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Everyone has a favourite feeling

“Everyone has a favourite feeling. Putting on old slippers after a long work day, meeting up with your mates in a pub or walking into Benchmark. Mine is Benchmark. The food has always been styled by fresh and often local product. I remember a special lunch with my then school aged daughter. She still talks about the experience and the squab main course 6 years later even if she did not know it was pigeon! But, being a wine nut, it is the wine list that excites me. If you want to break the piggy bank, Benchmark will oblige with some stunning bottles but equally has some well chosen and moderately priced local Canberra region, other Aussie and Euro wines that are my mainstays. They don’t have a open log fire to sit in front of to enjoy an Armagnac (hint to Tass and Kathryn) but I enjoy a small glass anyway.”– James Tinslay