval, Jeff Grosset and Stephen Pannell.

Goodnight all!

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