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 →
Yeah, 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 →
Surprisingly this combo of the d’Arenberg ‘The Olive Grove’ 2017 Chardonnay from South Australia went really well with a square or two of this Whittakers Dark Salted Caramel chocolate. Who would have thought!
When looking up what the name meant I learnt that apparently there are a lot of olive trees in McLaren Vale, including in d’Arenberg’s Chardonnay vineyard, hence the name! I picked this bottle up for $15 from my local bottle shop.Continue reading →