Friday, January 06, 2006

Hip Hip Hooray!

Now that we've all vented about Taste, it's time to move on.

I would like to say a great big fat well done to my picks of the wine guzzling season. Firstly, as mentioned before, Lalla Gully is the business. Congratulations on their successful first outing at Taste (in cahoots with stable mates Clover Hill). I have raved about the Lalla Gully sauvignon blanc before (see Saltwater River Cafe review), but this year it is their pinot gris that has got me all a-flutter. Love it, love you, love your style. Secondly, I would also like to thank Spring Vale for dazzling me with their utterly delicious desert wine. I am besotted (or is that besozzled?). Can't mention wine without saying how much I (still) adore the Craigie Knowe cabernet sauvignon. In my humble opinion the only "heavier style" Tasmanian red worth bothering with.

Aside from that ... It's my birthday! I'm feeling like a princess, it's a beautiful day, and I'm being whisked off to a surprise venue for dinner tonight. Ah the joys of advancing years.


Stephen said...

Happy birthday Georgie, hope you scored some nice pressies and ate lots of birthday cake. Or was it hundreds&thousands on buttered bread?? Did you play, pin-the-tale-on-the-critic?

Anyone been to Lebrina recently? Any impressions would be appreciated.

Little Mr Square Eyes said...

Happy B-day HRB. The Lalla Gully aromatics are certainly picking up fans but make sure you try the 03 chardonnay, 100% Tassie fruit and an absolute knockout (think they’ve also got a pinot noir out now). Was at Lebrina a couple of months ago – the food was subtle, thoughtful and the equal to some of the meals I had in Adelaide a couple of weeks later. Service was also very professional, friendly and discreet. Lebrina can feel a bit formal at times but that can depend on who you’re with and the other diners as well. About $250 (including wine/dessert etc) for two people.

Zelda said...

Happy Belated Birthday Georgie. Where did you get taken for dinner???

Anonymous said...

Love your blog Georgie, the only other Tasmanian I know that has a blog is a friend of mine
though (don't tell her) she's not as cultured as yourself.
Keep up the entertaining work.