I have been following Popsy & JJ on Instagram for a little while now. Recently the ‘JJ’ part of Popsy & JJ aka Jonathon ‘JJ’ Curry, reached out to me for a collaboration and I was more than excited to get to know more about these guys and their online European wine shop here in Australia.
JJ is joined by Paul ‘Popsy’ Farrell who are 2 Dad’s (they have 7 kids between them!) who are passionate wine lovers and home cooks. They have set out to bring the Australian market ‘artisan wines from the globe’ and oh boy you’ll salivate at the collection.
The wines all come from small artisan growers and you’d be lucky to find these wines anywhere else in Australia. Plus what I really love about their site is that they include so much info on each of the wines, recipe ideas, videos and more!
I have kindly been sent 3 bottles to taste and share my experiences with you. I’ll be adding my tasting notes below as I try them:
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Domaine Fourrey Premier Cru Chablis ‘Cote de Lechet’ 2018
If you want a wine to match with blue cheese, this is it!! We accidentally stumbled across the combo and oh my we were fighting over the last bit of blue cheese. What a combo!
It’s been awhile since I have had a Chablis, so I was excited to get stuck in. Chablis is a region in France, the northern most part of the Burgundy region and under law they can only use Chardonnay grapes. The wines don’t see any oak and are known for their minerality. Check out the Vins de Bourgogne Chablis website to learn more: chablis-wines.com
This Premier Cru Chablis is a pretty lemon colour in the glass with that famous minerality shining alongside lovely notes of fresh ocean air, a hint of just baked shortbread and some Vietnamese mint. In the mouth that beachy taste flows through with hints of grapefruit, apricots, and stonefruit. it’s smooth, clean and crisp. Highly enjoyable and a wonderful example of Chablis.
I also really like how there is a QR code on the back label so you can easily jump straight to more info about the wine on the Popsy & JJ website.
Charles Mignon Premium Reserve Brut Champagne NV
Tasted: 1st May 2021
We visited the Charles Mignon champagne house in 2011, so it’s very close to our hearts and oh boy was I excited to try this prestigious wine from their range.
Which is why we thought it’d be the perfect first wine to sip with my parents who we saw for the first time since Covid (15 months ago!).
It’s deliciously dry, full of finesse and fresh apple and pear flavours. Very easy to consume and a match made in heaven for some triple cream Brie ?