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Wine Tasting Nov 25th – Private Client Christmas Shopping

A unique opportunity to taste & purchase an extraordinary selection of French & Spanish wines – including grower Champagne, magnificent Provence Rosé, collectable Rioja & Bordeaux along with everyday quaffers. There will be 20 wines to try. Numbers limited.
Ticketed event $20/head refundable upon purchase*.
Email drink@thewinestation.com.au to secure your place.
Private venue in North Carlton.
Wednesday November 25, 5.30-7.30pm

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Jané Ventura Cava makes Top 20 bubbles

Our new zero dosage cava from Jané Ventura has received its first Australian review – here is the excerpt from Ralph Kyte-Powell’s article “Stars Line Up for Top of the Pops”
Jane Ventura Reserva de la Musica Cava Brut 2008, $35 Score 92/100 Value Good
This modern, zero-dosage (unsweetened) Spanish cava is an unusually light and delicate example of Spain’s premier sparkling wine. Pear, apple and

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The TWS Tasting Room opens in Port Melbourne

We are thrilled to have a permanent tasting room instead of our chilly warehouse! Located upstairs above one of Melbourne’s newest  & coolest spots to eat & drink breakfast, lunch or dinner at Rose Diner in Bay Street, Port Melbourne.
The Tasting Room will throw open its doors and uncork a clutch of wines on the second weekend of each month as part of our OPEN HOUSE programme. We had a

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Why El Puerto de Santa Maria Fino is better than Sanlucar’s Manzanillas…

Fino and manzanilla are both made from the Palomino grape, the only difference is that manzanilla is aged in the coastal region of Sanlucaar. And that difference is significant as the salt and humidty from the Atlantic permeates through the barrels to impart a distinct salty flavour that is absent in sherries aged in Jerez. And what is more these sherries near the coast have

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Bordeaux harvesting 2 weeks early

Bordeaux is already harvesting their grapes, at least two week earlier than most years. Victoria spent several days visiting chateaux throughout the Right and Left bank as well as touring Sauternes & Barsac including a visit to Chateau d’Yquem, Chateau Margaux, sneaking a few grapes from Chateau Petrus. Other highlights were visiting the two newest wineries in our portfolio – staying at Chateau de la

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