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

Wine Show By The Bay – The University Club of WA

This was my first year attending ‘Wine Show By the Bay’ – the biennial wine tasting fair put on by The University Club of WA. I’ve heard about it previous years but didn’t have a chance to make it along, so this year I thought I had better get my palate down there! Plus tickets were only $20 for the 11am-5pm tasting session, so you’re getting some serious bang for your buck! Continue reading

Dinner with Grace Farm Wines at Petite Mort

Grace Farm Cabernets in Plumm Glassware at Petite Mort

My winemaking is based on mouthfeel”

– said winemaker Jonathan (Jono) Mettam at last nights Grace Farm Wines dinner. Between Jono and seasoned viticulturist Tim Quinlan of Grace Farm from the Margaret River, and of course the lovely Anja Lewis their sales rep – it was a fantastic night to get to know Grace Farm that little bit better! A big thanks to the team for letting me join them on the night and for answering all my questions! Continue reading

Vasse Felix Wine Dinner at the Inglewood Hotel, Perth

Menu at the Vasse Felix Wine Dinner at the Inglewood HotelI am pretty sure my Tuesday night this week was better than yours – 4 deletable courses of food, 5 glasses of top quality Margaret River wine, good company and all at a great setting on a rainy night. It’s definitely not my typical Tuesday, this normally involves ugg boots and a couch! Therefore I am very honoured the lovely folk at the Inglewood Hotel invited myself an a guest along to their latest wine dinner with Vasse Felix ( thank you!). Continue reading