How To Spend A Day In The Ferguson Valley Wine Region

Happy Birthday To Me

I recently celebrated a 30-something birthday and my birth date can be both a blessing and a curse.

  • Blessing: My birthday is held over the Australia Day long weekend and I am always guaranteed a ‘recovery’ day.
  • Curse: It can be really difficult to try and get friends together, as it is a good time to go away. And this year was a three-day long weekend.

bryce and naomi at bushshack brewery sitting at a table drinking small beers Continue reading

Root Cause – A Novel by Steven Laine (Wine Books)

Reading Root Cause a novel by Steven Laine - Wine Book

Can you imagine a world without wine?

I know… how dear I even write those words. It’s scary to think about. If you find it as terrifying as me, then you’ll be on the edge of your seat reading this new wine novel! Today I want to introduce you to the brand new novel, Root Cause by Steven Laine. I received a sample of this book all the way from the USA and I loved it. Thank you Turner Publishing! Continue reading

Support Women in Wine with ‘hear me roar’ 2018 Shiraz

Digging into a bottle of hear me roar 2018 shiraz to support women in the wine industryIn Australia, the number of people who graduate with winemaking and viticulture qualifications is roughly 50/50 female and male. However, only 10% of the people in these roles are female. And I hear this figure is declining. As a female small business owner, who works in a fairly male-dominated industry myself (SEO & Google Ads), I love to support women doing what they love.

Which is why when a sample of hear me roar showed up on my doorstep, I knew I had to help spread the word. Plus when you’re combining a good cause with good wine, what’s not to like? Continue reading

Uruguay Wine & Food Matching Night

Uruguay Wine and Food NightHave you tried many wines from Uruguay? I surely haven’t which is why when I spotted The Wine Gallery had some in, I knew I had to give them a go. So this month’s TC Wine Club included 3 Uruguayan wines!

The Wine Gallery has a handful of Uruguayan wines in at the moment. Which meant I was able to get wines made from different grape varieties, from different producers and also different regions.

To be honest, I didn’t know a heck of a lot about Uruguay or its wine before this. Therefore I got my googling pants on and decided to make an Uruguayan inspired meal last weekend. Continue reading

Toms Cap Vineyard Retreat in Beautiful Gippsland

Riedel Glass - Toms Cap Vineyard at SunsetI love going away for my birthday, even if it is just for a night. Funnily enough, it tends to always involve some sort of wine adventure! Are you surprised?

Our family friends in Melbourne introduced us to the Toms Cap Sparkling wine from Gippsland a few years ago. So naturally, we have been wanting to visit the vineyard since we moved to Gippsland a year ago. As they have cottages on the vineyard, we were waiting for a special occasion to make a weekend of it. So last month we finally did it to celebrate my 30-ish birthday. Continue reading