Rota Villa Castellazzo 27 Via Romani Lambrusco

Rota Villa Castellazzo 27 Via Romani LambruscoThis is my cat in his teepee with a bottle of sparkling red wine 🙂

Please note: No cats were harmed in the writing of this tasting note.

I picked this Sparkling Red for this months #thetcwineclub box because I’m becoming a bit of a bubbly red fiend. Have any of the club members cracked into this one yet?! Continue reading

Mino and Co ‘A Growers Touch’ 2017 Shiraz

We finally cracked into this Mino + Co Shiraz which I picked up for a bargain price of $10 at the end of the Wine Island weekend with @travelling_piccolo last year. It normally retails for $20!

It’s made in NSW’s Riverina region which is centred around the town of Griffith, down near the bottom of NSW. It’s closer to Melbourne than Sydney however Canberra would be the closest major city. Continue reading

Dorrien Estate Cuvee Shiraz NV

This was the first wine we cracked into after getting back to Australia last week. Are you a fan of Aussie Sparkling Red?

In order to avoid the post-holiday blues, I thought a bottle of this and a face mask would help. Plus how cool is this red wine antioxidant face mask I found at Watsons in Bangkok? I’m glad I bought a couple now.

Moving on to the wine. A big thanks to Cellarmasters for this sample bottle of the Dorrien Estate NV (non-vintage) Cuvée Shiraz. The more I drink sparkling red, the more I like it and the more I feel I’m turning into an Aussie! Because it’s a chillable Red it’d be quite the perfect wine for Australia Day actually. Continue reading

Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV

12 hours of free-flowing Charles Heidsieck Champagne – heck yes!

Mr Spittoon and I splurged on our recent trip to Thailand. Instead of buying Christmas presents and after saving like crazy we decided to put our money on business class flights on Singapore Airlines.

The trip from Melbourne to Thailand consists of a 7-hour + 2-hour flight, with a stopover in Singapore.

Half of the decision to fly Singapore Air may have been to do with the Charles Heidsieck champagne onboard and boy it didn’t disappoint! It’s also worth noting that unlike the Melbourne and the Bangkok SG lounges that the lounge in Singapore also has help-yourself CH champagne. Continue reading

Château Castel de Maures 2017 Cuvee Jeanne

Mr Spittoon and I had an amazing time in Krabi, Thailand over the Christmas break. There’s not a huge selection of #wine choices in the area though. However one day we did find a supermarket which stocked a bit of a wider selection than the 7 Eleven’s so we thought we’d pick up a bottle to enjoy at sunset with cheese, crackers and pistachios on Ao Nang Beach. Continue reading