Aphelion Wine – Q&A with Young Guns of Wine ‘Best New Act’

Aphelion Wine CoToday on the blog we have some very special guests; Rob & Louise Mack – the founders of Aphelion Wine Co in McLaren Vale, South Australia. This young couple are causing waves in the Australian wine scene with their ‘from the sun to you’ wine philosophy, not to mention their delectable small batch wines. Rob was awarded the ‘Best New Act’ award at the 2017 Young Guns of Wine Awards! Continue reading

Greek Wine: Hard to Say But Easy to Drink

Wine Folly Assyrtiko DrawingWhen Mr. Spittoon and I were backpacking around Europe, Greece was on the must-do list. We made it as far as Sofia in Bulgaria. However due to a sudden unrest in Greece involving international trains not running and violent protests, after much deliberation we had to change our plans and instead flew to Rome. We were guttered as I knew the wine and food in Greece were going to be amazing. Continue reading

National French Fry Day & Wines to Match

Fries & Wine Matching for National French Fry DayThose who know me well, know that I have an unconditional love for potatoes. Whether they’re sweet, mashed or fried – my palate simply can’t get enough of them. My muffin top may not agree, but hey, a glass or two of champagne and that shuts her up pretty quick smart! Thanks to our friends over at Just In Time Gourmet, they have put together a World Food Days Calendar which brought it to my attention that it’s National Fry Day today (well in America)! Continue reading

Why I Don’t Give Wine Ratings or Scores

Why I Don't Give Wine Ratings or Scores - Travelling Corkscrew Wine BlogOn numerous occasions, I have been asked why I don’t rate or score wines. If you follow my social media channels, you’ll no doubt be aware I do write tasting notes on Facebook and Instagram alongside on some of my favourite wine apps. However, I always do my best to avoid giving a score out of 10 or 100 or even giving star ratings (hence the downside to the Vivino app – you have to give a rating to leave a tasting note!). So today on the blog I thought I’d let you all know why I don’t and probably never will give a wine a score. Continue reading