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  1. RooFlyer

    Signed 1951 Grange sells for $142,000

    The Oz, on-line, in part: A mystery Sydney-based wine collector has splashed out more than $142,000 for a rare bottle of Penfolds Grange, smashing the record price for a single bottle of Australian wine. The bottle of 1951 Grange - part of the first ever vintage of the iconic wine - sold via...
  2. Mattg

    Free R.M. Williams boots with a $990 Penfolds wine purchase

    I came across this deal featured on Ozbargain: Spend at least $990 on Penfolds wines at Bottlemart, and get a free pair of R.M. Williams boots valued at $595 RRP. This offer is available online until 24 June 2021 or while stocks last.
  3. RooFlyer


    Now, I'm not a rum drinker. I had a bottle of Bundy in my grog cabinet for about 12 years before I had a visitor who got into it (and was very welcome to; not @JohnM , but he'll remember who :) ). But some friends the other day insisted I try Diplomatico - from Venezuala :oops:. Said to be the...
  4. Cmjritchie

    Australian Wine Startup - Investment Opportunity

    So I took a punt the other week - Wine Valet Not sure if anyone has heard of these guys or interested but I kinda like the concept. QLD based tech startup. Check it out
  5. Mattg

    Velocity Wine Store - 11,769 points for $167.88 + delivery Many AFFers buy from Qantas Wine for the bonus point offers. While they are less common, the Velocity Wine Store also has similar offers. And I don't think I've ever seen one this good! You can get a case of...
  6. AisleSeat

    A third of French wine lost after rare cold snaps devastate vines

    "At least a third of French wine production worth almost €2bn (£1.7bn) in sales will be lost this year after rare freezing temperatures devastated many vines and fruit crops across France"...
  7. Q

    Wine Reviews, Articles, Blogs & Other Resources

    primary sources Gourmet Traveller Wine (incognito/private browsing) The Wine Front (subscription required) Jeremy Oliver (free trial) The Real Review (ratings @ Corkscore) new releases Australian Wine Review (Andrew Graham) Vino Notebook (Regan Drew) Winepilot (reviews) The Vinsomniac (Stuart...
  8. RooFlyer

    On the water then on the wine

    Local tourist entrepreneur Rob Pennicott has built a small and successful empire running 'wilderness' tours via fast boats around southern Tasmanian waters: A couple of good friends gave me a voucher for 3 for one of their tours, and of course I chose them...
  9. boomy

    Yarra Valley recommendations

    Planing to take my +1 for day trip early March. Been a while since my last visit so was hoping for some insight about recommended cellar doors and nice restaurant for lunch. My plan is to book 3 premium tastings plus lunch. One cellar door I’m keen to visit is Yarra Yering since I’m big fan of...
  10. boomy

    Hunter Valley recommendations

    Planing 3-day trip in February. My last visit was too many years ago so I’ll need some fresh cellar door and restaurants (preferably BYO or with good wine list) recommendations. Any other interesting things to do/see tips will also be much appreciated.
  11. A

    Is Kalimna Club worth it?

    I am going to by some Penfolds wine and wondering if I should buy it to qualify for the Kalimna Club or simply source the best price. What value does the Penfolds Kalimna Club bring?
  12. serfty

    Premium Qantas Wine membership Extended 'til 2022

    My last purchase was in June with just two cases purchased in the last year.
  13. kamchatsky

    Business and First Class Experience at Home

    Not sure if already had a thread on it. Please merge if it is. I just saw in Qantas Wine that they are selling Qantas amenities with Wine Packs. Business class pack for $99 (sale from $139), First Class pack is $279/$379 with 10000 bonus points: Business Class At Home CR...
  14. drron

    Best White Wine in the World.

    Goes to Tasmania.Tolpuddle Chardy from the Coal Valley. And the best red wine was from Georgia.
  15. Y

    Wines from the USA

    Hi All Just a general question. I very rarely see any wines from the USA available for sale in Australia. Does anybody know of a retailer that does have a good selection? If not does anyone know why we don’t get many to choose from here? Is it just too expensive to import or is there a general...
  16. D

    Which wine goes well with pecorino cheese?

    Hey guys, have brought some pecorino cheese from cheesery. Wondering which wine goes well with it. 1. Chardonnay 2. Merlot 3. Cabernet Sauvignon 4. Pinot Noir 5. Other. Thanks.
  17. Gold Member

    Cellarmasters - 40.00% Cashback ( Capped at $50.00 )

    I’ve never shopped there myself but I’m sure some of you have could make this cash back work combined with some of their clearance items. The terms don’t specify a start or end time/date but it appears to be for today only just going by some of the language. If you’re new to the cashback game...
  18. support

    TWE CellarDoor Discussion & Invites

    For the ongoing discussion of all things by TWE CellarDoor, including invites* when they become active, please post in this thread. *An invite to CellarDoor is not viewed in the same light as a referral as there is no direct benefit gained by the referrer in signing up all their friends.
  19. BrockF

    Qantas Wine Issues

    Has anybody else been experiencing repeated failures from Qantas Wine lately? I placed an order on the 20th of September for a 6 pack of wine that was not delivered. Tracking indicated it had been delivered and claim was raised with Auspost and emails sent to Qantas Wine Customer Service...
  20. P

    Selling am expensive bottle of plonk?

    Mod; No response in general wine news thread so posting a thread to hopefully get an answer... Hi all, Is there an existing thread on Selling expensive bottles of wine? ie. How, where and when.... commissions..... I would like to know the process if I am in the position to sell a "considered"...