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First tasting of Australia's first Assyrtiko

Assyrtiko on the Greek Island of Santorini are some of the oldest vines in the world. We tasted Assyrtiko a number of years ago at a Greek Wine tasting event and were very impressed. A while later we were sent a bottle to review from one of those producers. The winery was the Domaine Hatzimichalis winery and we gave the wine a 7 and four stars for price which is a fantastic combination. This also started our love of this wine with seafood, specifically shrimp scampi with linguine and asparagus tips. Now we seek it out so as to truly enjoy this meal periodically, so when we heard that Jim Barry Wines in Clare Valley South Australia was planting and going to release their own Assyrtiko we were

A day at the Quay (key)

Flying into Australia via Sydney? Look if your not already, adjust your flights to give you at least a 6 hour layover in the middle of the day. Once on the ground check your baggage to the next destination and then if needed, check your larger carry ons except a small bag for your important stuff at the baggage storage place nearest your gate. Then head on over to the greenline train station and purchase a round trip ticket to the Circular Quay (<$40 Aust). Sit back and enjoy a fifteen minute ride from the either the international or domestic terminals to the Quay. So what time did you arrive will determine what's next. Before 11am, wander over to one of the ferries (your pass you purchased

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