Side Gate Art Series 2018 Tempranillo – Adelaide Hills

Side Gate Art Series 2018 Tempranillo - Adelaide Hills
In June I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Side Gate Wines new Art Series wine duo. The launch party took place at their Melbourne HQ and we had a fantastic night full of paella, cheese, music and art. Alongside great conversations of course. It was wonderful to meet the Orbach Family who produce a range of extremely affordable wines. Continue reading

‘Tash’ by Natasha Mooney 2018 Sauvignon Blanc – Adelaide Hills

Tash by Natasha Mooney 2018 Sauvignon Blanc - Adelaide Hills
Sauvignon Blanc, yay or nay? I find people have very strong opinions about wines made from Sauvignon Blanc.

Personally I enjoy a glass of Sauvy B, for me it makes me think of the beach and seafood. I also love the diversity you can find, for instance Aussie Sauv can be so different from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and these days you can find winemakers oaking it and doing all sorts of things to it to create their own expression of it.

This example is a recent sample I received from the team at Cellarmasters. ‘Tash’ by Natasha Mooney 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is from South Australia’s Adelaide Hills region. It’s made exclusively for Cellarmasters, so you won’t find it anywhere else. Continue reading

Ngeringa 2018 Uncultured Pét Nat

Pét Nat has boomed in popularity over the last 12 months. It’s a ‘very cool’ bubbles to be sipping on. Short for Pétillant-naturel which in French means ‘natural sparkling’, they are made in a more rustic way than champagne that produces a sparkling wine which is traditionally cloudy, unfiltered, and finished with a crown cap closure. The method for making Pét Nats is called ‘méthode ancestrale’. Continue reading

Unico Zelo ‘Harvest’ 2017 Chardonnay

On the 7th day of Christmas, The Wine Gallery sent to me (thank you) a bottle of Unico Zelo ‘Harvest’ 2017 Chardonnay from SA’s Adelaide Hills in my wine advent calendar.

Unico Zelo Harvest Chardonnay 2017Yeah, so I did it. I had Chardonnay with my lunch today. Having a wine with lunch on a Friday back when I worked for someone seemed totally fine, however now I work for myself, from home, I’ve just never really done it.

Perhaps it was the 37-degree temperature that enticed me or the more likely scenario was that I knew this bottle was in the fridge. Continue reading