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Hi, I'm Dermot Nolan, and I became a Master of Wine (MW) in 1997, and resigned from the Institute of Masters of Wine in 2023 after being an MW for exactly 26 years. I opened a wine shop in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, called The Wine Library, which closed in 2018, and this is my personal wine blog. 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. I was a Director of the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) from 2008 to 2014 and was also a member of the Events Committee, founder of the Trips Committee, and member of the Governance Committee. 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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