Der Raum

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438 Church St Richmond, 3121 03 9428 0055 When I said I was going to Der Raum, I was the least to say perplexed to receive facebook replies asking me: “Are you a member? I thought it was members only?” Having successfully made table reservation, I didn’t inquire further… It is only when I arrived … Continue reading

NZ part 9 – final chapter

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In the days, weeks and even months after a much needed indulgent, relaxing and refreshing holiday, many of us – unfortunately – fall prey to post-holiday blues. People say contemplating the next holiday helps, but seriously? I do that and I feel more depressed that it is so so so long away. Though sad to … Continue reading

Naked for Satan

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285 Brunswick St Fitzroy 9416 2238 Alongside its overtly suggestive name, its décor is similarly quirky, decked out in lurid wallpaper, metallic-copper boilers & shiny decorative centrepieces. This place offers $2 pintxos buffet-style – with a huge selection of Spanish morsels. There is an honour system involved, whereby you pay according to the number of … Continue reading

Punch Lane

Punch Lane

43 Lt Bourke St Melbourne CBD, 3000 (03) 9639 4944 One from the archives; pre-dating my blog. Not many words, but lots of juicy photos! Small cosy place, with a really warm and ambient atmosphere. As a wine bank, they have quite an extensive wine selection.    Tapas / entrees: Rabbit & caramalised onion – … Continue reading

Wine Bank on View

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45 View St Bendigo 03 54444655 Wednesday night in Bendigo is ‘wine tasting night’ at Wine Bank on View. They provide a weekly selection of hand-picked wines (generally locally but also many from afar) for free tasting. Intelligible explanations and appraisals from the friendly staff really make this a gem of an idea! Too bad … Continue reading

Introduction for beginners: Wine Tasting

After my attempt at writing up my post on Balgownie Estate & Sandhurst Ridge Winery, I decided I needed to move beyond my very non-descriptive terminology – this is high in tannins, or this is really smooth – so I decided I would research and write a short digest on the topic of wine tasting. The … Continue reading

Balgownie Estate & Sandhurst Ridge Winery

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Balgownie Estate Hermitage Rd Maiden Gully 03 5449 6222 Sandhurst Ridge Winery 156 Forest Drive Morang 03 5435 2534 Having an afternoon off, I decided to go acquaint myself with some local wineries. Was actually hoping to visit a number of them, but you will see why at the end of this post why I … Continue reading

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