Empirica by Castelli Estate 2018 Fiore Del Campo

Empirica by Castelli Estate Wines 2018 Fiore Del CampoPulled pork bao buns and a Pinot Gris + Riesling + Gewurtztraminer white blend, what’s not to like about that combo.

I didn’t realise how easy and quick bao buns are to make at home, I think I’ll be making these more often plus this bottle of Empirica by Castelli Estate Wines 2018 Fiore Del Campo made an excellent accompaniment and likewise so did the spicy potato pizza we enjoyed with the other half of the bottle for dinner. Continue reading

Empirica by Castelli Estate Wines 2018 Vermentino

Empirica by Castelli Estate Wines 2018 VermentinoVermentino is where it’s at peeps. If you’re a newbie to this grape variety then this Empirica by Castelli Estate Wines 2018 Vermentino is a great one to start with. But buy at least 2 bottles as 1 bottle is definitely not enough.

A big thanks to Castelli from the Frankland River in WA’s Great Southern wine region for sending over this sample for us to try. It lasted all of 5 seconds unopened in our house. Continue reading

Taste Great Southern – Make A Long Weekend Of It

I have a long-standing connection to Western Australia’s Great Southern region.

As a kid, my family would pack up the car at least twice a year and drive the 4-5 hours to my Aunty and Uncles farm just East of Albany, where we would spend at least a week at a time catching Koonac’s from one of the many dams, fishing and sight-seeing.

Fast forward 15 years or so and the team at CMS Events gave me an amazing reason to reacquaint myself with this wonderful part of the world. To be honest, I don’t know why I don’t visit the region as often as I use to, but I am going to make it a goal for 2019 to make sure I visit far more regularly. Continue reading

3drops Blanc de Noir 2017

I have been hanging out to try this brand new Western Australian made sparkling wine for so long now!

3drops Blanc de Noir 2017If you haven’t already heard, this is 3drops first ever sparkling wine. The 3drops Blanc de Noir 2017 is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes from the 2017 vintage. It’s made in the traditional method which means it’s made the same way as champagne is (there are various ways you can make sparkling wines).

If you’re not familiar with 3drops, they are a boutique producer from the Great Southern wine region who produce a range of red, white, rose and now sparkling wines which you can purchase through their website 3drops.com

I recently chatted to Jo, the owner of 3drops who was telling me for the label, they actually had a model pose with a rake to create the stunning image on the bottle. The lady represents ‘femme du monde’ aka the woman of the world.

I really enjoyed this bubbles from its slightly peachy-yellow tone in the glass to its aromas of orange sherbet, fresh strawberries and flaky pastry. In the mouth, it has a wonderfully silky mouthfeel with decent body and length. It’s elegant and beautiful, just like the 3drops brand.

Thank you Jo, for sending over this sample for us to try – Mr Spittoon and I sipped up every last drop 🙂

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!

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Xabregas 2017 Mt Barker Riesling

I love a good dry Riesling and in my opinion, Mt Barker in WA’s Great Southern wine region produces some darn tasty ones! Hence why I picked this for this months TC Wine Club box from The Wine Gallery.

Xabregas Wines 2017 Mt Barker RieslingThis Xabregas Wines 2017 Riesling is produced by the Hogan family who established the brand in 1996. I did some googling into why the name ‘Xabregas’ but couldn’t find much more than the name ‘represents versatility, enthusiasm, agility and unconventional methods.’ I wonder if this is why they picked it?! Continue reading