Cel­lar ex­cite­ment

Halliday - - Mail - Nina Odgers, Broome, WA

I have never been so ex­cited to re­ceive and read an edi­tion of your mag­a­zine as with the re­cent cel­lar­ing is­sue (June/ July). I live in Broome, where buy­ing and cel­lar­ing wine is a dif­fi­cult hobby, and this edi­tion gave re­ally use­ful tips that showed me I am on the right track. My fa­ther whet­ted my in­ter­est in wine many years ago, but in­flamed it back in 2007 when he in­ad­ver­tently drank my bot­tle of 1996 Jim Barry The Ar­magh Shi­raz while I was on hol­i­day! He re­placed it with a slightly later vin­tage, which cost him $186, and I was hooked – we drank that wine to­gether just be­fore I moved from Alice Springs to Broome. I started col­lect­ing semis­e­ri­ously back in 2012 with a 70-bot­tle wine fridge;

I now have three that size, which are burst­ing at the seams. I mainly have shi­raz, but also caber­net sau­vi­gnon, GSM, grenache, tem­pranillo, Barolo, Rioja and nero d’Avola, to name a few oth­ers. My great­est plea­sure is be­ing able to drink good wine in the good com­pany of like-minded friends. Thank you again for such a se­ri­ously good is­sue.

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