Mino and Co ‘A Growers Touch’ 2017 Shiraz

We finally cracked into this Mino + Co Shiraz which I picked up for a bargain price of $10 at the end of the Wine Island weekend with @travelling_piccolo last year. It normally retails for $20!

It’s made in NSW’s Riverina region which is centred around the town of Griffith, down near the bottom of NSW. It’s closer to Melbourne than Sydney however Canberra would be the closest major city. 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

Lou Miranda Estate Old Vine Shiraz Mourvèdre 2015

Wow! Wine made from 117-year-old vines, you don’t get that every day! That means the vines were planted in 1898 for this wine.

Lou Miranda Estate Old Vine Shiraz Mourvedre 2015If you’re looking for an extra special bottle of red to enjoy, this is the bottle you’ve been searching for. Trust me, it’s worth the $65 price tag. Plus only 3,600 bottles were made!

Lou Miranda Estate in SA’s Barossa Valley has made this wine from a blend of 78% Shiraz and 22% Mourvèdre (also known as Mataro) grapes. It has spent over 36 months maturing in oak. For the wine geeks out there, they used American oak hogsheads (300L barrel) and 40% first use oak. Continue reading

Lou Miranda Estate 2013 Old Vine Shiraz

If you need an excuse (which you shouldn’t btw) to open that bottle of something nice you have, well today is that excuse! It’s Friday and it’s December.

Lou Miranda Estate 2013 Old Vine ShirazWho agrees with me?

I recently was gifted this bottle of Lou Miranda Estate 2013 Old Vine Shiraz from SA’s Barossa Valley and it’s made from grapes from 106-year-old vines, so it’s pretty special. Continue reading