Do Re Mi Tavkveri Rose 2015
A stunning aromatic wine from the three friends (Giorgi, Mamuka, and Gabriel) of Do Re Mi. Do Re Mi are dedicated to using traditional Georgian winemaking techniques (meaning no additions and fermenting the wine in clay vessels buried in the earth). Their winery ('Marani') is located just outside Tbilisi. Their grapes are sourced from two organic vineyards in the two main grape growing regions of Kartli and Kakheti. The grapes for their wines are handpicked, and the wine is bottled unfiltered.
This is a rich and flavoursome style of Rose, made from the indigenous Tavkveri grape. Aromas of bright red berry fruits and musk are matched by herbal and earthy notes on the palate. Excellent tannin structure gives this wine plenty of length. Drinks best lightly chilled.
If you enjoy the wines from Pheasant's Tears, this is a must try. Do Re Mi is an apt name for these wines because they are absolutely singing.$54.95
Yullis Hans Gropo Saison 4.1%
Hans Gropo Farmhouse Quencher is a light and dry farmhouse ale aimed at quenching your thirst (and wildest dreams) in the form of a grisette. A traditional Saison yest strain combined with a super light malt backbone and 3 trans-continental hops makes for the ultimate table beer, a true quencher with a little bit of fun(k). Hans was originally brewed in collaboration with Sydney's iconic Frankie's Pizza. Pairs well with pickles and fermented foods.$5.95
Funk Estate Jungle Boogie 5.3% 330ml
With blood orange, lemon and passionfruit, forget what you know about beer and just embrace the sour fruit characters. This hazy and slightly pink beer has a touch of citrus on the nose and a massive attack of sour on the tongue. Brewed for GABS 2016.$7.50
Overeem Red Wine Cask
A very special and unlikely to be repeated release from Tasmania’s Overeem distillery.
This is cask OHD-100, the 100th cask filled by founder Casey Overeem, and it is the only time an ex-red wine cask has been used to mature Overeem. Whilst that may happen again in the future it would take at least another five years if they were to lay another one down to maturity, and even so there are no plans to fill another red wine cask.
This was originally previewed at The Oak Barrel’s annual Whisky Distillers Dinner in August and with just 130 bottles in the release it is almost exclusively available through the distillery themselves.
Overeem has only ever been matured in ex-sherry and ex-port casks, with a smattering of ex-bourbon casks which are now highly collectable, so the sweet, luscious spirit is not out of its depth in this bold wine oak.
This is a sweeter, confectionary, expression with macerated fruits and a bit of oak spice. Deep fruits again on the palate, with a sugary sweetness and oak on the finish.
Very limited quantities. Comes in gift box with two branded Overeem Glencairn whisky glasses.$549.00
Chur Brewing ImPEACHment Sour 5.5% 440ml
Peach Sour. Hazy as fuck, uses 200kg of Golden Queen Peaches on top of a Kettle Soured Pale malt and wheat malt base. Impeach that idiot!
Hops: Pacific Jade
Grain: Gladfield Sour Grapes Malt, Pilsner (Weyermann), Wheat Malt, Pale (Weyermann), Golden Queen Peach Puree$14.95
North Star Linkwood 10-Year-Old Single Cask
A cask strength single cask from cult-admired workhorse distillery Linkwood.
Distilled July 2006 and bottled May 2017 as a ten-year-old, it is part of new Glasgow-based independent bottler North Star’s second series. At 60.25 there were 290 bottles from the bourbon hogshead.
Linkwood is owned by Diageo and the spirit is highly sought after by blenders, so it is rarely seen as a single malt.
The historic distillery (founded in 1825) produces a remarkable whisky though. When treated well it can be deceptively delicate on the nose, with fresh grassy outlines leading into a complex, full-bodied palate.
Producers’ tasting notes:
Nose: Dried fruit and slightly nutty.
Palate: Lemon sherbet sorbet and creme brule.
Finish: Long lasting dry citrus and marzipan.$195.00
Patrick Sullivan Half Full Orange Rose 2017
Wow! What a wine. Stunning aromatics with ripe tropical fruits and musk. The palate is fresh and vibrant with stone fruits and lean acidity. If you loved Patrick's Breakfast Juice, this is the next best thing.
We have no idea what it's made of, but it's definitely a blend of white and red. Potentially Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir (Sullivan's go-to varieties) though it tastes like a really good Pinot blend (Gris and Noir).
If we could name one wine for summer this would be it.$36.95
Yetti And The Kokonut Beach Savagnin 2017
The 'Beach' Savagnin is perfect for summer: aromatic, textural, fresh, and packed full of tropical fruits. The palate shows some fantastic acidity, keeping all those wonderful fruits in check. Made from 100% Savagnin.
P.S. The last few bottles of the Yetti & the Kokonut Pet Nat are available here.$36.95