Mmm get in my glass Vermentino!
This Stefano de Pieri Fleurieu 2018 Vermentino is made from select parcels or fruit from the Fleurieu Peninsula near Adelaide in South Australia. Chef & winemaker Stefano says it’s the perfect match for seafood 🦞
You can buy it from Cellarmasters for $20.
In the glass it’s very much a pale yellow-green shade. Sweet lemon and lime citrus rise from the glass with a hint of florals and lanolin. Mr Spittoon said it reminded him of fruju iceblocks you get in NZ. In the mouth it’s fresh, clean and crisp with plentiful citrus and light passion fruit flavours.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #gifted #opinionsaremyown #tcweekdaywine — 5 hours ago
When we visited the Blue Gables cellardoor earlier this year they were sold out of this sparkling wine made with Chardonnay and Pinot Gris grapes - I was guttered as I really wanted to try it!
Recently I came across a bottle of it at Hunting Ground in Sale for $40 and I couldn’t resist. I have to admit, I thought the $40 price tag was a bit steep initially, however, after trying it, I’ll definitely be buying it again 🤩
It’s a crisp silver colour in the glass with a wonderful clarity and teeny tiny bubbles. On the nose I pick up whiffs of tropical fruits with a pinch of baking spice and a squeeze of lemon. In the mouth it’s incredibly elegant and dry with crisp pears , a hint of almonds and refreshing lemon acidity dominating for me. Beautiful!
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #tcweekdaywine — 3 days ago
On the 11th day of Christmas 🎄 The Wine Gallery sent to me, a bottle of Toscolo 2016 Chianti from Tuscany in Italy 🍷
If you saw my video this morning, then you’ll know as soon as I opened door number 11 on my advent calendar and saw this, I was destined to have a tomato based pasta. There ms no ‘diet’ in ‘December’ right 😉
Sangiovese is a red wine grape that’s made to match tomato based dishes wonderfully 😋
Fun fact: The winemaking duo behind this Italian label are originally from New Zealand and Rhode Island, they fell in love with Tuscany on their honeymoon 🥰
In the glass it’s a velvet burgundy red. The nose has hints of bay leaves, juicy black cherry jam and earthy savouriness. While in the mouth it’s full of cranberry acidity yet it’s deliciously smooth and super delectable with a juicy finish. I really enjoyed this one and it was the perfect match to our tomato & garlic veal tortellini with fresh oregano and Parmesan 🧀
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #gifted #opinionsaremyown #tcweekdaywine — 6 days ago
Does anyone else watch the Die Hard movies at Christmas? It’s a bit of a tradition in our hose and this #aldichampagne was a fitting accompaniment 👌
I recently spotted this Champagne Monsigny NV Brut Rosé at Aldi for $25 and I couldn’t help myself. For the money, the Monsigny champagne range from Aldi are damn good value. Mr Spittoon and I have drank our fair share of them. We’ve also visited Charles Mignon, the champagne house behind this range in France 🇫🇷
It’s made from an even blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes 🍇
In the glass it’s a pretty coral pink shade. It welcomes your senses with notes of red berries and spice, citrus zest and a hint of brioche. While in the mouth it’s got fresh strawberries, raspberries and orange citrus. I’d buy it again. Head over to the blog for more #aldiwine tasting notes 🥂
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #tcweekdaywine — 8 days ago
Who wants to ride into work on one of these 🦄 tomorrow? 🙋🏼♀️
It’s safe to say the design on this bottle of Hunter Valley 2018 Rosé made by winemaker Gwyn Olsen is extremely eye catching 👀
Thank you @cellarmasters for sending over this sample for me to try. You can buy this beauty via cellarmasters.com.au for $17.
We enjoyed it with some veggie packed rice paper rolls 👌 It’s a rose gold / coppery pink colour in the glass with red berries, musk, watermelon and fresh green herbs coming through on the nose for me. In the mouth it has lovely flavours of juicy apples, lemon citrus, fresh raspberries and a hint of white pepper spice. Very easy drinking ☀️
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
#gifted #opinionsaremyown #tcweekdaywine — 20 hours ago
The Pinotage grape variety is synonymous with South Africa. It’s a cross between the grape varieties Pinot Noir and Cinsault however it’s incredibly unique in taste in my opinion.
I received this bottle as a wonderful gift from Jose & Nelio from Copper & Oak Liquor Merchants in Perth. Thank you!! These guys have a great selection of South African wines and you can order online too 😉
I found this bottle of Beyerskloof 2017 Pinotage from South Africa’s Western Cape a ruby red in the glass. On the nose it’s very earthy, think soil alongside stewed cherries & plums alongside a hint of meatiness. In the mouth that savouriness continues with some refreshing acidity in the form of juicy berry jam coming to the party. It’s a bold wine that went with our bbq meat perfectly 👌
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #tcweekdaywine — 4 days ago
On the 10th day of Christmas, The Wine Gallery sent to me a bottle of Campbells Rutherglen NV Muscat from here in Victoria.
I loved the wine glass charms that were also behind door number 10 in my wine advent calendar today. Today’s joke is:
🎅🏻 What do you call a bankrupt Santa?
💰 Saint Nickle-less
It’s a a golden-brown syrupy colour in the glass. The nose is full of honeyed fruits, toffee nuts and warm mulled spices. While in the mouth it’s rich and sweet with a hint of maple syrup, touch of rosemary and a nice long finish. I decided to match it with blue cheese, Vino Bites Christmas Coulis and Ginger snaps (the Scandinavian ones, like you get at Ikea). It went exceptionally well with the blue cheese 👌
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #gifted #opinionsaremyown #tcweekdaywine — 7 days ago
This Alpha Box & Dice ‘Tarot’ 2018 Grenache was in last months #thetcwineclub box. Having gone through a Wiccan phase as a teen (I even had tarot cards!), this wine naturally jumped out at me 🧙♀️ We also recently saw the new Fantastic Beasts movie 👌
Alpha Box & Dice produce great and very interesting wines. This one is made from McLaren Vale grown Grenache grapes. It bears the ‘Death Card’ on the label because the Alpha team brought the Grenache vines back to life after they had been neglected.
More fun details about the wine:
🍇 Undergoes whole bunch fermentation
🍇 Carbonic maceration
🍇 Long lees aging in tank & puncheon
If your not sure what any of those terms mean, pop them in google and learn something new 💡
In the glass it’s a brilliant crimson colour. Red fruits, tar, bay leaves and raspberry jello entice the nostrils. While in the mouth it’s juicy and full of flavour. It’s like a medley of black, red and blue berries with a sprinkling of white pepper. Y〰️U〰️M!
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #gifted #opinionsaremyown #tcweekdaywine — 2 days ago
On the 12th day of Christmas The Wine Gallery sent to me, a bottle of Moondarra Cuvee Maree NV from Gippsland, Victoria. This lucky last bottle in my wine advent calendar topped off the #12winesofchristmas 🎄🍾
Fun fact about Moondarra: Their Pinot Noir is named ‘Conception’ because the winemaker/owners eldest son was conceived in the middle of the vineyard 🙊
This bottle of Maree however is named after his wife. It’s made from predominately Pinot Noir with a touch of Chardonnay.
It’s a blush peach colour in the glass. Hints of apples, cherries and crisp lemon rise from the glass. While in the mouth it reflects the aromas with a lovely refreshing and smooth mouthfeel. Dry and delicious!
We enjoyed it with our lemon and herb crusted chicken on the bbq and we shared the little Xmas pud which also matched quite nicely 👌
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #gifted #opinionsaremyown #tcweekdaywine
— 5 days ago
On the 9th day of Christmas The Wine Gallery sent to me a bottle of Spinifex 2017 Rosé from SA’s Barossa Valley.
I was doing my Christmas baking today so I thought this rosé teamed with my Glass That Glitters Christmas songs on Spotify would be perfect for the festivities.
It’s made from 3 grapes, Grenache, Mataro and Cinsault. And it most definitely would be a great Christmas wine as you’ll find it’ll match well with everything from the charcuterie and nibbles, the Xmas ham and turkey, the barbecued prawns and even to the pavlova for dessert 🤤
It’s a pretty peach colour in the glass with bright orange highlights. On the nose think blood orange, juicy red apples and herbs. While in the mouth it’s bright and vibrant with notes of apples and pomegranates with a refreshing orange citrus finish. Yum!
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #gifted #opinionsaremyown #tcweekdaywine — 8 days ago