WINES BY THE GLASS
Croser, nv Adelaide Hills South Australia 12.0
Pinot noir and chardonnay blend, crisp apple with hints of cinnamon, toasted almonds and buttered croissant.
Suggested match: Fish cakes, corn fritters
Thirst Riesling, 12Canberra District New South Wales 8.5
This Riesling was made in close consultation with one of the district’s best young winemakers. The fruit is bright and precise; the acid tight and lean. It is a wine designed for Thai flavours!
Suggested match:Crispy fish salad
Spinning Top Sauvignon Blanc, 12Marlborough New Zealand 10.0
The is the wine drinkers’ sauvignon blanc. With honeydew melon, peaches and nectarines. It offers unmatched complexity, acid and flavour. A Thirst favourite.
Suggested match: Pad Thai
Vela Blanca Albarino, 12 Rias Baixas Spain 12.0
If you were in Spain you would drink this instead of Sauvignon Blanc. Notes of lifted tropical fruits, apples and melon give this wine a similar favour to the kiwi stuff, but it offers further depth of spice and freshness.
Suggested match: Chicken satay, green curry with trout dumplings
Valhalla ‘Three Little Birds’ (M.V.R) 12 Rutherglen Victoria 11.0
This fantastic little wine is a 3 way blend of Marsanne, Viognier and Roussane which give this wine its intensity and great mouth feel. Hints of roasted cashews, wonderful melon fruits and camomile flowers.
Suggested match: Thai sausage, chicken laab
Rockford ‘White Frontignac’, 13 Barossa Valley Victoria 12.5
Lemon blossoms and lychees, spicy apple and a touch of perfumed sweetness to finish. Great with Thai food.
Suggested match: Fish cakes, papaya salad
McKellar Ridge Shiraz Viognier, 10Canberra District New South Wales 12.0
Canberra District really does SV well. As seen in this wine: bold with hints of apricot and vanilla bean. It has soft aniseed and cardamon spices that keep it lingering in your mouth long after the bottle is gone.
Sugested match: Chicken & basil stir fry, pork belly
Lark Hill Sangiovese ‘Dark Horse Vineyard’, 12Canberra District New South Wales 12.0
Sangiovese is such a great food wine. Unlike other reds it does not overpower the food, but with its soft tannins it enhances it. This wine has lovely savoury undertones with dashes of mulled cinnamon and cherry ripe bites.
Suggested match: Thai sausage, beef salad
Long Rail Gully Merlot, 08Canberra District New South Wales 12.5
With some great age for developing in the bottle, this wonderful Canberra District merlot is a real gem. Some big black cherries intertwine with savoury undertones and vanilla oak.
Sugested match: pork red, beef massaman