Mike Press 2016 Sparkling Rosé Adelaide Hills

Mike Press 2016 Sparkling RoseHappy Valentine’s Day wine lovers! Forget the roses and opt for rosé today!

Last night on the eve of V-day we cracked into this Mike Press 2016 Sparkling Rosé from the Adelaide Hills. This was my ‘birthday wine’ from The Wine Gallery – thank you!

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Menhir Salento 2017 Novementi Negroamaro

Menhir Salento 2017 Novementi NegroamaroRosé and Netflix, it’s a pretty good combo if you ask me and it seemed to pair with Gotham very well 😉

This Menhir Salento Novementi Rosato comes from Salento in Italy. It’s made from the Negroamaro grape variety which is native to southern Italy (aka the ‘heel’ of Italy). Negro means black which makes sense as this variety tends to produce very deep red wines. Continue reading

Baillieu 2018 Rose Mornington Peninsula

Baillieu 2018 Rose Mornington PeninsulaRosé and homemade 12 hour slow cooked pulled pork is a favourite combo of mine! I recently tried out a recipe from the Ripe Deli cookbook alongside homemade bbq sauce and pineapple salsa and it was insanely good teamed with this Baillieu Vineyard 2018 from Mornington Peninsula which I received from Vino Bambino recently.

This rosé is made from hand-harvested Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. To gain the colour it spends about 6 hours with the skins (this is called maceration). It retails for $25. Continue reading

Pinelli Estate 2018 Breanna Rosé

Pinelli Estate 2018 Breanna Rose

I’m seeing pink!! We recently ordered a couple of cases of Pinelli Estate Wines from the Swan Valley particularly because we wanted to get our hands on this award-winning 2018 Rosé.

Learn more about Rosé wine and how it’s made.

The wine is named after winemaker, Daniel Pinelli’s daughter, Breanna Rose and is made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety. Here are 7 things you may not already know about Cabernet Sauvignon. Continue reading

Château Castel de Maures 2017 Cuvee Jeanne

Mr Spittoon and I had an amazing time in Krabi, Thailand over the Christmas break. There’s not a huge selection of #wine choices in the area though. However one day we did find a supermarket which stocked a bit of a wider selection than the 7 Eleven’s so we thought we’d pick up a bottle to enjoy at sunset with cheese, crackers and pistachios on Ao Nang Beach. Continue reading