Chardonnay Day 2018 is just around the corner (it’s the Thursday before Memorial Day (U.S.) each year thanks to the creator Rick Bakas). So, to help celebrate I wanted to share 18 Chardonnay’s I have tasted recently that’ll be perfect to drink on #chardonnayday. Continue reading
Naturally, as soon as we got to Sale, Victoria, I had to Google what was the closest winery. The first result to pop up was Avon Ridge Vineyard which is about a 20-minute drive from Sale and about 50 minutes from Traralgon.
This was our first Gippsland winery visit and is number 16/600 Victoria cellar doors on my bucket list. Continue reading
I’ve now been living in the Gippsland wine region (Victoria, Australia) for a little over 2 months. It’s definitely is quite a different experience to our old home in Perth’s Swan Valley wine region. With the Gippsland wineries a lot further apart, it means we typically spend Sunday afternoon’s ticking a new one off the list. Last week we decided to check out Glenmaggie Wines, which was about a 30-minute drive from where we are living in the town of Sale.
Glenmaggie marks the 20th out of the 600 cellar doors in Victoria I plan to visit (read more here about the Victoria wineries and my mission to visit all the cellar doors).
If you’re a regular TC reader, you’ll be aware that Mr Spittoon and I left Perth nearly 2 months ago to start a new adventure in Victoria. It wasn’t an easy decision to leave my beloved Western Australian wine scene behind. But when I heard VIC has the most winery cellar doors out of all the Australian states – I started to consider it.
Malbec World Day is just around the corner so I thought it would be a great time to get to know the Malbec grape a little bit better. I have most definitely consumed my fair share of red wine made from Malbec over the years from around the world. Continue reading