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

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

Chris Ringland Sealed 2016 Barossa Shiraz

Chris Ringland Sealed 2016 Barossa ShirazI love a gift pack which comes with wine and matching snacks! I received this as a Christmas gift from Cellarmasters (thank you Mira & team).

Inside the gift box was a bottle of Chris Ringland Sealed 2016 Barossa Shiraz alongside; Bryon Bay cookies (soooo good!), Maggie Beer Fig & Fennel Paste, Beerenberg tomato chutney and crackers. Out of all the elements, the wine went superbly with the paste ? Continue reading

Dorrien Estate Cuvee Shiraz NV

This was the first wine we cracked into after getting back to Australia last week. Are you a fan of Aussie Sparkling Red?

In order to avoid the post-holiday blues, I thought a bottle of this and a face mask would help. Plus how cool is this red wine antioxidant face mask I found at Watsons in Bangkok? I’m glad I bought a couple now.

Moving on to the wine. A big thanks to Cellarmasters for this sample bottle of the Dorrien Estate NV (non-vintage) Cuvée Shiraz. The more I drink sparkling red, the more I like it and the more I feel I’m turning into an Aussie! Because it’s a chillable Red it’d be quite the perfect wine for Australia Day actually. Continue reading