1 Eagle St, Brisbane, Qld
(07) 3233 2555
WINE LIST Ian Trinkle
WINEs ON LIST 1000 (54 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$$ ($12-$266 by the glass)
If location is key then Aria Brisbane has always been a winner, ideally positioned by the river in the CBD.
Three things make this a list that sits on a higher plane than most. First, while it is extensive, if you dip into any region from around the globe you can be certain that the very finest makers will feature heavily, and they will be well supported by emerging stars.
Secondly, you may find it hard to get too far into the list as there is an array of tempting options with which to begin. A fine collection by the glass, elevated by the use of Coravin (an ‘04 Wendouree Shiraz Mataro or ‘94 Jim Barry Armagh anyone?) kicks off proceedings. Enticing sherries follow, with the highlight being the brilliant Navazos offerings. There’s also an all-embracing assembly of sake, an intriguing selection of Beaujolais and an excellent assortment of local wines from the Granite Belt.
Finally, as any good CBD list should have, there’s a wonderful and far-reaching collection of great reds from around the globe.