Champagne Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs 2004

Well, it’s my first day back to work today for 2019 and I’m pretty excited for what the year has in store for me. A definite highlight for 2019 already was enjoying this bottle of Champagne Perrier-Jouët 2004 Belle Époque Blanc de Blancs Champagne at the highest open-air champagne bar in the world, Flute at Lebua Hotel in Bangkok on the 64th floor. Mr Spittoon and I had the most amazing night hanging out with this pretty elixir. Continue reading

Blue Gables Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Gris

When we visited the Blue Gables Vineyard cellar door earlier this year they were sold out of this sparkling wine made with Chardonnay and Pinot Gris grapes – I was guttered as I really wanted to try it!

Blue Gables Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot GrisRecently I came across a bottle of it at The Hunting Ground in Sale for $40 and I couldn’t resist. I have to admit, I thought the $40 price tag was a bit steep initially, however, after trying it, I’ll definitely be buying it again! 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

TarraWarra Estate Farm Block Chardonnay 2016

Excuse me as I post all my tasting notes from the weekend. It was raining so I did a bit of wine tasting on my couch alright.

TarraWarra Estate Farm Block Chardonnay 2016This TarraWarra Estate Farm Block 2016 Chardonnay from Victoria’s Yarra Valley is part of Wine Selectors 2019 calendar collection. For $195 you get 12 wines + 12 recipes from Australian Chefs and a gorgeous 2019 calendar. The whole idea is that you cook the matching meal to go with the wine each month. #datenight Continue reading