Saturday, 24 June 2017

Asia and Merlot in Midland Western Australia

Grant Burge Merlot

Wednesday evening - what to do when friends visit from Queensland?? We dined out at Chatters Midland, followed the Aussie ritual at an Asian restaurant and ordered 4 different dishes to share.

And a great time was had by all - thanks you Terry and Elizabeth.

And to wash down the delightful food, Terry ordered a Merlot... for once he didn't have to drive and we had come in Joanne's new car so drinking was OK for me!

The Merlot, Grant Burge Merlot,was a great drop from South Australia and I would rate it a 2.8/3 and the .2 off was only due to the fact Chatters marked up the price so it was more expensive than if it were at a bottle shop.

High recommended - the wine, Grant Burge Merlot and Chatters Midland!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Steak and Merlot in Sydney - remarkable value

Medium Rare Steak washed down with Oyster Bay Merlot

I am in Sydney NSW Australia today and I called in for lunch at the Coronation Hotel in Park Street in the cbd.

My favourite lunch at home in Perth is a medium rare steak [ just steak on a plate ] and a glass of merlot... usually no change out of $ AUS 50 and this is after my favourite lunch haunt has adjusted their prices down!!

So I was a little sceptical when the steak was just $19 and the merlot, a good quality New Zealand Drop Oyster Bay was just $7.50 for a total price of $26.50 we was just a nudge over half my Perth price. What would it be like I wondered.

The steak was perfection... just enough, medium rare and a sharp steak knife. And my Merlot today was, actually is, as I am still sipping it, a delight.

So, lunch in rainy Sydney is a win!!

Wine 3 glasses out of three, steak 9/10 [ The really sharp knife had to be cleaned a bit but that is what happens with dishwashers ] Value 10/10