Palmetto Wine Co Blanc de Blanc NV

Mr Spittoon and I kicked off the weekend with this #thetcwineclub Palmetto Wine Co Blanc de Blancs Sparkling from SA’s Barossa Valley and it definitely set a great time for the weekend.

Palmetto Wine Co Blanc de Blanc NVWe had it with some homemade corn fritters done on the bbq with the Vino Bites Tequila Salsa that came in this month’s wine club box (such delicious salsa!!), sausage rolls and salad. It really complemented the goat’s cheese in the salad.

The reason I picked this bubbles is that it’s not made from your typical sparkling wine grapes. This is actually the second fizz I’ve had made from the Petit Meslier grape variety this month and I’m digging it! Continue reading

Pinelli Estate Sparkling Juliet 2016

On Sundays I like to hang with my girl Juliet. We know each other pretty well now.

Pinelli Estate Sparkling Juliet 2016Pinelli Estate Wines Sparkling Juliet from WA’s Swan Valley is made in the same way champagne is made and it’s only $22 per bottle. While living in Perth there was typically always a bottle of this in my fridge and it was replenished often. Continue reading

Mandala Rosé 2018 Yarra Valley

I could live off homemade pizza and delicious rosé. My favourite match has to be a potato & chilli pizza with rosé. What’s yours?

Mandala Rose 2018 Yarra ValleyOn a side note, check out my wine pizza dough recipe here!

I recently received this sample (thank you!) of the Mandala Wines 2018 Yarra Valley Rosé and couldn’t wait to give it a whirl. It mentioned in the media release that it goes well with wood-fired pizza and tapas so it was a great excuse for a pizza night. Continue reading

Alkoomi Frankland River Victrix Chardonnay 2017

Hello Alkoomi Wines 2017 Victrix Chardonnay, I love you!

Alkoomi Frankland River Victrix Chardonnay 2017This was another gem Naomi brought with her to Sydney for us to enjoy and boy it’s a goodie.

This icon range from Alkoomi are all named after types of trees which can be found on their property in Frankland River in WA’s Great Southern Wine Region. This beauty is named after the Australian Eucalyptus Victrix.

Learn more about Chardonnay in my handy online guide. Continue reading

St Hallett Blockhead Barossa Shiraz Grenache 2017

New Release!

This St Hallett Wines 2017 ‘Blockhead’ Grenache & Shiraz blend hails from South Australia’s Barossa Valley wine region. It’s part of a new range from St Hallett which only launched in September 2018. The range also includes the St Hallett Blockhead Shiraz and a Shiraz & Cabernet blend.

St Hallett Blockhead Barossa Shiraz Grenache 2017“The new sub-range stems from the original European settlers in the Barossa township of Tanunda where St Hallett winery resides, who were known as Blockheads. The origin of the ‘Blockhead’ name is most commonly attributed to their stoic, square-jawed character and dedication to the land. The name has transcended the generations and is worn as a badge of honour at St Hallett.” Continue reading