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Bentley Wine Vault Tasting March 2022

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Piper Heidsieck Hors-Serie Champagne 1971

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Beechworth Photo Essay

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Penfolds Superblend 802-A and Penfolds Superblend 802-B 2018

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Produttori del Barbaresco Riservas 2016

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WE WERE NOT MEN

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TWF Chardonnay in 2020 – The Year in Review

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Max Allen’s Intoxicating new book

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Produttori del Barbaresco Riservas 2015

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The gifts wine writers get

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Tyrrell’s Johnno’s Shiraz 2004 – 2019

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2015 Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz video

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Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz historical tasting event 2019

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Ruggabellus Retrospective 2019

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La Ca Növa Barbaresco 2019

19 May 2022

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Cullen Vanya Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

19 May 2022

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Best’s Hamill Shiraz 2019

19 May 2022

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Standish Wine Co The Standish Shiraz 2020

19 May 2022

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Standish Wine Co The Schubert Theorem Shiraz 2020

19 May 2022

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Standish Wine Co The Relic 2020

19 May 2022

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Standish Wine Co Lamella Shiraz 2020

19 May 2022

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In Praise of Shadows Shiraz 2021

19 May 2022

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In Praise of Shadows Yabai 2021

19 May 2022

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In Praise of Shadows Grenache 2021

19 May 2022

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Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay 2021

19 May 2022

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Voyager Estate Chardonnay 2020

19 May 2022

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Langmeil Wattle Brae Riesling 2021

19 May 2022

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Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

18 May 2022

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Running With Bulls Barossa Tempranillo 2021

18 May 2022

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Heggies Chardonnay 2018

18 May 2022

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Yalumba Wyndy’s Last Stand Shiraz 2020

18 May 2022

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Earthworks Grower Gatherer Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

18 May 2022

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Dalrymple Cave Block Chardonnay 2019

18 May 2022

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Heggies Reserve Chardonnay 2017

18 May 2022

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