Harmans Estate Pisco from Margaret River

Pisco - Harmans Estate - Margaret River, AustraliaThis post has been on my to-do list for a number of months now. Pisco came onto my radar earlier this year when I heard Australia’s very first Australian-Made Pisco was being released. Yes, it was/is a bit of a controversy. But hell, my palate loves it and I’m not shy about a bit of controversy.

Since writing this post, there has been an update from Harmans Estate, please note they will stop calling it Pisco in the coming weeks:

Sour Grapes Over Pisco News Article

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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

Xanadu Winery – Q&A with Winemaker Glenn Goodall

Senior Winemaker Glenn Goodall - Xanadu WineryXanadu Winery is based in WA’s Margaret River region and they are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. As part of the celebrations, they’ll be serving up their special White Wine Sangria at the Urban Orchard Pop-Up Bar at the Perth Food Truck Rumble on Sunday 26th March. To help celebrate such a milestone for Xanadu Winery and the upcoming Food Truck Rumble, I recently had the chance to ask Xanadu’s Senior Winemaker, Glenn Goodall, a few questions about his career, Xanadu and the 2017 harvest. Here’s how it went… Continue reading

Kid Friendly Wineries in Western Australia You Need to Visit

Kid Friendly Wineries in Western Australia - Travelling CorkscrewToday on the blog we welcome Rachel Noonan, the owner and operator behind the kids & baby online shop – Bubbalove. The parent-daughter team are based in Fremantle and have a huge selection of kids toys and products available online for delivery around the world (over $50 orders are free in Aussie!). Being Perth locals they love exploring their backyard and have shared with us some awesome kid-friendly wineries in WA.  Continue reading