Wine-Off between 1993 Henschke Hill of Grace (Barossa) vs 1997 Andraos Bros Grandfather’s Reserve Shiraz (Sunbury) at Whirrakee Restaurant Bendigo on Saturday July 28

Last Saturday I caught up with an old friend I have not seen for about 4 years who is now Regional General Manager & Director Projects South West Asia for IHG Hotels.

A special catch up between close friends means dinner at the best restaurant in Bendigo with some special wines and since we have always between competitive we decided to make this a wine-off.

He brought the Henschke Hill of Grace and I brought the Andraos Bros Grandfather’s Reserve Shiraz.

Both wines were decanted for about 30 minutes but I asked for a small amount of each wine in a tasting glass beforehand.

I have to admit from the initial nose the Henschke was much better and my friend also agreed.

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Top Australian Wines “Boutique Wine Tasting” Dinner on Tuesday July 3 at Babushka Restaurant

It was another successful night at Babushka with 27 people attending and everyone having a great time.

Due to many requests I have added an international wine into the mix and will continue to do so at each tasting.

I will be showcasing South African wines for the time being as I have found them very impressive lately.

Here are the results of the wine tasting:

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