Altero 2018 Montepulciano Fleurieu Peninsula

Altero 2018 MontepulcianoYou know what I recently did? I cracked into some red and put on a cheesy romantic movie on Netflix. I was in one of those moods. Anyone else do that? If that’s a yes, let me know your Netflix recommendations for this genre 😉

The movie in question was Letters to Juliet with Amanda Seyfried and previous Home & Away star, Christopher Egan. Parts of the movie were set in Italy, so I thought this Altero 2018 Montepulciano from SA’s Fleurieu Peninsula would be a fine accompaniment. Continue reading

Millon Estate 2017 The Royal GSM

Millon Estate 2017 The Royal GSMDo you know what GSM stands for on a wine label?

It stands for the 3 grape varieties blended to make the wine. Which are: Grenache, Shiraz (Syrah) and Mataro (Mourvèdre).

The GSM blend was made famous by the Côtes du Rhône region of France. In Australia, GSMs are very popular. And fun fact, when a wine is made from a variety of grapes they are listed in order of proportion on the label. So in a GSM, Grenache should make up the biggest proportion of the blend. Continue reading

The Wine Gallery 2018 Rose Is The New Black

The Wine Gallery 2018 Rose Is The New BlackThese goodies were in this month’s TC Wine Club box and let me just say – YUM!

The 2018 ‘Rosé is the new black’ is a collab between The Wine Gallery and Hedonist Wines in SA’s McLaren Vale region. It’s made from a blend of Sangiovese and Grenache grapes.

Mr. Spittoon and I enjoyed it with this new Kettle Corn Chips that also came in this month’s box. Those jalapeño, chili and Manuka honey ones are awesome! Plus the chips went well with the rosé on the deck! Continue reading

Altero 2018 Sangiovese from Fleurieu Peninsula

Altero 2018 Sangiovese from Fleurieu PeninsulaI love spaghetti bolognese night, especially when Mr. Spittoon cooks 😉

It also means a night for red wine in stemless glasses, as we like to pretend we’re in Italy. If only!!

After receiving this sample of Altero 2018 Sangiovese from Fleurieu Peninsula (SA) recently, I knew it was was destined for Spag Bol night. Thank you Cellarmasters! Continue reading

Millon Wines The Royal Chardonnay 2018

Millon Wines The Royal Chardonnay 2018This will be the 87th Aussie Chardonnay I’ve logged in my Vivino wine app. I think I may be a bit of a Chardy fiend!

The Royal 2018 Millon Estate Chardonnay is made from Eden Valley (South Australia) fruit. While maturing, this royal Chardy spends time in French oak (about 9 months) to help give the wine a creamy texture. It also undergoes partial malolactic fermentation (tart malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid). Continue reading