Victoria (abbreviated as Vic.) is a state in the south-east of Australia. Victoria is Australia's most densely populated state and its second-most populous state overall. Most of its population is concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Melbourne, which is Australia's second-largest city. Geographically the smallest state on the Australian mainland, Victoria is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, and South Australia to the west.
Posts about Victoria
    • Top 15 under-$25 wines of 2014

      Barque Smokehouse Miami Ribs PHOTO: Kevin Hewitt and Jill Chen ( The year-end list. Why? To “free the individual from the collective.” To ponder, speculate and formulate a narrative. To create the sociological, world of wine equivalent of splitting the atom. To celebrate the triumph of laic heterodoxy and the arrogance of modernity.

      Michael Godel/ Godelloin Riesling Chardonnay- 3 readers -
    • Tout près by Farr 2012

      A striking wine with plenty of amplitude and movement. Pinot noir. Geelong. 13%. Sealed with Cork. The whole bunches are very obvious and in scent it is not unlike the Applejack from Giant Steps, though perhaps with less smoulder and more softness. I'm still not convinced that a stem can transmit place. . . Spice and sap, rhubarb and roots.

      Wino sapienin Pinot Noir- 6 readers -
  • Mount Mary Pinot noir 2012

    … Pretty and tight, but safe and a little too squeaky. There's no exaggeration or fault and a pleasing lack of splinters; all the facets are in balance, with more fruit than wood, a suggestion of spice but to my nose it is not apparent if there are whole bunches. You can smell the restraint. It's pale and bright, not perfectly clear. Mostly fruit…

    Wino sapienin Pinot Noir- 5 readers -
  • Tom Rogers Syrah 2013

    … A new label, which is very cute and clever and appropriate for the month of Movember; I wonder - is this what comes after the critters? From what I can find, Tom Rogers is the composite of Tom Hill and Jason Rogers. 14% alcohol, approx $A30. Yarra Valley, 35% whole bunches. I'm not completely convinced, finding this is a little too big and top…

    Wino sapien- 2 readers -
  • Australia, Shiraz and Viognier Blend, Terlato & Chapoutier, Victoria, 2013

    … Australia, Shiraz and Viognier Blend, Terlato & Chapoutier, Victoria, 2013 Blend: 95% shiraz and 5% viognier N/ Countryside sage and soil, a virtual walk amongst wild sagebrush and lavender. Black cherry, taffy, fresh rain, and wet cement. Wonderful. Her only distraction is a hint of rubber. T/ Medium full mouth feel. Dusty, black… 5 readers -
  • Giant Steps Sexton Chardonnay 2012

    … I think this is stylistically closer to the Arthurs Creek than the Tarraford. There's more stone than creamy augmentation and something green springs from the glass. . . The mouth is greater than the nose. . . The sensory impact on the tongue more telling and demanding than the scent which seems to belong something else. It's bitter and pith like…

    Wino sapienin Riesling Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • 29.9.14

    … I've sniffed and cooked with fresh and dried Bay leaves before, but never sequentially or with intent. The larger green leaves have a softness and roundness to the their scent, they seem more complete, though milder and warmer. More nutmeg and cinnamon and less point. The dried leaves are sharper and more focused - with menthol, eucalyptus, cloves…

    Wino sapienin Pinot Noir- 2 readers -
  • Last week

    … 1. A green rub for roast lamb. A small handful of parsley, a few sprigs of rosemary, three or four cloves of garlic and the zest from half a small lemon, salt and pepper. Process (with mortar or machine) into a paste and add a glug of olive oil to loosen. Rub onto a leg lamb which is lying on a bed of chopped onions (3) and white wine vinegar (2…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Riesling- 5 readers -
  • Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

    …, joyous and delicious chilled, too. Serve it with the awesome Sticky spare ribs recipe and see just how versatile it is. 2013 La Boheme Act Three Pinot Gris, De Bortoli, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia (approx. £15.00, Oddbins, Planet of the Grapes tel. 020 7929 7224, Portland Wine Cellars tel. 01704 534299, South Downs Cellars tel. 01273 833830…

    Matthew Jukesin Malbec- 8 readers -
  • Six stunning wines matched to Janet Street-Porter’s recipes

    Six remarkable wines this week with a few that are matched to Janet Street-Porter’s quirky recipes featured in this week’s Weekend Magazine. 2013 The Gum, Single Vineyard Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, South Australia (£10.00, Marks & Spencer). This is one of the most rapier-sharp 2/3 Semillon 1/3 Sauvignon Blanc blends in Australia.

    Matthew Jukes/ Matthew Jukes- 7 readers -
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