Castelli Empirica 2017 Ebullient Sparkling Riesling

Castelli Empirica 2017 Ebullient Sparkling Riesling
Happy Wine Wednesday everyone!

What are you poppin’ today?

Last ‘Wine Wednesday’ we cracked into our Good Pair Days sample pack and we couldn’t wait to get stuck into this 2017 Empirica ‘Ebullient’ Sparkling Riesling from Castelli Estate Wines in WA’s Great Southern wine region. Continue reading

The Lake House 2015 Pinot Noir

After catching up in Sydney with Naomi at the start of the month she sent me home with this bottle of The Lake House 2015 Pinot Noir from WA’s Great Southern wine region. Actually, I was very happy that all 6 bottles in my checked-in luggage made it back to Victoria intact.

The Lake House 2015 Pinot Noir DenmarkThis Premium Reserve Denmark Pinot Noir ($45) is made from grapes from a single vineyard. We opted to enjoy it while watching Sabrina on Netflix and indulging in a couple of pieces of Cuvée Chocolate’s Amphora 65% Dark Chocolate.

If you haven’t tried this chocolate yet, then you need to stat! It’s specifically made to match wine. The recommended matches for the Amphora are Pinot Noir, Merlot, Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, GSM and Tawny Port. Continue reading

Alkoomi Frankland River Victrix Chardonnay 2017

Hello Alkoomi Wines 2017 Victrix Chardonnay, I love you!

Alkoomi Frankland River Victrix Chardonnay 2017This was another gem Naomi brought with her to Sydney for us to enjoy and boy it’s a goodie.

This icon range from Alkoomi are all named after types of trees which can be found on their property in Frankland River in WA’s Great Southern Wine Region. This beauty is named after the Australian Eucalyptus Victrix.

Learn more about Chardonnay in my handy online guide. Continue reading

3drops Great Southern Merlot 2017

Last night Mr Spittoon and I thought we’d crack this award-winning beauty to toast the wonderful 3drops wine and olive oil owner-operator – Jo – who completed the NYC marathon on the weekend.

3drops Great Southern Merlot 2017This 2017 Merlot from Western Australia’s Great Southern Wine Region picked up gold at the Wine Show of Western Australia and a gold at the Six Nations Wine Challenge. It had me and Mr Spittoon arguing over who would have the last few drops so it’s fair to say it lives up to its accolades. Continue reading