Moorilla 2013 Muse Extra Brut Sparkling Wine

Moorilla 2013 Muse Brut and Sabre“Muse is wine of the old world made in the new—a Tasmanian expression of classic European winemaking. These wines exude texture, integration and complexity. Savour their fine balance and finesse with delicate food. They’re great in their youth, and excellent with bottle maturity.”

We were very lucky enough to sip on this beauty recently from Moorilla Winery in Tasmania (we actually visited the cellar door at Mona in Hobart on our trip to visit the wineries of Tasmania this year). This 2013 ‘Muse’ Extra Brut Sparkling spends 4 years on lees. It has been made in an über fresh and acidity driven style that will only improve with time in the cellar.

It received 94 points from James Halliday and 92 points from Huon Hooke.

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Baily & Baily Silhouette Series 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (1 Litre)

Baily & Baily Silhouette Series 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (1 Litre)Last month, Mr Spittoon and I had a Bingo party thanks to the team at Baily & Baily.

To help celebrate the release of their new 1 Litre bottles, we were sent an ultimate party pack full of all sorts of goodies. We had a really fun night, playing Bingo and eating and drinking of course. Since the new 1 litre bottles only retail for $10, they are the perfect accompaniment for a cheap and cheerful evening. Continue reading

Upper Reach 2015 Reserve Shiraz – Swan Valley

Upper Reach 2015 Reserve Shiraz - Swan ValleyI definitely already need another Perth trip. My last trip in June was far too long ago and to be honest, we’re running out of stock!

If you live in Perth, and haven’t been out to the Valley recently, then this is your reminder to do it. You guys are seriously lucky that you have an amazing wine region right on your doorstep.

This lovely little bottle of Swan Valley wine was given to me as a gift from Renee at Upper Reach Winery (thank you!). This is the latest release of their Reserve Shiraz which snapped up a 94/100 in Ray Jordan’s West Australian Wine Guide 2019. Continue reading

Charquino 2017 Albariño – Spain

Charquino 2017 Albariño - SpainIf you love seafood, then Albariño needs to be on your wine matching list. White wine made from Albariño grapes is super refreshing with edgy acidity and it can have a slight saltiness to it. My favourite match to a nice crisp glass of Albariño is chilli mussels. Y-U-M!

I received this sample bottle from Good Pair Days (thank you!). The producer is Charqunio and it comes from the Rias Baixas region in Spain. 99% of all wine produced in the Rias Baixas region is white. And while 12 grape varieties are permitted in the region, Albariño represents 96% of the vines planted. Therefore if you try Albariño and really enjoy it, then adding this region to your wine travel bucket list is a must. Continue reading

Trentham Estate ‘The Family’ 2019 Vermentino

Trentham Estate 'The Family' 2019 VermentinoI say this every time I write about Vermentino, I love this white great variety! Especially in summer. I just love its crisp apple and citrus notes. If you’re looking for an alternative to Sauvignon blanc / a wine to go well with seafood, give Vermentino a whirl. I find it quite a soft yet incredibly refreshing white wine. Continue reading