Wednesday Wines: Tony Harper | Gourmand and Gourmet

Wednesday Wines: Tony Harper

  • Food & Booze
This week’s ‘Wednesday Wines’ legend comes from the one and only Tony Harper. As a leading food and wine reviewer with more than 25 years experience in restaurants and wine retail, Tony recently opened Craft Wine & Beer in Red Hill, specialising in boutique beers, wines, ciders and spirits. So you can breathe easy that he knows what he’s talking about. Tony kindly shares his wisdom with the G&G to assist in the matter at hand. Wine: 2011 Tinta by KT Price Range: $24 – $26 Food match: Grilled meats; salami Location match: The backyard, with wine-loving friends Soundtrack match: L.A. Freeway by Guy Clark. It’s an epic track about turning your back on the mundane and seeking something better KT is a wizardess who does the organic/ biodynamic thing without fanfare and minimal intervention as a standard. This is her tempranillo: wild ferment, ‘joven’ style, fresh, juicy and quite exotic. Kerri Thompson is inspirational. She turned her back on a stellar, big company career with a matching pay packet to follow the small, creative path. And she has turned things upside down. I love everything she makes; this is a random pick from her range. 196 Musgrave Road, Red Hill +61 (0)7 3367 1383