Here’s a selection of emails and public posts I’ve received and seen over the last few months:

From Facebook, 20.02.24

Received by email 01/01/2024

Received by email 26th September 2023

Received 25th September 2023

From: Sandra
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2023 1:55:51 PM
To: Tom Munro <>
Subject: Re: [The Other Bordeaux]: New order #12973

Hi Tom,

Thank you for your email and especially for your lovely champagne and wines. I had the Berthenet Cremant De Bourgogne Blanc De Blanc last night and it was amazing! All the wines and champagnes we have had so far have been lovely. Look forward to receiving my next order. Thanks again, take care,

As seen on a social media post, 24th July 2023.

From late June 2023 on Instagram

Date: Tuesday, 27 June 2023 at 7:21 pm
To: Tom Munro <>
Subject: Re: [The Other Bordeaux]: New order #11602

Been in OZ 28 years Tom. Australian wine unfortunately made to a commercial formula (with exceptions). Was with Oddbins (latterly Seagram version) tasting panel back in a former life. Getting a mixed dozen first order has brought back a bit of excitement to drinking wine. Tried Cairanne Grande Reserve and Vin de Roy Chateau Picon….SOLD. Both amazing. Hence a second order for another different mixed dozen.

Merci? De Rien mon ami.

Happy Days


Dear Tom,

I received my order today and I am sipping a stunning glass of Grande Reserve Cairanne, as I write this email!. It is a little early I know but I was busting to taste the wine. Thank you. I am thrilled by it. Could you let me know when there are similar tasting wines available.

Warm regards

Amanda Onus

By email, 29.5.23

A 5-out-of-5 review of one of our imports by a client in Australia, as seen on Vivino in March 2023.

Comments on a social media post, 14.05.23.

Hi Tom,

Just letting you know that at lunch today we opened a bottle of the Pfaff [Pfaffenheim Riesling 2020].
Lovely wine, thanks.
Went well with the grilled baby octopus on squid ink pasta my wife prepared.
James Sloman
By email 23.4.23

On social media advert 16.4.23

Hi Tom,
Just wanted to let you know that last night we had a bottle of Chateau Les Graves de Viaud ‘Origine” 2016 that I purchased from you recently ‘on spec’. It certainly did not disappoint. It had that beautifully rounded fruit driven flavour that I am finding harder to track down in Australian wines. I hope that you continue to source wines from this producer.
Warm regards,
Don Mackay [via email 03.04.23]

A recent review from Vivino.

On social media, 15th of March 2023.

Hi Tom, Have just ordered my 3rd case through TOB. First case delivered a couple of weeks ago and have been slowly delving into it……so far, so very,very good!
Tried the delicious Normandy cider last night – a good glass went into the mussel dish I prepared and the rest consumed with the mussels, salad and crusty bread. It went down an absolute treat. Keep up the excellent work!

From LG via email, 2.3.23

Hi Tom,

Over last weekend we tried the Viognier and Normandy cider from your latest shipment.
The Viognier was great . Lovely wine.
However the cider was an absolute revelation.
As you told me it is totally unlike industrial brand cider.There is a delicate whiff of apples but the taste is completely unique and, to my untrained taste, unlike any other brewed drink I have tried. Very refreshing and, as you also said, great with tasty cheeses.
When are you going to bring in more? I will definitely get some more from you.
Kevin Peters
via email 12.2.23

Hi Tom,

Just thought that I would pass on that last night my wife and I had a bottle of [an extremely well known] Champagne, which had been a gift. I must say the Ruhlmann-Schutz crémant [sparkling wine from Alsace, imported by TOB] was far superior IMHO. Just wondering when you may be sourcing some more of this excellent sparkling?  Also would really like to obtain some good Gewurztraminer from Alsace as well.


David Mackenzie. 

Via email 7.2.23

Hey Tom,

The box of Bordeaux arrived a couple of weeks ago, bloody fantastic so far, the blends are to our best liking.

Will order some white soon incl champs.

James Foulkes

Via email 29.1.23

Hi there,

I just received the order and opened one of the bottles of Château Lastours “Tradition” red 2019.

Very nice representing incredible value. Look forward to try others.

You gained a loyal customer going forward.

Regards, Alex.

By email, week of 9.1.23

Hi Tom,

Thanks for your note and happy new year to you! Just a quick note to say that I am super happy with your service and wine offers. I just completed my wine studies (WSET level 3) and your mixed dozens are an amazing way to explore the French wine landscape further at very reasonable prices (for Australia that is ;)).

Keep up the good work!




Hi Tom

Just wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying the wines we ordered. It is such a great service that you provide.

Wishing you a happy Xmas and hope to buy some more lovely wines in the new year




Hi Tom,

Thanks for all your wonderful wines.  I have enjoyed sampling wines that I would not have bought given the lack of knowledge of French wines.
I have recommended you to a number of friends and I believe they are also enjoying your wines.
Wishing you all the best for the Christmas season
(Received 1.12.22)

I’m a convert. Tom is informed and responsive. He has a wide collection of reds and whites and the whites from Alsace are lovely. Congrats on a great business.

David B. (via Facebook, 04.10.22)

Hi Tom

Thanks – I thoroughly enjoyed the Domaine Lavau and have purchased a case for my father in law. 
I am very pleased with your offering so far and will purchase more as I need to top up the cellar. 

Hi Tom,

I received my first mixed dozen via the pre-departure option. I’ve had two of the more inexpensive wines and I’m really impressed. It’s really great that you have this service!


Patrick (by email 4th August 2022)

Hi Tom,

Just got our first delivery of our journey into French wine.

Thought I would give some feedback, as I was impressed.

Drank the Flauzières Séguret  last night and all I can say is wow!
Looking forward to the rest.
Thanks again, 



Thank you.

We had one last night for my Birthday dinner and it was brilliant [wine was].




I have known Tom Munro for past 6 years. Not only does he know his wines, he is able to source them from these great wineries in France. You really get to experience something unique.

John R via Facebook

Hi Tom,

I bought from your website and my order was delivered  a couple of weeks ago. 

We drank a bottle last night. 

It was delicious. 

I was a little hesitant when I first ordered as I knew nothing about you. 

I did like the way you wrote, you sounded sincere and honest. 

I will be ordering again. 

Thank you 

Janet M.

Hi Tom,

I received my oder today, thank you!

I’m currently tasting the Z Bordeaux Rouge 2019. It’s an excellent wine soft fruit, a beautiful balance between acidity and tannin and a hint of salt and iodine and violet that I just can’t find in any Australian wine. I just wanted to let you know how happy I am and how excited I am to taste the other wines in the case!

Thank you so much. I look forward to buying a lot more wine from you in the future!


Martin Lawrence.

Hi Tom!

My parents, Ron and Sandy Stevens, gave my husband a case of wines from you for Christmas. We have absolutely loved every bottle and we love the idea of drinking wines that are not available generally and are coming straight from the smaller wine makers.

I have had a look at your website and we are wondering if we could sign up to receive a case of wine (12 bottles I assume) four times per year? The wines could be of your choosing. We are keen to get to know some different wines.

Please let me know what you think and how this might work logistically.

Many thanks!


Hi Tom,

Just a note to say that I shared the bottle of Z Bordeaux Rouge 2019 that you sent in the Equilibrium dozen with some friends on Sunday. We all took a sip from our glasses, the eyebrows all went up followed by “Wow!” all around the table. What incredible wine.

Accordingly, I have just ordered a case of the 2018 from the email that you sent today. :-)

Anyway, keep doing what you’re doing – you’re on a winner here. I keep recommending you to all of my friends.

Gordon O.

Absolutely excellent quality wines that I truly cant get locally- fantastic selection- suggest start with a mix dozen or two – you will find some absolutely incredible drops in here – if you love good wine ( like i mean really good) look no further.

Liam W. (review from The Other Bordeaux Facebook page)

Hi Tom,

Thank you for the prompt delivery of the delicious mixed case of whites.

They were very popular with family & friends who have looked to order some too. 

Fred Meyers


Wine arrived safely and tried the first one last night, superb.


Peter Rawlinson

 Hi Tom. I have always enjoyed your choice of vino for some time. Actually just sent your details on to my sons. So hopefully they will start to support you too.

Dr Dominic R. Stewart QC

Thanks Tom,

We love introducing people to your wines – they provide a sense of adventure/exploration. Your descriptions/notes are excellent and reliable and the wines are reliably  very good. So why wouldn’t we?

Still trying to forgive Tim Smith for cornering your last stock of Château Grand Clapeau Olivier.

Keep well!


Charles Sanderson

Hi Tom,

John Abrahams gave me your email, I hope that’s ok.

Would love to order some wine through you. We just sampled some of his previous shipment and it was divine.

Can you please let me know when you’re taking orders?



Hi Tom,

Just a short note to say  I’m enjoying the wines immensely.

Haven’t looked at the top two yet, but the others have been enjoyable drinking representing excellent value.

Usually shied away from Bordeaux reds as I did not consider them value for money, compared to the new world wines.

Looking forward to your next tranche.

Best regards,

Joseph Sims

Hey Tom,

No rush in answering this because it’s just a pondering.

We are massive fans of what you do and rave about you to everyone we know.

Have you ever considered doing other countries like Italy or Spain.

Or do you know anyone who does a similar thing in those regions.

Because this is honestly the most genius wine club system we have ever found and we are just madly in love with the ability to get different and new things each time.

If nothing else keep up the amazing work, your business is incredible.

Larry Farley

Hi Tom,

Have received the final box and order now fulfilled. Thanks for being an easy communicator. Wine racks nearly full and will enjoy going through them.

 Look forward to ordering more wine from you in the future.



Thats great Tom – thanks.

I am not sure if I mentioned to you but I am so impressed with your delivery updates. The initial estimate was very accurate and final delivery was within a couple of days of the initial forecast. This is doubly impressive give covid uncertainties! This is in marked contrast to other importers of French wine I have dealt with where I had to beg for delivery updates only to be given meaningless responses.


Good day Tom,

Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying the wine I have purchased from you thus far.
They have a depth of character that many locally produced products seem to lack unless you are prepared to pay very high prices. I’ve become rather bored with many Australian wines, which I find disappointing.
As a Tasmanian I have been increasingly underwhelmed by the insipid flavourless offerings of Pinot noir from my home state and also the overcooked examples from SA are equally uninspiring.
The sparkling wines you have supplied are also lovely too.
With thanks
Edward Harrison

Hi Tom,

Just to let you know we have been delighted with this Mystery Dozen! One of the Chardonnays we had up against a Premier Cru from Simonnet Febvre for double the price and there was little lost in enjoyment.
We do buy regularly from other sources but they tend to be our tried and true. It is nice to break out of the rut now and again.
Many thanks,
Thank you Tom,
I really enjoyed the Chardonnay – hence another order.
I also served it to Friend’s over dinner and they loved it, so I have given them your details.

Warm regards Charlotte

Sent from my iPhone
Thanks Tom,Looking forward to receiving my wines.  Could you please let me know when they have been sent with a tracking number so that I can let my office know to look out for them.

So glad I came across your website, I have many happy memories of traveling around France and the lovely wine had a bit to do with that

Have a great day and stay safe

Kind Regards


Hi Tom, tonight opened my first bottle of Mas du Notaire, Costieres de Nimes dry white. Fantastic. Pass me the oysters! Also re-read your description of the wine. Nailed it exactly. We lived for a time in Remoulins near Pont du Gard and are quite familiar with this appellation. Quite difficult to find elsewhere in France except from cavistes.

Thanks Tom,

We got this drop last year and just opened it, it’s great. Love your work!

This is a terrific wine. Really enjoying:

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Thanks. George B.

Hi Tom, do you or will you be getting anymore 2020 Ruhlmann-Schutz Pinot Noir Cuvée Mosaïque back in stock? I tried it last night and really enjoy it.
Thanks James S.

[answer to question is “yes”]

The  Wine is really good here i got a mixed case and all the wines were delicious and well priced .

Grant W (comment on Facebook)

Hi Tom

Delivered yesterday and had my first taste last night.
Thank you
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