I don’t even want to think about how much money I spend on wine over a year. It’s safe to say that it’d be a large chunk of my income! Recently the lovely @_muffinqueen introduced me to a wine range that would not only satisfy my wino needs but support a very good cause at the same time. Guilt free wine if you will!
The Telethon Adventurers (a group of dedicated people conducting adventurous activities all over the world to help fundraise for finding the cause and cure for child cancer) have released a limited edition wine range with half the proceeds going straight to Telethon.
There’s only 180 cases available and 3 wine styles to choose from. The wines are all made from Margaret River grapes and the range includes; 2010 Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon, 2008 Cabernet Merlot and the 2007 Shiraz which is what I opted for seeing as Mr. Spittoon and I can’t seem to get enough of Margaret River Shiraz at the moment!
You can only buy by the case (12 bottles per purchase), and unfortunately they don’t do mixed cases. Cases sell for $180 with $90 going straight to Telethon. The case works out to be $15 a bottle which is pretty darn good in my books! It’s definitely a ‘feel good’ wine purchase!
Mr. Spittoon and I have nearly got through the case we ordered over a month ago as it’s just so darn easy to drink. Here’s my tasting note for the Shiraz: On the eye it’s a deep, nearly opaque magenta colour. The nose is simply smouldering. It has pretty dark berry fruits laced with vanilla and cinnamon plus a touch of creamy chocolate. On the palate it has rather gritty tannins with plummy fruits, coffee beans, cassis and a touch of smokiness. A relatively short finish, however for $15 a bottle it slips down the throat pretty nicely and the bank account is pretty happy.
Once payday rolls around we may look at buying a case of the Cabernet Merlot too!! If you’re struggling to decide between the three wines, click here to read the tasting notes of all three wines.
To find out how you can help make a difference one wine bottle at a time, please check out the Telethon Adventurers website here.