Millon Estate 2017 The Royal GSM

Millon Estate 2017 The Royal GSMDo you know what GSM stands for on a wine label?

It stands for the 3 grape varieties blended to make the wine. Which are: Grenache, Shiraz (Syrah) and Mataro (Mourvèdre).

The GSM blend was made famous by the Côtes du Rhône region of France. In Australia, GSMs are very popular. And fun fact, when a wine is made from a variety of grapes they are listed in order of proportion on the label. So in a GSM, Grenache should make up the biggest proportion of the blend. Continue reading

Chris Ringland Sealed 2016 Barossa Shiraz

Chris Ringland Sealed 2016 Barossa ShirazI love a gift pack which comes with wine and matching snacks! I received this as a Christmas gift from Cellarmasters (thank you Mira & team).

Inside the gift box was a bottle of Chris Ringland Sealed 2016 Barossa Shiraz alongside; Bryon Bay cookies (soooo good!), Maggie Beer Fig & Fennel Paste, Beerenberg tomato chutney and crackers. Out of all the elements, the wine went superbly with the paste ? Continue reading

Barossa Boy Lifeblood Shiraz 2016

Barossa Boy Lifeblood Shiraz 2016
Red wine and blue cheese, does late night snacking get any better?

Introducing the Barossa Boy Wines 2016 Lifeblood Shiraz, one heck of a blockbuster wine made by Trent Burge & team. This wine is made for drinking over time so you can experience how the Barossa’s most loved variety can age so gracefully. It’s one of those wines you buy at least 6 or 12 and pull one out of the cellar every year. Continue reading

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