CUISINE Seafood Brasserie
WINE LIST Andres Aragon Perez / Franck Moreau
WINEs ON LIST 720 (27 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$$ ($95-$11 by the glass)
Another instalment from the tireless Merivale Group, which sees the Newport pub revamped into a stylish brasserie and bar simply called Bert's. It would be easy to have a list that plays safe but its 700-strong bottle collection offers excellence on every page. It kick starts with a spot-on by the glass selection, a raft of champagnes and mini-verticals add another depth such as Jim Barry The Florita riesling, Brokenwood ILR reserve semillon, Clonakilla shiraz-viognier and in the iconic shiraz section, Penfolds Grange starting at 1969.