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01 Mar 2011

Terry Durack of The Sydney Morning Herald: Greenhouse by Joost

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Article by Terry Durack of The Sydney Morning Herald: Greenhouse by Joost March 1, 2011


“Corn, not porn.” “Roll my oats.” “It’s all about the soil.” The messages scrawled over the recycled T-shirts worn by staff at Sydney’s newest pop-up restaurant are relentlessly on-message. Greenhouse practically appeared overnight on the water’s edge in The Rocks and is currently scheduled to disappear at the end of this month.

Originally a Melbourne initiative by Dutch-born florist, artist, builder and environmentalist Joost Bakker in 2008, the Greenhouse was invited to Perth, where it morphed from temporary to permanent, putting young, tousle-haired chef Matt Stone on the map (and on the telly, paired against Neil Perry on Iron Chef). Read more

12 Feb 2011

Tim White At The Australian Financial Review And Foster E Rocco Rosé 2010

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Tim White at The Australian  Financial Review L3 (14-16 January 2011) reviews  Foster e Rocco Rosé  2010.(Heathcote, Vic).

A cracker too:  smells of dried herbs pips and peel and savoury, crunchy radish. Fab palate with pippy and peel flavours, plump, in the middle and a dry finish. Touch of sweetness in the middle, balanced by acidity and struck-match savouriness. 93/100 $25.00 (screwtop).

11 Feb 2011

Wine Of The Week: Foster E Rocco 2010 Nuovo Unoaked Sangiovese

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Review by wdwineoftheweek.blogspot.com

Former Lake House sommelier Adam Foster is proving a dab hand at the winemaking caper with a series of delightfully drinkable wines to his name (and that of fellow sommelier Lincoln Riley in this case). This deliciously different wine really took my fancy. It’s a perfect choice for those who enjoy good reds but like to chill them a little – an unoaked sangiovese made from Heathcote fruit that has the typical bright sangiovese dark cherry fruit characters, plenty of earthiness and just a hint of sweetness on the palate. It’s simple, rustic, relatively low in alcohol (12.8%) and food friendly. A lot like drinking grape juice – but a whole lot more fun. $30.

10 Dec 2010

Paul over the world and Fix St. James

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Paul over the world visited Fix St. James for some rosé wine tasting and found a new favourite wine, Foster e Rocco. Read more

09 Dec 2010

The Kings Tribune with Viva La Rosé Revolución!

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Duncan Wilcox @The_Wino writing for The Kings Tribune gives his take on the Rosé Revolution with  Viva La Rosé Revolución!

For the full article check out The Kings Tribune:   Viva La Rosé Revolución! Read more