Chef and Bon Vivant Walter Bourke - he also liked his Champagne Walter Bourke: September 15, 1945 - September 19, 2003 I first met Walter Bourke in 1986, at his legendary Melbourne restaurant, Maria & Walter’s. I had been invited to the ‘Table 8’, an underground group of the most serious wine palates in Australia, which convened regularly in the upstairs private dining room at Maria & Walter’s for extravagant banquets with ... read more >
Walter Bourke - enjoyed his Champagne! I waste an inordinate amount of time coaching people on wine. Most of it falls on deaf ears, which irritates me. What’s most annoying is I did not initiate it; people come to me asking for advice – what should I drink? Where do I get it? How much will it cost? ... read more >
Bauer takes his biodynamics very seriously Walter Bourke Homage - Pinot Noir Producer of the Year Must-Have Wines Best of the Lunar Year - 2010 - Year of the Tiger - Best Wine of the Year from the Cellar Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2002 and 2003 – Central Otago, New Zealand New Zealand’s Quiet Achiever: Rudi Bauer, Quartz Reef www.quartzreef.co.nz Having long realised the most modest ... read more >