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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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

Champagne Devaux Grande Reserve

As we live about 3 hours from Melbourne airport, we typically stay at the Park Royal Melbourne Airport Hotel if we have an early flight. It takes the stress out of worrying about the traffic and being on time for our flight.

Champagne Devaux Grande ReserveNaturally, we also like to enjoy a few drinks at the start of a holiday too and therefore before our recent trip to Thailand we stopped at Dan Murphy’s on our way to the hotel to pick up a couple of bottles of champagne to enjoy in our room which looked back towards Melbourne city. Continue reading

Joseph Perrier Champagne Brut

As we live about 3 hours from Melbourne airport, we typically stay at the Park Royal Melbourne Airport Hotel if we have an early flight. It takes the stress out of worrying about the traffic and being on time for our flight.

Naturally, we also like to enjoy a few drinks at the start of a holiday too and therefore before our recent trip to Thailand we stopped at Dan Murphy’s on our way to the hotel to pick up a couple of bottles of champagne to enjoy in our room which Joseph Perrier Champagne Brutlooked back towards Melbourne city. Continue reading

G.H Mumm Champagne Blanc de Blancs de Cramant

Christmas Day in Thailand calls for duty-free Champagne. We picked up this bottle of G.H Mumm Champagne Blanc de Blancs at Melbourne airport for about the $150 mark. G.H Mumm Champagne Blanc de BlancsThe limit for bringing alcohol into Thailand is only 1 litre per person, so we definitely were going for quality over quantity.

We also knew in Krabi, where we were going to be spending Christmas Day, that our wine and champagne choices would be pretty low. Continue reading